The Courier-Record Forum is the place where readers voice their
opinions on issues. We ask that letters be no more than 150 words.
All writers must include their first and last name, complete
address, and ALL contact telephone numbers where they can be
reached, including cell phone numbers.
We will not publish any of your phone numbers, or your complete
address, but we use this information to verify the identity of
letter writers. We do NOT publish anonymous letters.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Here's how to get your
letter to the editor published in the Courier-Record.
1. Don't "thank" anybody.
2. Don't take cheap shots at private citizens or
private businesses. Public officials and government agencies and
employees thereof are fair game.
3. Re-read Rule #1. "Thank Yous" must be PAID
and appear in the Classified Section under "Cards Of Thanks."
4. We can't read scribble. We prefer typewritten
letters that are emailed to us.
5. All letters must include the writer's name,
complete address and all contact phone numbers for verification
purposes. Don't panic only your name, street, and town/county will
be published. We will NOT publish your phone number or complete
6. Be brief and to the point. No more than 150
words. The shorter, the better more folks will read it. Did we
mention no more than 150 words?!
7. Your letter must focus on an issue of general
interest. Letters on LOCAL issues take top priority. Letters
received on Thursdays and Fridays will receive top consideration,
especially if they are brief. The OPINION page is often the first
page made-up each week, so the sooner we get your letter, the
8. All letters are subject to editing for
reasons of legality, taste, grammar, and space.
9. Email us your letter at:
Your letter must include ALL contact phone numbers where you can be
10. Get it off your chest! On most weeks, the deadline
for letters to the editor is Mondays, 5:00 p.m.
ONLY ONE LETTER PER MONTH: That's right, we will
publish only one letter per writer, per calendar month. Exceptions
are made for:
1) Rebuttal and/or
2) When there is enough space on a given week,
on Page 4, to allow an additional letter that month from the same
The Courier-Record reserves the right to reject or
edit any letter.