All letters addressed and written exclusively to the editors of The Suffolk Times, the Riverhead News-Review & the Shelter Island Reporter will be published, space permitting, except assertions judged to be libelous; letters about private, personal disputes, unless they are judged to be of significant community interest; and thank-you letters, which may be held to allow opinion letters to appear. Third-party letters, such as copies of letters sent to town officials or other parties, will not be published unless they are revised as letters to the editor. Letters should be brief and to the point and must not exceed a maximum of 350 words. Letters are subject to editing for length and clarity. All letters must bear the name of the writer. Use of a pseudonym is not permitted. A mailing address and phone number are required for verification, but will not be published. Submission by e-mail with an attached text file is preferred. Letters may also be hand-delivered to our office at 7785 Main Road, Matittuck. NY. There is no deadline for letters; they will be published in the next available edition as space allows. Email address, phone number and home address are for verification purposes only. They will not be published on our website or in our newspapers.