With Hagerstown's May 17 general election fast approaching, it is time to tell readers about two things - our policy for election-related letters and our decision on how to handle statements by Robert Bruchey, a Republican write-in candidate for mayor.
· The last day we will run letters supporting one candidate or another is Sunday, May 15.
On Monday, May 16, the only election-related letters we will run will be of the "get out the vote" variety. No election-related letters will run on Election Day.
No letters making charges that have not been investigated or previously reported will be printed until their claims are probed.
If you are considering writing a letter, we recommend that you do it now. There is only so much space available and when it is filled up, letters arriving after that point will have to be returned.
Preference will be given to candidates who write, to city residents writing about the city election and to those who have not written repeatedly.