Editorial: Civil letters and endorsements, please


Now that Democrats and Republicans have chosen their candidates for the municipal election in November, the political season has begun.

The Pilot encourages readers to write letters to the editor to air their opinions, good and bad, on local, state and national topics, but to keep letters civil and in good taste.

No name calling, please.

Due to space considerations, letters must be written by Redding residents, former residents, town employees, politicians who represent Redding, or officials from agencies that serve Redding, in order to appear in The Pilot.

Redding is a town filled with educated and successful people with a lot to say. Some people are angry and upset about politics, government, taxes, and a multitude of other issues.

Letter writers are encouraged to share their strong and varied opinions, ideas, praises, and frustrations, but to do so in a respectful manner.

The Pilot’s policy limits letters to 300 words due to space considerations.

During election season, the length of endorsement letters is limited to 100 words.

Letters must be received by Tuesday at noon for that week’s paper, which is delivered on Thursday to mailboxes and newsstands and in digital format.

The Pilot also requires letter writers to include the name of the road they live on.

Send letters to the editor by email to [email protected]

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