By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times of Chester County, May 11, 2015
Handcuffed by Congress, Postal Service faces a murky future
I’ve always been a fan of the post office. I enjoy getting the mail out of the letterbox attached to my house six days a week; I like knowing that a mail carrier is walking around my neighborhood and going to people’s doors without asking for subscriptions or conversions. I enjoy taking an occasional package over to the corner of Gay and Walnut streets and sending it off to somewhere near or far. The country and world make sense to me in part because our post offices and the postal services around the globe work together to ensure that a letter or package from Pennsylvania goes wherever its sender wishes.
Now, it seems, the US Post Office can’t afford any more to own and operate the handsome building in downtown West Chester, which has served as post office since it was built in 1907….
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