Not that long ago, the letters to the editor section was one of the most vibrant and seemingly best read parts of the Newton TAB.  During my more than a decade there the biggest struggle for editors was finding a way to fit all of that week’s correspondence into two pages, along with a seemly endless flood of requests to submit oped columns from various community members.

Last week’s paper didn’t include a single local letter, local column or local editorial (not to mention the local cartoons once provided by Mark Marderosian which disappeared more than a year ago even though he was drawing them for free!)

That’s been pretty much par for the course these days (even though this is essentially free content for GateHouse Media.) 

But is that because people have stopped submitting them? Or is it because the paper has stopped publishing them?  

Has any one out there submitted a letter or local column lately? Was it published?