By Letter to the Editor on September 9, 2021.
With a pair of elections just around the corner, we at the News wish to address our approach to coverage in our Comments section.
Our newspaper has undergone significant change in the past two years, and particularly the past few months. Due to this state of flux, two items made it onto this page in 2021 that should not have – one letter from a candidate in February, and another expressing support for a candidate in July.
It is News policy that no active candidates will be permitted editorial space in our paper, and we have adopted the stance that direct oppositions or endorsements of specific candidates will also not be published. As a result, the items in question have been removed from our website. The News apologizes for this oversight.
We believe it is important to remain objective through the course of the election while providing our readers with the facts required to make their own informed decisions, and we remain dedicated to that goal.