Community Voices

As an independent, nonpartisan news outlet dedicated to diverse community voices, The New Bedford Light welcomes guest essays. Opinions expressed in our Community Voices essays are those of the individual writers.

In addition to our longer Community Voices essay series, we welcome short comments related to our news coverage and all aspects of life in New Bedford. Use our online comment form; send your thoughts via email to voices@newbedfordlight.org; or share them on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.


Readers react to Keith Hovan’s arrest

He made sure his staff got fired for not being vaccinated! But he can commit a violent act against another person and still keep his job with pay. The email that went out to South Coast health employees stated the company was standing behind him, But the company won’t stand behind their unvaccinated employees. What…

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If you have a short comment, a first-person essay, a poem or a topical opinion piece, an image, a short video — or some other form of creative expression — you’d like to share, please submit it here or email us at VOICES@newbedfordlight.org. We want to hear from you. Comments must be civil and will be edited for clarity and length.

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