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Hundreds of post offices dropped from U.S. Postal Service closure list


Remember that U.S. Postal Service list of about 3,650 post offices under study for closure? The number is now closer to 3,270. The reason: Since the original roster was released last July, 380 facilities have quietly been given a reprieve, according to the Postal Service. In many cases, USPS officials decided that closing wasn’t feasible because there was no other post office within an acceptable distance. In other cases, they cited “negative community impact” or decided that closing wouldn’t be cost-effective, according to an official spreadsheet. Not surprisingly,one of the biggest gainers was Alaska, where 31 post offices have so…

One state spared from possible post office closings


Here’s a fun fact to know and share about the post office downsizing process unveiled today: From Alaska to Rhode Island, every state (and the District of Columbia) has post offices under review for closing. Except one: Delaware, which is also the home state of one of the U.S. Postal Service’s closest allies on Capitol Hill: Democratic Sen. Tom Carper. Carper not only chairs the Senate subcommittee that oversees the troubled mail carrier, he is also lead sponsor of the Postal Operations Sustainment and Transformation (POST) Act, which is the Postal Service’s preferred bill for addressing its many problems, mainly…