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Residents seek to save post office

KENOZA LAKE, NY — Approximately 35 concerned residents of the Kenoza Lake community met with United States Post Office representative Neal T. Fitzpatrick, from White Plains, at the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church on Thursday, October 20. The topic was the possible closing of the Kenoza Lake post office.

Fitzpatrick stated that the decline in post office volume was due to the Internet and the use of UPS and FedEx. He said that NetFlix is the third largest user of the post office. He advised residents that the post office could stay open if the gross revenues were in excess of $27,500. That means that if Kenoza Lake residents buy as many of their stamps and other postal needs from the Kenoza Lake post office rather than from other post offices or venues like Walmart, it should help to keep the post office open.

It was also suggested at the meeting that concerned residents write letters to elected officials like Congressman Hinchey and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.

Kenoza Lake residents impressed upon Fitzpatrick their view
that the Kenoza Lake Post Office is an integral part of Kenoza Lake and the surrounding community, and that its closing would adversely impact affect especially seniors and disabled residents as well as small/medium business owners and religious organizations.

Lackawaxen gets solar panels

LACKAWAXEN, PA — The municipality of Lackawaxen has received $250,000 for solar system panels. The panels will cover a 180-by-80 square-foot area next to the new municipal building on Urban Road, according to supervisor Richard Krochta.

“This is fantastic, to be part of energy that is safe for the environment,” supervisor Brian Stuart said.

The bid was awarded to Spotts and Association, a Pennsylvania-based company. Excavation of the ground has already started for the panels, which will have a charge of 40,000 watts of power.

“We can actually make money at the end of the year with these panels. Whatever power isn’t used on the grid will be returned to us in revenue by PPL. We will sell the reserves back,” Krochta said