Election Letters

The Oct. 22 edition of the paper was the last one to publish election-related letters. We will not publish election letters in the last edition before the vote on Nov. 3, because there would be no opportunity to correct errors or other problems before people went to the polls.

Legislative Columns

We publish columns from local legislators as a way to tell readers what the Legislature is doing and how it may affect them. However, because local legislators are now also candidates, and the newspaper needs to treat all candidates equally, we’re starting a new section, Political Notebook, for brief statements and announcements by local candidates. Its frequency will depend on how much the candidates have to say.

We do our best to get every opinion in the paper. The wider the variety of ideas, the better readers are served. Letters should be no more than 400 words and should be submitted by 5 p.m. on the Monday before publication. Email letters to news@newsandcitizen.com. Please include your name, address and contact email or phone so we can verify that you wrote the letter. We keep contacts confidential. See our Thank-You Letter Policy. Questions? Call 802-888-2212.

Thank-You Letter Policy

The letters section is a forum for readers to respond — good, bad and ugly — to what they read in our newspapers. Thank-you notes from community organizations and nonprofits, to give credit to the businesses and individuals who have donated time, money and expertise, will be printed on our websites, free of charge, at the discretion of the editor as they arrive. If you wish to print your thank-you letter in one or more of our papers, our sales team is here to help. Call 802-253-2101 (Stowe Reporter), 802-888-2212 (News & Citizen) or email sales@stowereporter.com.