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Hundreds of post offices dropped from U.S. Postal Service closure list

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Remember that U.S. Postal Service list of about 3,650 post offices under study for closure? The number is now closer to 3,270.

The reason: Since the original roster was released last July, 380 facilities have quietly been given a reprieve, according to the Postal Service.

In many cases, USPS officials decided that closing wasn’t feasible because there was no other post office within an acceptable distance. In other cases, they cited “negative community impact” or decided that closing wouldn’t be cost-effective, according to an official spreadsheet. Not surprisingly,one of the biggest gainers was Alaska, where 31 post offices have so far been spared, but many other states and the District of Columbia also had facilities come off the list.

And while congressional pressure has prompted the mail carrier to halt any actual P.O. closings until mid-May, the reviews continue, according to spokeswoman Sue Brennan, meaning that the list could shrink further.

“When we announced the moratorium,” Brennan said in an email, “we stated the established processes would continue.”

But changes are coming, according to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, after the Postal Service got an earful from communities upset at the possibility of losing their post offices.

“We’ll soon be issuing a framework for a revised retail strategy that we hope will accommodate many of the concerns that we have heard,” Donahoe said at Thursday’s Board of Governors meeting. “Especially in rural communities where we have a lot of low-activity post offices.”

Incidentally, FedLine got some feedback, too, from readers interested in seeing the entire list of post offices that have–at least for now–come off the closing review list. Your wish is our command, so here it is, broken down by state:

 

