Comments for: Hours reduction going into effect at rural Maine post offices

Posted Dec. 22, 2012, at 2:23 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 23, 2012, at 7:45 p.m.

PORTLAND | Fifty-five small Maine post offices have implemented reduced hours as part of the United States Postal Service’s attempt to save money. Nearly 200 more will follow suit by the end of 2014. Across the country, the United States Postal Service considered reducing hours at its more than …


An earlier version of this story contained an error. Once the project is finished in fall 2014, the two-year process will save USPS $500 million, not $500,000. Also, Tom Rizzo, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service Northern New England District, said Wednesday that only five post offices have actually reduced their hours so far, but 46 more will have their hours reduced by the end of January. Post office hours are reduced no sooner than 30 days after each public meeting the Postal Service holds in local communities. The process of reducing the hours of another 200 post offices in Maine will continue through 2013.

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