Didn’t Get Your Paper In the Mail? Blame Sandy

ELLSWORTH— The Ellsworth American has been hitting its print deadlines and getting the papers to the post office on time. So why aren’t they showing up on time in out-of-state subscribers’ mailboxes?

Many readers on the West Coast and in the Southern United States are experiencing delays due to disruption to the system caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Postal Service says.

The American goes out as second class mail every Wednesday afternoon. According to the Postal Service, those papers (along with other Maine mail) go to a processing plant in New Jersey that is still being dug out from the damage done by Sandy. The plant isn’t back to full operations.

Deborah Tucker, The American’s circulation manager, asks that subscribers who are receiving their paper late to call so that she can work with the Postal Service to resume normal delivery. The number is 667-2576.

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Amanda Greenberg

Former Ellsworth American reporter Amanda Greenberg joined the staff in October 2012 after graduating from the University of Maine in Orono. Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Amanda moved to Maine when she was nine.