P.O. closures delayed

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By Jesse Osbourne

Mackville residents can breathe easier, for now.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced last week that it would delay closing or consolidating any post office until May 15, 2012.

According to a press release from the USPS, the decision is in response to a request made by multiple U.S. Senators.
“The Postal Service will continue all necessary steps required for the review of these facilities during the interim period, including public input meetings,” the release stated.
Courtney Norris, the communications director for Congressman Brett Guthrie, responded to the announcement via email last week.
“(Guthrie’s) office continues to be in contact with USPS and has been facilitating correspondence between constituents, including those in Springfield, and Postmaster General Donahoe himself,” Norris wrote. “His office has made sure the Postmaster General has received copies of constituents’ petitions and letters regarding their local post offices.”