The Island’s new new comment policy: Comments out, letters in
Big announcement for our readers today: We here at The Island are shedding the last vestige of our early, bloggish days – the comments section – in favor of a more traditional letters to the editor section to run at the end of each week. We’re doing this to ensure you get the same level of accuracy and accountability in all areas of the site, and also as part of our continued effort to maintain a civil discourse on local issues.
Just as we’ve done with comments, The Island will welcome letters that are constructive and on-topic, and we will reserve the right to determine which letters we publish, and also to edit letters for length and clarity. Personal attacks and anything that can be considered even remotely libelous will not be published. Letters will be considered the opinion of the writer only.
Letters can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (and it’d be oh-so-helpful if you could write “letter to the editor” in the subject line). Please include your full name and telephone number for verification purposes.
We look forward to providing you what we think will be a better news experience and, as always, thank you for reading The Island.