The Daily Astorian welcomes letters from its readers for publication in the Open Forum. Letters must be signed, include the writer's address, phone number and are subject to condensation and editing for style, grammar and taste.

Mail letters to: The Daily Astorian, P.O. Box 210, Astoria, OR 97103; or drop them by the newspaper's offices, 949 Exchange St. in Astoria, or 140 N. Roosevelt Drive in Seaside.

The Daily Astorian offers a way to send letters electronically. Either e-mail directly to editor@dailyastorian.com or call up the paper's Web page at www.dailyastorian.com and click on the Letters to the Editor button. Electronic letters must include the writer's name, address and phone number for verification.

The Daily Astorian welcomes short "in gratitude" notes from readers for publication. They should keep to a 200-word maximum and writers are asked to avoid simply listing event sponsors.

Like other letters, they must be signed, include the writer's address, phone number and are subject to condensation and editing for style, grammar, etc.