U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is supporting amendments to legislation that would prevent several local post offices from being closed for two years.
The other amendment would prevent the United States Postal Service from getting rid of door-to-door mail service and instituting apartment complex-style mailboxes in some residential neighborhoods.
“Hundreds of thousands of Upstate seniors and businesses rely on rural post offices and door-to-door delivery in every corner of the state,” Mr. Schumer said in a news release. “We need to make major reforms to the postal service to protect the vital service it provides, but saving the post office while shutting down key post offices and moving delivery further from people’s homes makes no sense at all."
The Postal Service is nearing financial collapse, a problem that can be traced back to the dawn of the digital age.
Other proposals would get rid of Saturday mail delivery, which the Washington Post outlines here.
And here is Reason magazine's slightly-NSFW take on the matter. (It's a libertarian mag.)
Here are the post offices in our area that would be kept open for two years under the moratorium: