Public Meeting Scheduled on Proposed Closing of Birch Harbor Post Office

GOULDSBORO — A public meeting on the proposed closing of the post office in the village of Birch Harbor will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Birch Harbor Baptist Church.

The Postal Service said in a notice that closing the branch would save $481,621 over 10 years in salary, rent, utilities and other costs.

The statement said revenue for the Birch Harbor branch has declined from $21,194 in 2008 to $19,192 in 2011.

National guidelines for the Postal Service require a 60-day notice of any proposed closing. The final determination then can be appealed to the Postal Regulatory Commission.

Last summer, the Postal Service said it might close 3,700 branches nationwide, of which 34 are in Maine, in order to save money.

The Maine list has since been reduced to 30.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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