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Addison County Independent
Addison Independent logo.jpg
TypeTwice-weekly Newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s)Angelo Lynn
PublisherWilliam J. Slator
EditorAngelo Lynn
Founded1946 (1946)
Headquarters Middlebury, Vermont
OCLC number 38158604

The Addison County Independent is a biweekly newspaper located in Middlebury, VT that covers Addison County. The paper was founded in 1946 as the Addison Independent [1]and is now owned and managed by Angelo Lynn. [2] The paper has a website, and uses a pay wall to charge for some of its content. [3] It is a member of the New England Newspapers and Press Association, [4] and in 2016, the paper won the award of first place for general excellence in its class from the association. [5] The paper is published twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays.


The Addison Independent was published from 1946 - 1955 by William J. Slator and his wife Celine [6] [7]. At the time they owned Addison Press, Inc. which published the paper as well as served a commercial printing plant. [6] In 1955 the succeeding title of the newspaper became The Addison County Independent which also marked the start of the newspaper transitioning from a weekly to bi-weekly circulation schedule. [7]

In 1976 William J. Slator sold the Addison County Independent to Gordon T. Mills, who was the editor for the Burlington Free Press. [6]

In 1984 the current owner, Angelo Lynn, purchased the paper. [8]

Online presence

The Addison County Independent's web site carries local stories and allows for individual online subscriptions.

Coverage area

The Addison County Independent mostly reports on news in Addison County, however some news from Rutland County, particularly related to school news for Otter Valley Union High School is included.


New England Better Newspaper Competition - New England Newspaper and Press Association (NEN&PA)

Year Award Place Recipient
1998 Sports Columnist - Weekly Class 2 Category [9] 1st Andy Kirkaldy
2016 General Excellence in its class [5] 1st Addison County Independent
2015 Top Newspaper Web Site - Weekly 1st Addison County Independent
2009 Business and Economic Reporting [10] 2nd Kathryn Flagg
2009 Social Issues Feature Story [10] 3rd Kathryn Flagg

Vermont Press Association

Year Award Place Recipient
1999 [11] General News Photography 1st and 2nd Trent Campbell
Feature Photography 2nd and 3rd Trent Campbell
Non-Daily Sportswriter 1st Andy Kirkaldy
2000 [12] Best sports writing (non-daily) 1st Andy Kirkaldy
Feature writing (non-daily) 3rd Jennifer Jensen
Sports photo (non-daily) 1st & 3rd Trent Campbell
Feature photo (non-daily) 2nd Trent Campbell
News photo (non-daily) 3rd Trent Campbell
2006 [13] General Excellence - non-daily 3rd Addison County Independent
Sports Writing - non-daily 1st Andy Kirkaldy
Best local story - non-daily 2nd John Flowers
Feature Writing - non-daily 3rd John Flowers
Photo Sports - non-daily 3rd Trent Campbell
Photo - general news - non-daily 2nd Trent Campbell
Photo - feature - non-daily 3rd Trent Campbell
2002 [14] Best local story 2nd Travis Fahey
Sports Writing - non-daily 2nd Andy Kirkaldy
Feature Writing - non-daily 2nd John Flowers
Feature Photo - non-daily 1st Trent Campbell
General News Photo - non-daily 1st Trent Campbell


  1. ^ "Addison independent". Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  2. ^ Addison Independent (2010). "About Us Page". Addison Independent. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  3. ^ Addison Independent (2010). "Online Subscriber Access". Addison Independent. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  4. ^ New England Newspapers and Press Association (2010). "Vermont Members Page". Archived from the original on 2010-10-23. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  5. ^ a b New England Newspapers and Press Association (2010). "2009 NENPA Better Newspaper Contest". Retrieved 2010-07-04.[ permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b c "Clipping from The Burlington Free Press -". Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  7. ^ a b "Library of Congress, Chronicling America". Chronicling America. July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  8. ^ Haughney, Christine. "Vermont Sisters With Roots in News Embrace Small-Town Papers". Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  9. ^ "Business Wire, Incorporated". January 30, 1998. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  10. ^ a b "Weekly newspapers shine at annual NEPA awards". Burlington Free Press. February 16, 2009.
  11. ^ "VT Press Association announces annual awards". Burlington Free Press. September 20, 1999.
  12. ^ "Vt. Press group announces awards". Burlington Free Press. August 28, 2000. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "Vermont press gets praise at awards ceremony". Bennington Banner. November 14, 2006.
  14. ^ "The Associated Press State and Local Wire". May 20, 2002. Retrieved July 3, 2018.

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