Office State ZIP
ALEKNAGIK AK 99555
SKWENTNA AK 99667
NONDALTON AK 99640
CROOKED CREEK AK 99575
KALTAG AK 99748
RED DEVIL AK 99656
STEVENS VILLAGE AK 99774
WHITE MOUNTAIN AK 99784
EKWOK AK 99580
CLARKS POINT AK 99569
WALES AK 99783
BETTLES FIELD AK 99726
ANVIK AK 99558
MANLEY HOT SPRINGS AK 99756
TYONEK AK 99682
SLEETMUTE AK 99668
KOYUKUK AK 99754
CLEAR AK 99704
SHAGELUK AK 99665
CHITINA AK 99566
BEAVER AK 99724
LEVELOCK AK 99625
POINT BAKER AK 99927
NIKOLSKI AK 99638
KOBUK AK 99751
CIRCLE AK 99733
HUGHES AK 99745
KARLUK AK 99608
MINTO AK 99758
PLATINUM AK 99651
LAKE MINCHUMINA AK 99757
WEST END AL 35211
WOODLAWN AL 35212
EAST GADSDEN AL 35903
FORESTDALE AL 35214
WESTSIDE AL 36108
BAYSIDE AL 36605
MIDFIELD AL 35228
PRINCETON AL 35766
FURMAN AL 36741
MELLWOOD AR 72367
ROSSTON AR 71858
WITTS SPRINGS AR 72686
KNOBEL AR 72435
EVANSVILLE AR 72729
ASHER AR 72204
NEWHOPE AR 71959
MONTROSE AR 71658
OAKLAND AR 72661
SAINT PAUL AR 72760
WASHINGTON AR 71862
TURRELL AR 72384
OTTER CREEK AR 72210
HOT SPRINGS PARK STATION AR 71901
CARTHAGE AR 71725
PELSOR AR 72856
COLUMBUS AR 71831
BLUE AZ 85922
WIKIEUP AZ 85360
SASABE AZ 85633
SUPAI AZ 86435
OATMAN AZ 86433
MOUNT LEMMON AZ 85619
CLIPPER MILLS CA 95930
SAN BERNARDINO MO WINDOWS CA 92403
LAGUNA WOODS MOBILE UNIT CA 92637
DOWNTOWN ONTARIO CA 91762
PALA VISTA ANNEX CA 92084
PASKENTA CA 96074
MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPO CA 92140
EASTMONT CA 94605
OLD STATION CA 96071
VICTORIA COURT CA 93101
TWIN BRIDGES CA 95735
YOSEMITE LODGE CA 95389
WASHINGTON CA 95986
ALLEGHANY CA 95910
EAST BAKERSFIELD CA 93305
BYRON RUMFORD CA 94612
FISH CAMP CA 93623
BRANSON CO 81027
PARADOX CO 81429
HOEHNE CO 81046
JAROSO CO 81138
PITKIN CO 81241
SARGENTS CO 81248
GATEWAY CO 81522
MAYBELL CO 81640
RICO CO 81332
RAND CO 80473
BARNUM CT 06605
WESTVILLE CT 06515
ALLINGTOWN CT 06516
TECHWORLD DC 20001
FORD STATION DC 20515
KALORAMA DC 20009
LAMMOND-RIGGS STATION DC 20011
BRIGHTWOOD DC 20011
LONGWORTH STATION DC 20515
TEMPLE HEIGHTS DC 20009
PENTAGON DC 20301
FLORENCE VILLA FL 33881
MELBOURNE BEACH FL 32951
PRODUCE FL 33610
DAY FL 32066
SALEM FL 32356
MIDTOWN FL 33705
DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN FL 34787
LAKE FOREST FL 32208
CASCADE HEIGHTS GA 30311
THE ROCK GA 30285
FARGO GA 31631
WEST END GA 30310
LAKEWOOD GA 30315
NORTHLAKE GA 30345
PEACHTREE CENTER GA 30303
DE SOTO GA 31743
CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN GA 30502
KALAUPAPA HI 96742
ARBON ID 83212
CALDER ID 83808
OLA ID 83657
ELLIS ID 83235
HAMER ID 83425
HOWE ID 83244
ALMO ID 83312
DESMET ID 83824
CLAYTON ID 83227
YELLOW PINE ID 83677
LOVEJOY IL 62059
CANAAN IN 47224
DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR KY 40211
SHELBY KY 40217
AUSTIN KY 42123
FORT THOMAS KY 41075
AIR MAIL FACILITY KY 40221
JEFFERSON LA 70501
AVERY ISLAND LA 70513
BYWATER LA 70117
POINTE A LA HACHE LA 70082
INCOMING MAIL CTR NORTH MA 02150
CUTTYHUNK MA 02713
DRUID MD 21217
EWELL MD 21824
CARROLL MD 21229
WAVERLY MD 21218
HENDERSON MD 21640
CLIFTON EAST END MD 21213
LAVALE MD 21504
WALBROOK MD 21216
CHEVY CHASE MD 20815
ANNAPOLIS DDU MD 21401
BETTERTON MD 21610
WEST FORKS ME 04985
STONEHAM ME 04231
MATINICUS ME 04851
TOPSFIELD ME 04490
WESTFIELD ME 04787
CUMBERLAND MI 48601
STRATHMOOR MI 48227
SOUTHWEST CARRIER ANNEX MI 48910
KINGSFORD BRANCH MI 49802
LIVERNOIS MI 48210
POINTE AUX PINS MI 49775
SENEY MI 49883
BRIGHTMOOR MI 48223
COVINGTON MI 49919
IDLEWILD MI 49642
JOYFIELD MI 48228
HIGHLAND PARK MI 48203
SEVEN OAKS STA MI 48235
PONEMAH MN 56666
SQUAW LAKE MN 56681
LOWRY AVENUE MN 55411
RIVERVIEW MN 55107
LIVONIA MO 63551
HICKMAN MILLS MO 64134
LEONARD MO 63451
SCHLATER MS 38952
DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS MS 39701
GATTMAN MS 38844
COHAGEN MT 59322
OTTER MT 59062
SURF CITY FIN NC 28445
BRYNN MARR NC 28546
CENTURY NC 27601
AMES AVENUE NE 68111
MIDTOWN NJ 07102
NETHERWOOD NJ 07062
WALLINGTON NJ 07057
ROSELLE NJ 07203
WOOD RIDGE NJ 07075
HANDY STREET NJ 08901
HILLSIDE NJ 07205
ROGERS NM 88132
PINON NM 88344
MULE CREEK NM 88051
MALJAMAR NM 88264
GARITA NM 88421
SUNSPOT NM 88349
HACHITA NM 88040
MILNESAND NM 88125
WINSTON NM 87943
AMISTAD NM 88410
MONTICELLO NM 87939
ALAMEDA NM 87114
NEWKIRK NM 88431
LOCO HILLS NM 88255
YESO NM 88136
HOLLYWOOD NM 88345
OROGRANDE NM 88342
WATROUS NM 87753
TUSCARORA NV 89834
BAKER NV 89311
HOLLISWOOD NY 11423
MELCOURT NY 10451
SANDFORD STA NY 10550
ARVERNE NY 11692
ROCKAWAY BEACH NY 11693
ELTINGVILLE FINANCE NY 10312
YONKERS SOUTH NY 10705
BRIGHTON FINANCE NY 11235
EINSTEIN NY 10475
RESTORATION PLAZA NY 11216
SUNSET NY 11220
GRAND NY 11103
MUNICIPAL FINANCE NY 11201
