Postal plan calls for local cuts
Jun 27, 2012 6:57 am
John Mason reports in the Register Star, the U.S. Postal Service plans to drastically restructure its network of offices throughout Columbia County, limiting the hours of operation and eliminating personnel. The plan will be implemented during the next two years. Eligible postmasters will be offered retirement incentives, to eventually be replaced by part-time clerks. Window hours at various post offices, including those located in Austerlitz, Columbiaville, Copake Falls, Mellenville, North Chatham and Stuyvesant Falls will be reduced by half, to four hours a day. Another 10 offices will be cut back to six hours a day. Meetings to elicit community response will be held before the proposed changes are put into effect. Read the full story in the Register Star.