Guest editorial: Can Trump be kept off the Vt. primary ballot this March?

In the country’s 234 years, no American current or former president has been indicted on either the federal or state level. On Aug. 1, 2023, a federal grand jury indicted Donald Trump. Currently, he has been indicted by four grand juries, two federal and two on the state level.

Guest editorial: Truth to power(lines)

The electric power industry has not been known for rapid changes in technology, thinking, or standards of practice.

Letter to the editor: Great Ice Storm of ’98 recalled

As Vermonters recover from two back-to-back, end-of-year, severe storms that hammered homeowners, businesses and farms, some may recall the Great Ice Storm of early January 1998.

Groundbreaking journalist Walter Mears dies

Walter R. Mears, the legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning political journalist who died at 87 on March 3, began his reporting career at Middlebury College for the Associated Press and then became the first person to open the AP Bureau in Vermont.

Community forum: Racial attack echoes in Vermont history

Racism punched Vermonters hard in the face with the shotgun attack by three white night-riders on the home of a Black minister in Irasburg in the early hours of July 19, 1968.

Letter to the editor: We owe much to Gov. Hoff

It is long past the time when Vermont should pause and honor the many significant contributions to this state by former Gov. Philip H. Hoff.Quite simply, the Vermont we know today — a state where human dignity and a strong culture of community support — h … (read more)

Opinion: Why Vermont is different once again

As Vermonters, we are used to seeing ourselves compared to other states or regions of the country. Some positive, other negative, assessments. We are usually associated with California as one of the bluest states in the union when talking about politics. … (read more)

Opinion: Why good journalism must survive

There is no more important factor for the health of a community than a strong and viable source of trustworthy information. Those of us living in Addison County have known for years that the Addison Independent has admirably served that function. Now more … (read more)

Guest editorial: The day Sen. Aiken planted his anti-Vietnam War acorn

What happens when you speak truth to power? Often no immediate impact. But the words themselves can be like planting an acorn that grows into an impressive oak tree. It usually takes about 50 years for a small acorn to grow into a big oak tree, a well-kno … (read more)