Write a Letter to the Editor

One of the most important things you can do is help get the word out to people across Erie County about all the great things Mark Poloncarz has done as YOUR County Executive. Whether it be his efforts to reduce the waste and fraud of your tax dollars, his support for arts and cultural organizations and the libraries, or his investment of millions of dollars in your parks, roads and bridges, people across Erie County need to know the great things Mark is doing on your behalf. An excellent way of getting these messages out is by submitting a letter to the editor to your local newspaper.

Below is detailed information on how you can write and submit a letter to the editor to a number of news publications across Erie County.

Every publication is different, so please be sure to follow the specific instructions below. Additionally, we request that if you plan on submitting a letter, please let us know which publication(s) you have submitted to and if it has been published.

If you have any question, please contact Mark’s campaign at information@markpoloncarz.com.

THE BUFFALO NEWS

Send to “Everybody’s Column” at:
Mail— Everybody’s Column, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240;
Fax— 856-5150; or,
Email— LetterToEditor@buffnews.com

Letter Guidelines:

  • Letters should be a maximum of 300 words;
  • Letters must be written to the editors of the News. They should not be copies of letters to someone else or “open letters” to a third party;
  • A writer or household may be represented in the column only once in 30 days;
  • Letters must be submitted with the writer’s full name. The writer’s name must be published, rather than a pseudonym;
  • The writer must include his or her street address and telephone number, though only the town of residence will be published; and most importantly,
  • No straight endorsements of candidates will be printed, though letters discussing candidates’ specific performance or positions on issues may be used.
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THE TONAWANDA NEWS

Send to “Sound Off” at:
Email— newsroom@tonawanda-news.com

Letter Guidelines:

  • Letters should be a maximum of 150 words;
  • Letters should include writer’s name and address, although neither will be printed.


ART VOICE

Send to “Letters to the Editor” at:
Email— editorial@artvoice.com

Guidelines:

  • Letters should be no longer than 350 words; and,
  • Writers should include their name, address and phone number


AMERICAN POLISH EAGLE

Must be submitted through their webform at: www.ampoleagle.com  and on the header go to “Opinions”

Guidelines:

  • Letters must be a maximum of 600 words (3,000 characters);
  • You must include your name and email address and type in the security code displayed then hit submit; and,
  • Be sure to check the box marked “Publish My Opinion.”


BEE NEWS
(Amherst, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Depew, East Aurora, Ken-Ton, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca)

Must be submitted through their online webform at: http://beenews.com/newsdept_letter.asp

Letter Guidelines:

  • Please limit your letters to 300 words;
  • The writer must give his or her name, address and daytime phone number for verification of the letter’s authenticity. Anonymous letters are never published;
  • Authors are limited to one letter every 4 weeks; and,
  • The deadline is 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to publication.


EAST AURORA ADVERTISER

Submit to “Letters to the Editor” at:
Mail— 710 Main Street, East Aurora, NY, 14052; or,
Email— eanews@eastaurorany.com

Guidelines:

  • Letters should be no longer than 300 words;
  • Letters should include the writer’s name, address and telephone number—will not publish anonymous letters;
  • Letters must be received by noon on Monday to be considered for Thursday’s edition;
  • Letters should address a single topic or theme;
  • Citizens may submit letters in support or a candidate or group of candidates. Due to the volume of the letters we receive, the newspapers may not be able to print all letters of endorsement. In such cases, the papers will attempt to print a representative sample and note that additional letters were received.
  • Letters challenging or criticizing a specific candidate or group of candidates will not be printed in the week before a vote.


GRAND ISLAND DISPATCH

Submit to “Letters to the Editor” at: dispatch@wnypapers.com

Guidelines:

  • Letters should be no longer than 400 words; and,
  • Writers should include their name, address and phone number


GRAND ISLAND RECORD

Submit to “Letters to the Editor” at:
Mail— 1871 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072; or’
Email— teddy@giecom.net

Guidelines:

  • Letters must be no longer than 600 words; and,
  • Letters must include the writer’s name and contact information (phone/email address).


GOWANDA PENNYSAVER NEWS

Submit to “Letters to the Editor” at: mpankow@metrowny.com

Guidelines:

  • Letters should be no longer than 400 words; and,
  • Writers should include their name, address and phone number.


HAMBURG SUN

Submit to “Letters to the Editor” at: cgordon@thesunnews.net

Guidelines:

  • Letters must be no longer than 400 words;
  • Writers must include their name and daytime phone number for verification—anonymous letters will not be published; and,
  • Writers cannot submit more than 1 letter per month.


METRO WNY
(Includes Cheektowaga and all towns north to Lake Ontario)

Submit to “Letters to the Editor” at: edit@metrowny.com

Guidelines:

  • Letters should be no longer than 400 words; and,
  • Writers should include their name, address and phone number.


SOUTH BUFFALO/FRONT PAGE NEWS (Lackawanna):

Submit to “Letters to the Editor” at: newsroomfpg@wny.twcbc.com

Guidelines:

  • Letters should be no longer than 600 words;
  • However, the paper reserves the right to edit your letter as per available space; and,
  • Writers should include their name, address and phone number.


SPRINGVILLE JOURNAL

Submit to “Letters to the Editor” at: editors@springvillejournal.net

Guidelines:

  • Letters should be no longer than 400 words; and,
  • Writers should include their name, address and phone number.