Five Mecklenburg County post offices are among 677 nationwide marked for possible closure or consolidation, the Washington Post reports.
The Charlotte offices under scrutiny:
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The Post story quotes Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) expecting the steps to prompt public backlash.
“You better believe that if those post offices have to be closed I’m going to be besieged by people asking, ‘Please don’t close my post office,’” she said.
The story also cites postal and Congressional sources saying "privately that only about 200 of the 677 postal facilities are likely to be closed after a review," after the document was given today to a House subcommittee holding a hearing on the future of American mail delivery.
- Doug Miller