HUNTS POINT NY 10474
ROSEDALE NY 11422
FIELDSTON NY 10463
NEW WINDSOR NY 12553
ROOSEVELT ISLAND NY 10044
STADIUM NY 10452
OVINGTON NY 11220
COLVIN ELMWOOD NY 13205
CASTLE HILL NY 10462
WEST FARMS NY 10460
SOUTH ARLINGTON OH 44306
TROTWOOD OH 45426
WPAFB UNIT 3 OH 45433
ERIEVIEW OH 44199
KENMORE OH 44314
TOWER CITY RETAIL OH 44113
UNIVERSITY FINANCE OH 43210
WHITEHALL OH 43213
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR OH 45417
WHITEHALL FINANCE UNIT OH 43213
NORTH HILL OH 44310
SOUTH COLUMBUS OH 43207
PUBLIC SQUARE OH 44114
CROMWELL OK 74837
LEFLORE OK 74942
SHARON OK 73857
MARBLE CITY OK 74945
BATTIEST OK 74722
RINGOLD OK 74754
SNOW OK 74567
FAIRMONT OK 73736
KENEFIC OK 74748
WEST TULSA OK 74107
DAISY OK 74540
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR OK 73111
BROMIDE OK 74530
MUSE OK 74949
ADEL OR 97620
PAULINA OR 97751
BROTHERS OR 97712
DURKEE OR 97905
POST OR 97752
SENECA OR 97873
ANTELOPE OR 97001
UNITY OR 97884
CRANE OR 97732
DREWSEY OR 97904
UKIAH OR 97880
IMNAHA OR 97842
OXBOW OR 97840
AGNESS OR 97406
HARPER OR 97906
RILEY OR 97758
SUMMER LAKE OR 97640
AROCK OR 97902
JAMIESON OR 97909
FORT ROCK OR 97735
B FREE FRANKLIN PA 19106
SMOKERUN PA 16681
OVERBROOK PA 19151
SOUTHSIDE PA 18015
ARTEMAS PA 17211
DRIFTWOOD PA 15832
EAST FALLS PA 19129
CENTRAL STATION WASHINGTON PA 15301
SCHUYLKILL PA 19146
WEST PARK PA 19131
TAYLOR PA 18517
SPRING GARDEN PA 19122
CASTLE FINANCE PA 19148
DOVER PA 17315
MANAYUNK PA 19127
BLAIRS MILLS PA 17213
EAST GERMANTOWN PA 19138
DOWNTOWN LANCASTER PA 17603
ROXBOROUGH POSTAL STORE PA 19128
STUMP CREEK PA 15863
WEST MARKET PA 19139
KINGSESSING PA 19143
SHARPSBURG PA 15215
COOKSBURG PA 16217
GATEWAY CENTER PA 15222
WYLIE PA 15219
STEELTON PA 17113
BELLEVUE PA 15202
ROARING BRANCH PA 17765
HAZELWOOD PA 15207
FOURTH AVENUE PA 15222
ALLEGHENY PA 15212
FAIRMOUNT FINANCE STATION PA 19130
NETC STATION RI 02841
ANNEX FINANCE STATION RI 02903
SHAW A F B SC 29152
PLEASANTBURG SC 29606
NAVAL AIR STATION MEMPHIS TN 38054
FRAYSER TN 38127
EIDSON TN 37731
SALTILLO TN 38370
AUBURNTOWN TN 37016
FIVE POINTS TN 38457
BATH SPRINGS TN 38311
MALLORY TN 38109
HIGHLAND PARK TN 37404
LUTTS TN 38471
CHESTNUT MOUND TN 38552
MILLERSVIEW TX 76862
GUTHRIE TX 79236
DENVER HARBOR TX 77020
MARTIN LUTHER KING TX 77051
CAMPBELLTON TX 78008
TALPA TX 76882
PARK PLACE TX 77017
TWO HOU CNTR FIN U TX 77010
POLYTECHNIC TX 76105
EOLA TX 76937
VERNON UT 84080
HANKSVILLE UT 84734
GARRISON UT 84728
OLD TOWN UT 84060
DUTCH JOHN UT 84023
PARK VALLEY UT 84329
MONTEBELLO VA 24464
CUSTOMHOUSE VA 23514
SOUTHSIDE VA 23224
PARKVIEW VA 23605
SYRIA VA 22743
LANGLEY AFB VA 23665
HOOD VA 22723
DEERFIELD VA 24432
MONTPELIER STATION VA 22957
LAFAYETTE VA 23509
WILLIAMSVILLE VA 24487
PHOEBUS VA 23663
CAPITOL VA 23219
GIFFORD WA 99131
ROOSEVELT WA 99356
LAURIER WA 99146
DISHMAN WA 99212
STEHEKIN WA 98852
SEAFIRST WA 98154
HOOPER WA 99333
LEBAM WA 98554
SKYWAY WA 98178
WALDRON WA 98297
HILLYARD WA 99217
MID CITY WI 53208
DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WI 53212
PARKLAWN WI 53216
HAMPTON WI 53218
EDGARTON WV 25672
STEPHENSON WV 25928
WILSONDALE WV 25699
CAPITOL STA WY 82001

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One state spared from possible post office closings

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Here’s a fun fact to know and share about the post office
downsizing process unveiled today: From Alaska to Rhode Island, every state
(and the District of Columbia) has post offices under review for closing.

Except one: Delaware, which is also the home state of one of
the U.S. Postal Service’s closest allies on Capitol Hill: Democratic Sen. Tom
Carper.

Carper not only chairs the Senate subcommittee that oversees
the troubled mail carrier, he is also lead sponsor of the Postal Operations
Sustainment and Transformation (POST) Act, which is the Postal Service’s
preferred bill for addressing its many problems, mainly through a combination
of increased management flexibility and billions of dollars in refunds of federal pension overpayments, as identified by the agency’s inspector general and an outside actuarial firm.

Carper, however, sought no special treatment for Delaware, said spokeswoman
Emily Spain, who attributed the outcome to the review process used by the Postal
Service, which generally targeted post offices with low revenue or customer traffic numbers.

In an email this afternoon, USPS spokeswoman Sue Brennan said she thought
the result had more to do with the low number of post offices–only 70–in
Delaware as a whole.

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