The Free Lance–Star welcomes letters from its readers.

Rules for submitting a Letter to the Editor

- Letters of less than 300 words will be given preference.
- For verification purposes, letters must include the writerís address,
   full name and daytime phone number.
- Letters submitted online also require a valid e-mail address.
- Letters may be edited for length and clarity.
- Please allow 30 days between letters.
- We do not publish anonymous letters.
- Please do not attach files to your e-mail. We do not accept e-mail attachments.

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Letters to the Editor
The Free Lance–Star
616 Amelia St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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