To the editor:

I am writing in support of a vital local resource, The Madison Courier. I believe the newspaper is truly the hub of our community providing coverage of the area's events as well as state and national news, balanced editorials, business directories, special supplements and sponsorship of countless local causes. Many towns of our size aren't as fortunate to have a locally owned, independent newspaper published six days a week, and they have been doing this faithfully since 1837!

To express my appreciation for all they provide to our community I buy two subscriptions each year; one for our family and another as a gift to be given to a fellow resident who may not be able to enjoy the benefits of receiving the paper. I would encourage others to give the gift of a newspaper subscription. The Madison Courier makes it easy with several options. Compared to cell phone, cable and internet subscriptions, the newspaper is a real bargain! No other communication company has served our community better or longer than The Madison Courier. Let's give them our support.

Betsy Lyman