Petitioners appeal closing of East Vassalboro post office

Posted Nov. 09, 2011, at 3:17 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2012, at 2:08 p.m.

WASHINGTON — An appeal concerning the closure of the East Vassalboro, Maine, post office has been filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission, the agency announced.

The postal service announced earlier in the year that the post office, located approximately 65 miles southwest of Bangor, would be closed along with many others across the country. The post office in East Vassalboro actually was the subject of two petitions asking for a review.

“Petitioners contend that the Postal Service failed to consider the effect of the closing on the community, the Postal Service failed to consider whether or not it will continue to provide a maximum degree of effective and regular postal services to the community and petitioners contend that the Postal Service failed to provide substantial evidence in support of the determination,” said Shoshana M. Grove, secretary with the Postal Regulatory Commission.

A final decision could be made as early as February 2012, according to a timeline provided by the commission. Nationwide, more than 3,600 post offices have been slated for closure.

For more information about the appeal or to see supporting documentation, visit All filings on the issue should be made at the postal service’s website using the same Web address.