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Coeymans wants its post office open

Oct 25, 2011 12:06 am
Hilary Hawke in The Ravena News-Herald reports that the Coeymans Hollow Post Office may close next year, largely because of a 2006 law passed by a Republican-led Congress that requires the U.S. Postal Service to pre-fund all retiree and pension obligations for the next 75 years, that is causing the postal service to operate at a deficit. Over 50 local residents turned out for an Oct. 13 informational meeting, and most opposed the closure. At a post office closing meeting at the South Bethlehem Post Office on October 11, Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, the Republican in Albany who represents Coeymans, told anyone upset about postal closures to "make noise" and contact their representatives, as he does not believe there is a need to put aside so much pension money now, and would rather local offices remain open. If closed, Coeymans mail would move to the Ravena office. Read the entire story in The Ravena News-Herald.