As a part of government downsizing, the U.S. Postal Service is studying the possibility of closing facilities in nearby Auburntown, Milton and Normandy along with 57 other post offices across this state.
As individuals and businesses turn to electronic mailings along with using commercial carriers for shipping, the postal service is suffering from a decline in customer support.
Word is that officials are now considering closing or consolidating 3,700f post offices across the nation in an effort to keep the service alive. Many of them are in remote small communities.
The U.S. Postal Service ended the fiscal year on June 30, 2011 with a net loss of $3.1 billion, compared to a net loss of $3.5 billion for the same period last year. Total mail volume declined to 39.8 billion pieces for the quarter, compared to 40.9 billion pieces for the same time in 2010.