To the community: As is our policy every year, Halston Media will not run any letters regarding the Nov. 3 election the week prior to the election. The absolute last week for letters of a political nature will be Oct. 22. To ensure your letter makes it into the Oct. 22 edition, letters must be emailed to by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, must be 300 words or less and must include an address and phone number for our records.

Every letter will receive a confirmation. If you didn't receive a response, it means we didn't get the letter.