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Postal Service spares small town centers

Wed, 09 May 2012 16:17:32 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

McLean County post offices in Cooksville, Anchor, Bellflower, Arrowsmith, Cropsey, and Shirley will remain open according to the U-S postal service. Regional spokeswoman Beverly Howard says they are backing off closures of 277 outlets in the region and thousands nationwide.


Some post offices could be in operation as little as two hours a day or as much as six. Howard says that will depend on how close other post offices are, and a number of other factors to be examined in another round of public input.


The announcement comes as Congress considers a package of cost cutting measures that includes allowing the postal service to end Saturday delivery.


Falling mail volumes and tight federal rules governing expenditures have placed the postal service in a huge deficit position even though no taxpayer money goes to the agency.

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