News Published: Aug 8, 2011 - 8:27 AM


Leone, Blumenthal, Himes: Keep Glenbrook Post Office open

By Connecticut Senate Democratic Caucus


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Stamford, CT - State Senator Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) joined US Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and US Representative Jim Himes (D-CT-4) Friday, along with other officials, at the Glenbrook Post Office in Stamford to advocate keeping the office open, as well as to encourage the community to voice their support for the branch.

“Even in the era of email, a local post office remains an invaluable resource for the residents of Stamford and so many other places. First class mail is an essential for many people and businesses, along with mailing packages and the ability to rent a P.O. Box. The local Post Office also connects its customers to our government, helping people register to vote or obtain a passport. We should do all we can to keep the Glenbrook Post Office Open,” said Senator Leone.

“Closing the Glenbrook Post Office would seriously disadvantage a large portion of residents who do not have regular access to transportation or who work multiple jobs and are unable to get to a larger branch to pick up or drop off mail during normal business hours,” said Senator Blumenthal. “The Glenbrook branch is a high-revenue, profitable post office – one that will ultimately help provide a solution to the financial straits faced by the United States Postal Service – and it should not be subject to closure. Local post offices play a significant role in the community, in addition to supporting businesses in the region. I look forward to continuing to work with Representative Himes to encourage the USPS to keep this high-functioning post office open.”

“News from the U.S. Postal Service that the Glenbrook Post Office is once again under consideration for closure is disappointing. While we must be looking for savings throughout the federal government, we must also choose wisely where to cut,” Congressman Himes said. “Glenbrook serves as an anchor for economic activity in Stamford, and local businesses and families have come to depend on the convenience of this particular branch. I will fight as hard as I did two years ago to keep this office open.”

The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently proposed closing the branch as part of a nationwide effort to shut down nearly 3,700 post offices across the country, including a 15 other local branches in Connecticut.




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