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Blossoms & Barbs submissions
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- Barbs must be signed and include a daytime phone number and town of residence for verification. Blossoms can be anonymous.

- Barbs or blossoms aimed at private businesses will not be published.

- Barbs against private individuals will not be published. Barbs to public office holders or department heads will be included if the barb pertains to actions regarding policy or action taken, or lack thereof, as an official.

- Blossoms intended as a thank-you to groups or organizations should be general in nature and not list specific individuals.

- No name calling, profanity or crude references.

- Blossoms or barbs should be clearly phrased as a blossom or barb.

- Submissions must be original. We cannot republish works from other individuals or publications.

- Blossoms and barbs submissions are limited to 75 words.

- Only one submission per person per week will be accepted.

- The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Thursday for that Saturday's edition.

- The Times retains the right to reject any submission, in which case submitters will not be notified. To discuss a blossom or barb, contact the editor.