Name, town and phone number, please

We received a letter from someone who signed it with something that was obviously not a real name and as per our rules at The Cabinet, did not run it.

The letter does not reach our criterion for running letters without a name and town. In the long history of The Cabinet, we have run a few anonymous letters but they were never letters that criticized others. This letter did.

When we have run a letter without a name, it was of a personal nature — someone explaining a personal tragedy, for instance, in the hope that it would benefit others – and we were aware of the identity of the letter writer and understood the reason for anonymity.

This letter did nothing of the kind. If you have facts to back up your concerns, either approach the appropriate governing body or, if you determine that a letter to The Cabinet is the best approach, be sure to include your name, town and your phone number for verification.