Letters are published at the discretion of The Galena Gazette. All letters must be accompanied by the author’s street address and telephone number(s). The town is published; street numbers and phone numbers are not. When authors write in an official capacity – representing governmental bodies, organizations or businesses, for example – the institution is listed in the address line. Maximum word count: 350. All letters, including those within the word-count limit, are subject to abridgment and editing. Letters may bear up to two signatures. An author will not have two letters published within a 30-day period – 60 days if the subject of the letters is similar – and no more than six letters per calendar year, regardless of topics. In general, these letters are not accepted: “Thank-you” messages, letters that are not exclusive to The Galena Gazette, letters copied from websites or other sources, letters of a commercial nature, most poetry, personal attacks, “open” letters directed to other parties, extensive biblical citations and petitions. Submission of a letter indicates the author’s permission for publication in The Galena Gazette and on galenagazette.com, and for posting to fee-based archival services. The Galena Gazette does not acknowledge letters not selected for publication.