Kudos to the Press Herald for establishing a cutoff date after which campaign-related letters and op-ed pieces will not be accepted. This avoids last-minute surprises that are too late for a candidate or committee to respond to.

I only wish you followed the same policy for your own editorial contributions. The last-minute column by Bill Nemitz (“Extra! Extra! Press Herald is not endorsing Bree LaCasse,” Nov. 5) carried just the kind of last-minute surprise that your policy, had you followed it for your own writers, should not have allowed.

I respect, and usually appreciate, Bill Nemitz’s writing, and am not here challenging the column itself. But in publishing that piece just two days before Election Day, you really disrupted the election process and put one candidate at a strong disadvantage.

Arthur Fink

Peaks Island