The Republican- Herald welcomes letters from readers who wish to express their views in the newspaper.
The newspaper will only publish letters bearing the signature of the writer. The name of the writer will no longer be withheld from publication.
While The Republican- Herald has always known the author’s identity for verification purposes, our readers will also know, thus preventing anonymous criticism from appearing in the newspaper.
In printing Letters to the Editor, The Republican- Herald is not necessarily supporting or rejecting the opinions of the writer, nor affirming what the writer may cite as “facts” to back up his or her opinions.
The following are guidelines to abide by when considering a Letter to the Editor:
• Letters must include the writer’s address and phone number for verification purposes.
• The newspaper reserves the right to reject or edit letters. Libelous statements and personal criticism will be deleted.
• It is preferred that letters be typed, however handwritten letters will be considered if they are legibly written. Letters should not exceed 300 words.
• Letters may be emailed to yourviews@ republicanherald. com, mailed to or dropped off at the newspaper office at 111 Mahantongo St., Pottsville 17901 or faxed to 628- 6068.