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Small Town Puts Up A Fight To Save Post Office

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by Chris Conte

UNIONVILLE, Tenn. - Bleeding money and looking for ways to stop the pain, the United States Postal Service has started closing smaller rural post offices in hopes of saving money but the people of Unionville said 'not so fast.'

"It means I'll have to find another job, someplace else," says Rebecca Boyce who is only one of three people now employed at the Unionville Post Office.

Over the last few months, the Postal Service has been surveying residents of Unionville asking for their input about what do with the small rural office. Overwhelming people responded by telling the Post Office they would much rather see their hours reduced than have to say goodbye to the post office all together.

"The Internet is basically to blame for a lot of this," explained a Post Office employee at a public meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

A few dozen people packed the small back room of the Unionville Post Office to voice their concern about closing the building but it turned out their voices had already been heard. Their branch will now only be open 6 hours a day but won't be shut down completely.

"This is a small community and it's part of who we are," added Rebecca Boyce.


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