Saturday, May 28, 2011

Latest chapter in threat to rural post offices

Reuters is the latest news outlet to write up the U.S. Postal Service's plan to close rural post offices in an effort to reduce its burgeoning budget deficit. Kevin Murphy writes from Freeport, Kansas: "Six days a week, the small American flag flutters in the shade of a cottonwood tree outside the post office in Freeport, Kansas, population 5. The flag, which means the post office is open, may come down for good later this year because Freeport is among about 2,000 postal outlets eyed for closure by the United States Postal Service. The vast majority are in small towns, officials said." (Read more)

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