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Sid Moss Is end of the post office as we know it near? :

To the editor:

Last week I had a shock. Our nearby postal box was gone. A friendly postman told me that removal was ordered because too few letters had been mailed in that box. Since then I have learned about a more significant Post Office issue: Postal Reform Act of 2013) which is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Government Reform. This bill allows the Postal Service to discontinue providing direct delivery service to every home and business, six days a week. I don’t want to give up door-to-door delivery. Maybe removing our postal box was a symbolic step toward the end of the post office as we know it.

Sid Moss

Northampton

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I wouldn't complain if mail were delivered three times a week. If postal workers gave up their unions or made concessions, cut back on retirement benefits, gave up on their attitudes and gave better customer service (Amherst), the organization would last a lot longer. The workers and their unions are more less or less the engineers of their own demise. In a strange way, the post office reminds me of the RMV, which is only a ghost of its former self.

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