I have started my mornings with The Herald (and a mug of coffee) for decades. I want the local news, local perspective and local viewpoints. Unfortunately, with the new editor the letters to the editor are frequently missing. In addition, it is substituted with the national opinions that are available in several of services elsewhere. I have always valued The Herald for its local perspective. I think the shift to national opinions not only costs more money, but also diminishes The Herald as a local paper.
Editor’s note: The volume of letters The Herald receives ebbs and flows, depending on current issues and time of year. When fewer letters are submitted, the “new editor,” who has been the opinion page editor for about seven years, substitutes with wire commentary. Having just received a fresh batch of letters — and coming up on election season — expect more letters to the editor each day; at least until after the election. And thanks for reading.