Two Conn. Post Offices Hold Public Meetings On Reduced Hours

Two public meetings will be held in Connecticut to talk about new hours for the East Windsor Hill and North Franklin post offices. The United States Postal Service has been cutting operating hours at hundreds of post offices across the country.

Christine Dugas is a postal service spokesperson.

“Pretty much at most of the meetings we’ve been to, people are accepting of it,” Dugas says.  “They understand that people do business differently in today’s world, and they don’t use the post office as much as they did. They certainly comprehend that, in order to stay in business, we have to be able to afford our expenses and that this a better alternative to reducing expenses than closing the post offices altogether.”

Dugas says the town post offices are given a month’s notice before the meeting will be held and are supposed to contact local officials. But the town clerk of East Windsor, Joanne Slater, says she had no knowledge of the meeting nor the proposed changes.

East Windsor’s meeting is scheduled for Thursday and North Franklin’s meeting is taking place Tuesday.