Hinchey Urges U.S. Postal Service to Maintain Town of Newburgh OfficeJun 6th, 2012 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
With the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) planning to close the postal facility located on South Plank Road in the Town of Newburgh later this month, Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) this week responded to the outpouring of concerns from his constituents and urged the USPS to reverse course by either maintaining the current contract post office or opening a USPS branch at a nearby location.
“I urge you to find a means to maintain postal services at or near this location, either through negotiating a mutually-acceptable contract with the current operator or by opening a USPS branch in this key area,” Hinchey wrote in a letter sent to Joseph Lubrano who is the District Manager for the USPS Westchester District. “Termination of postal services in this area will adversely impact and substantially inconvenience residents and businesses in the Town of Newburgh… The minimal savings that USPS would realize from terminating this contract would be more than offset by the loss of revenues generated at this facility precisely because of its central location and convenience to customers.”
Hinchey has been steadily hearing from Town of Newburgh officials and residents who have expressed their frustration over the closure plans and told the congressman that no other post offices are conveniently located. Some of the residents Hinchey has heard from have post office boxes at the South Plank Road facility and have indicated that they will not move their box rentals to other USPS locations, which will cost the postal service revenue.