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Letters policy

The Daily Star welcomes letters of public interest from readers and makes every effort to provide a lively forum for a variety of opinions.

Letters should be no more than 300 words. There is a minimum 30-day period between publication of letters from the same author.

Letters to the editor will be considered for publication by Daily Star editors based on community interest, topicality and variety of subject matter. Letters that are libelous, too narrow in focus or that make unverifiable accusations of behavior will not be published. Letters may be edited for grammar and punctuation. If aware of instances of organized letter-writing campaigns, the editors will choose a limited representative number of letters to be published. Form letters and those not exclusive to The Daily Star will not knowingly be published. Letters by Daily Star employees will not be printed.

Election-oriented letters can appear in the newspaper no later than two days before the polls open, and the deadline for receiving them at The Daily Star is seven days before the election.

Letters must be signed and contain the writer’s full name, address and telephone number for verification purposes. Letters can be e-mailed (, faxed (607-432-5707), mailed to The Daily Star, P.O. Box 250, Oneonta, NY 13820, or delivered to The Daily Star office at 102 Chestnut St. in Oneonta.

Letters with the sole intention of thanking people or organizations should be sent to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 250, Oneonta, NY 13820.