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Setauket Post Office Won't Close For Now

U.S. Postal Service representative says it does not have plans to close any post offices it previously proposed for closure.

Nearly a year after it announced – with Setauket's historic Main Street post office on the list – the U.S. Postal Service has said it will not be moving forward with the closures for the time being.

"Any proposals to close facilities have been placed on hold and will not close at this time," USPS spokeswoman Connie Chirichello said in an email to Patch. "Going forward, the Postal Service will evaluate how best to incorporate them into long-term plans for effective and efficient retail service.”

The decision follows enacted in December of 2011 as the USPS continued to study the facilities on its list.

Congressman Tim Bishop, D-Southampton, who wrote to the postmaster general in August to lobby against the closure of the Setauket post office, said he supports the USPS decision to not move forward with the closures.

"I ... will continue my fight to keep the historic Setauket Post Office open and serving the community for many years to come," he said in a statement to Patch.

Kerri Glynn, a community activist who launched a campaign to get the community to rent post office boxes at the Main Street post office, said people should continue to rent them in order to ensure the post office's future.

"At some point, we're going to face this battle again," she said. "I'd like to be bullet proof, and I don't think it would take much because our post office is simply not that expensive. We just need to show it is loved and used."

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bagodough July 08, 2012 at 11:00 PM
close it
Tom G July 09, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Great News! To save this historic Post Office would be wonderful.
ed finnegan July 15, 2012 at 01:28 PM
our congressman, tim bishop, fights for everything except things that will save money and rduce the deficit...let this post office (and others that cost us money) close...it is time to suck it up and suffer a little inconvenience if we are ever to dig out of the mess self indulgent citizens and pandering politicians have gotten us into.. "fighting" tim is a prime example of this latter!
Yvonne Affronti July 15, 2012 at 05:07 PM
I'd rather see our representatives fight for the repowering of the Port Jefferson Power Plant which will have a huge impact on Port Jefferson and all the surrounding communities.

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