The U.S. Postal Service is closing the branch at 714 Washington Road. The last day of service will be Friday, 11 March, 2011. According to Acting Postmaster Marie T. Posway in a letter published by mtl
magazine, the postal service is “in a fiscal crisis and must take action to reduce the size of its retail and delivery network.”
Local mail delivery will not be affected by the closure, Posway said. Retail services will still be provided by neighboring offices.
The letter, as published in mtl
, is reprinted below:
This is to advise you of the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to close the branch at 714 Washington Road. Services will end at the close of business on Friday, March 11, 2011.
Because of the drastic decline in mail volume, the postal service is in a fiscal crisis and must take action to reduce the size of its retail and delivery network. By consolidating, streamlining, and adjusting our operations, the postal service becomes a more efficient and effective organization.
I want to ensure you that the community’s input was received and carefully considered before making this decision.
Local mail delivery will not be affected by this move. Full retail services will still be available in neighboring offices, and our customers will continue to receive the same excellent service they always have. They will have the choice of street delivery or to rent a post office box in any of the eight other offices located within a 5-mile radius.
The postal service has developed a number of convenient ways that can save customers a trip to the post office – buy stamps through our website at www.usps.com, by phone at 1-800-STAMPS24, by mail, or at more than 55,000 retail outlets nationwide.
Marie T. Posway
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