|The Derby, Conn., office. (Photo: Autumn Driscoll/ctpost.com)|
On Monday, the Postal Service announced that it is considering plans to sell the post office in Derby, Conn., reports Save the Post Office: "The Derby post office was built in 1932 and is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Before selling an historic property, the Postal Service is required to go through a review-and-consultation process, as described in the National Historic Preservation Act. The process involves a fairly complicated legal procedure before a final decision is made. That’s why it comes as something of a surprise to see the Derby post office already listed." (Read more)
The Postal Service has been selling post-office buildings as a way to save money and "downsize its retail network," Save the Post Office reported last June.