Submissions policy

We welcome letters that are well written, thoughtful and thought-provoking on a variety of topics. We will edit submissions, but we will not rewrite them.

Letters should be 350 or fewer words and must not include Web addresses or material pulled from another source without attribution. Letters must be addressed to the editor and not to another person or group.

Letters must not include personal attacks, or hate language against other people or groups of people.
We only accept letters from readers in our circulation area, or those letters that bring up issues specific to our area.

Material quoted from another source must be attributed.

We accept reader commentary/op-ed submissions on any topic. They must be well written and should be no longer than 750 words. We require the author’s name, address and phone number as well as a sentence about the author for a brief bio at the end of the submission.

There is no guarantee that submissions will be accepted. We will not consider a long letter to the editor as a commentary submission.

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