Renovation Causing Headaches for Ellsworth Postal Patrons



ELLSWORTH — It could become permanent improvement, but so far, the new, larger mail boxes at the Ellsworth post office have meant temporary inconvenience for numerous postal patrons.

 

To accommodate the typically larger pieces of mail these days — from DVD rentals to catalogs — the post office reorganized its mail boxes “to eliminate the inconsistent mixture of type, size and numbers of boxes, which evolved over many years,” according to Tom Rizzo, spokesman for the Northern New England district of the U.S. Postal Service.

As part of the project, larger post office boxes were installed.

Postal officials said that the change would benefit all post office patrons, not only box holders, as waiting time is reduced because customers no longer will stand in line to pick up mail that doesn’t fit in their boxes.

For some, the physical changes also meant a change of address because they were assigned new post office box numbers. Inconvenience was expected; those with new addresses would have to change their stationery, checks and so on. A two-week delay in receiving mail, however, caught the new addressees off guard.

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