Editor’s Note: When readers submit letters to the editor we require them to include their name, street address, phone number and email contact. Our goal is to make sure we can verify the authenticity of the sender.
After we were questioned about the identities of two letter-writers by a couple of our readers, we did some further investigation and determined we could not verify their existence.
We apologize that this occurred and will immediately make the verification process more rigorous to insure this doesn’t happen again.
We pride ourselves on allowing residents to have a voice in our paper – we only hope that moving forward, all of those who want to express themselves can do it in an honest and mature manner.