Tuesday, July 19, 2011

28 post offices in Wis. may be closed, USPS says

The U.S. Postal Service is saying more about its plans to close post offices in various states. It has 28 under consideration in Wisconsin, reports Maureen McCollum of Wisconsin Public Radio.

“In most of these communities that we’re looking at now, the carrier already delivers to some people in that community,” USPS spokesman Pete Nowacki told McCollum. “So for those folks, there’s really not a huge impact on how they go about their daily business. It’s the people who make the daily visit down to the post office to pick up their mail that things are going to change a little differently.”

More than a little, former Mount Sterling postmaster Judy Hansen told McCollum. "She says the post office is an important meeting place for the tiny village. . . . Hansen says she’s not convinced that relying on a rural carrier is as convenient as having an office in town." (Read more, via the Superior Telegram)

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