Post Office Eyes 1,600 More Branch Closings

Lawmakers are considering alternatives to closing post office branches.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Already looking to cut some 3,200 post offices as it grapples with higher costs and business robbed by E-mail, the Postal Service has hinted it might up that count by 1,600 more branch closings. But don't get mad if your post office ends up on the chopping block. Call your congressman. The Congressional Research Service says that lawmakers are considering alternatives to the closings, such as simply outlawing the shuttering or ordering a cut in mail delivery service to five days a week.

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