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August 21, 2014
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Save the Pond Eddy post office

Joan Rosenfelt

My understanding is that the USPS actually takes in enough revenue to support the entire system, including tiny outposts such as the one in Pond Eddy, except for a requirement requiring funding of future pensions. Wouldn’t it make more sense to try to fix that problem rather than depriving American citizens in rural areas of something essential to their way of life? I hope the USPS will work hard for a resolution such as that, rather than closing down something so important to the heart and soul of rural American life as the community post office.

I am very grateful to Congressman Maurice Hinchey and his staff, who have been working valiantly on behalf of our little post office, and all the little post offices in this area, to keep them open.

There is action people can take. I urge my neighbors and fellow citizens to write to Leslie Johnson, Manager, Consumer Industry Contact, USPS - Westchester District, 1000 Westchester Avenue, P.O. Box 9608, White Plains, NY 10610-9608, to express their concern and dismay about these proposed closings. Send a copy to Congressman Hinchey’s office (16 James Street, 3rd floor, Middletown, NY 10940; fax 845/342-2070), as well as to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand. To be effective, letters should reach Lubrano before Thanksgiving, November 24.

[Joan Rosenfelt is a resident of Pond Eddy, NY.]