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Thread: Is your post office closing?

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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    USPS is studying whether to close about 1 in 10 post offices.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...-700-locations

    There is a link to a list by state so you can see if your local office is affected.

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    Wow, usually it's small cities i never heard of. I ck'd Colorado and Texas. one in TX is central Ft.Worth! i guess they have more though. what will the people in small towns do?

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    thanks for the info. i feel sorry that some will be losing their location. my post office is not on the list. however, we used to get our mail right after lunch, like clockwork. now, we are lucky to get it by 6:30pm. i chatted with the carrier yesterday who said the end of the route won't be delivered until 9pm. he said they start later and their routes are expanded.

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    It makes sense in many ways. I usually buy stamps at the grocery store. Today, I purchased some at the local UPS when I used them to send a package (instead of the post office). I can buy stamps on line and print postage and request package pickups. I pay the majority of my bills on line. I send emails instead of letters. I do still send birthday cards by mail. :-D

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    This is another sign of technology. I now pay alot of my bills online so I am sure I am part of the reason. I very seldom write a letter anymore. Its easier to send an email. It wouldn't seem like one persons use or lack of it would effect them but I am sure it does. Our post master is retiring next March and he said they won't replace him. They are also talking about not having any Sat delivery. Most everyone in our town gets their mail at the post office in a box there. We only have a limited amount of actual house delivered mail. We are in a small town in a rural area. crafty_linda_b

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    I'm a little surprised ours isn't closing, but then they don't deliver our mail either.

    They are cutting their hours though, opening later and closing earlier. If I want to pick up a package I have to go home early from work or go early on Saturday morning. (You know, since they won't delivery the darned thing and our PO box is the size of a can of coke.) No sense in going at lunchtime, either - they close for an hour so they can all eat together in the back room. Awww.

    Can you tell I have some attitude about my small town post office? LOL

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    We just recently saved ours with petition.

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    a couple of years ago, our city closed 3 post offices and condensed them into a larger brandnew facility.

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    No, it's hanging around!

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    there are two in VT on the list that I am familiar with. The first one is within walking distance of another PO.
    The second one, our assistant clerk subbed there for a week. She said, one day, all she did was sell one 44 cent stamp.

    Some should be closed. The town next to us has 5 post offices for a population of about 2600.

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    Sad for those around the closing Post Offices

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    None in my neck of the woods are closing....

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    Thanks for posting this. We've been worried about our little post office and it's not on the list. Whew.

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    Not mine (but it might as well) but the very small next door community post office is on the list. LOL I grew up exactly one mile north of that post office and, imagine my surprise when I was 9 or 10 to learn that our mail did not even go to that post office...it went to the community 3 miles to the east!!! I think the main problem with the postal system is total inefficiency.

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    Thanks for the heads up. The branch near my house is not on the list but the one near my work is.

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    I hope not, we only have one in town.

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    Whew, not us.

    By looking at the Idaho list, most of them are teeny tiny towns, or huge cities with multiple post offices already.

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    One in our town and one in a little town by us.
    In our town we have about 6.
    The one in our town shouldn't close because it is in a area by all senior citizens. Some can't walk and they don't drive so what are they going to do.

    They don't consider that.

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    Ours will stay open. We only have 1 PO for Maryville and 1 for Alcoa, population about 40,000 for the 2. There are 2 or 3 others in the county, each serving a small town.

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    Wondering why. I just had a birthday and got many cards. One was from 50 miles away, but was post marked in a city near by, and one was from a friend 2 miles up the road and it was post marked about 130 miles away.

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    Our paper said within 10-15 yrs,mail will only be delivered 3 times a wk.Doesn't really affect us.When we traveled in an RV,we got mail once a month :)

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    one town near me is closing but the one where I live and the one my little hometown. are safe for now. The little one in my hometown has been threatened with closure for years. it would be sad, it's a little rural crossroads town and the PO is pretty much the hub of the town. Most of the others little stores have closed as the owners aged and retired.

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    No we r out in no mans land so need ours!!

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    As far as I know, the two that I go to are not and they are not on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    No we r out in no mans land so need ours!!
    Me too!! Population of 189.. I host swaps so if we lose our PO I refuse to drive the 20+ miles one way... So far our Po has squeaked by the list and working extra hard to stay out of the red - money wise.. ....

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