Dear Editor: I am not sure how, with a 250-word limit, that I have 500 words remaining, but that is neither here nor there.

While many letter writers can easily fit their comments in the 250-word limit, it was often difficult to produce a worthy rebuttal to a subjective, one-sided article or opinion piece in The Triplicate by its former staff and editor, especially in light of the fact that the former editor would dream up all manner of excuses not to publish or edit, to the point of no point.

After literally two years of declining interest in The Triplicate and it’s 0pinion page, the former editor finally and grudgingly allowed Coastal Voices pieces, which lifted the 300-word limit and produced some lively debate in The Triplicate.

I am not suggesting the new leadership at The Triplicate should automatically follow with that policy, but it may suffice to return readers to The Triplicate after many years of falling circulation and one-sided local coverage.

There are many who used to read the paper, until the evident bias by a string of Western Communications-hired editors changed the dynamic.

Hopefully, new policies by The Triplicate’s new ownership will restore faith in the paper and we will continue to enjoy local and objective news reporting.

Samuel Straight

Crescent City

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