Always include your name, address, telephone number so they can verify you are a real person living in Pike County.  See tips below for more information.  Deadline is usually Sunday night.

OUR LOCAL PRESS

News-Eagle:  Max 400 words.  Email to news@neagle.com.

 

Pike County Courier: Go to their website, fill in the form:

http://www.pikecountycourier.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=HOME05

 

Pike County Dispatch: email to Chris Jones, editor: editor@pikedispatch.com

 

Pocono Record– letters@poconorecord.com

 

River Reporter: Max 300 words.  email editor@riverreporter.com

 

 

 

WRITING Letters To The Editor tips

 

People read LTE’s to find out:

  • How local people think or feel about an issue

  • How an issue affects their community

 

People do not read LTE’s for:

  • In-depth policy talk.  

  • National political debates.

 

Simple rules:

  • Keep it short – get to the point.

  • Tell your human story by describing how the issue affects you or someone you know.

  • Avoid a long string of dull facts.

  • Use powerful language that expresses your feelings, in short sentences of various lengths.

  • End your letter with a specific call to action to your local lawmakers or community members.  

  • Ask a friend to proof read for proper grammar and spelling.

 

FORMAT

Name of newspaper

Email Address of newspaper 

TITLE OF LETTER

 Letter to the Editor,

 

…. Text of letter …

 

Name of person writing letter

Home Address of person writing letter

Telephone of person writing letter

Email of person writing letter

Delaware Valley Action!

P.O. Box 191 Milford, PA 18337

Email: delawarevalleyaction@gmail.com