To the editor,
While your instructions to me regarding letters to the editor were explicit that they be limited to 300 words and could not be submitted more often [by one individual] than every two months, you have never printed these limitations on your opinion page. By this letter I would like to share these new parameters with all of your readers.
In the normal course of events this might seem reasonable. However, since Herb Geller publishes a weekly opinion column which is very often filled with diatribes against President Trump and the Republican Party, it should be noted that Mr. Geller is co-chair of the North Salem Democratic Committee and that, furthermore, he has been a delegate to the NYS Democratic Convention. Thereby, you are providing an opportunity for constant propagandizing and proselytizing Democratic progressive positions and criticisms of Republican officials via his highly biased views without allowing for fair rebuttals as a result of your newly imposed publication limitations on opposing opinions.
To wit, in your Oct. 19 issue, Mr. Geller accuses County Executive Rob Astorino of “shoving expensive public facilities down the throat of Westchester communities.” Without explicit examples, I can make no sense of this charge other than that Mr. Geller, as a Democrat Party official, is seeking support for state Sen. George Latimer in the upcoming county election. My personal observance has been that Astorino has been seeking to privatize to the legal extent possible Playland and the Westchester County Airport, which would appear to be beneficial to the county taxpayers. Since Mr. Astorino assumed office, my county taxes have remained stable, for which I am thankful.
I would request that you reconsider your Opinion publication policies in light of the current circumstances. Failing that, you might consider an occasional guest column as long as Mr. Geller continues to serve as a tool of the Democratic progressive establishment politics.