May 7, 2011

Etna residents want to keep post office

I noted an announcement about a meeting to discuss a possible closing of the Etna Post Office. I couldn't make it, but the Cortland Standard's Scott Conroe reported on Thursday's meeting. (The article didn't make it to their website, unfortunately.)

About 20 people showed up to a 10:00am meeting to discuss the future of the Post Office. Etna is one of 67 post offices in Upstate New York the postal service is considering closing:

Krul told the residents that the Etna Post Office, which is located in a corner of the community center, could close and they would receive mail through either the Freeville Post Office, three miles away, or rural delivery service at home mailboxes, or clusters of mailboxes in neighborhoods.

"No decision has been made..." People serviced by the Etna Post Office would receive 60 days notice if the post office is going to close.

There seems to be a moratorium on filling empty postmaster positions, and Etna's postmaster retired last year. It doesn't sound like anyone at the meeting was encouraging the USPS to close the Post Office.

Posted by simon at May 7, 2011 2:45 PM in ,
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