The Hamburg Area Item welcomes letters from its readers. Correspondence can be mailed to: 302 State St., Hamburg, Pa. 19526; faxed to 610-562-4644; or e-mailed to nmurry@berksmontnews.com. The Hamburg Area Item covers the Hamburg Area, Tulpehocken Area and SchuylkillValley School districts and the municipalities within them.

All letters submitted should include the author's name, town of residence and a phone number should our staff need to contact you. Phone numbers will not be published. Letters will be printed on a space-available basis. Unless noted in an editor's note that a topic has been closed, all letters which have been received (by signed authors), requiring no anonymity, and which deal with LOCAL ISSUES, will be run as quickly as possible. The editor reserves the right to edit, cut words, sentences or complete paragraphs.

For more information, call our office at 610-562-7515.

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