Members of Maine’s Congressional delegation today praised the United States Postal Service for its decision to delay closing post offices until May 15. There are 30 post offices in Maine on the closure list.
Most of those post offices are in small towns.

“This is welcome news for all the small towns that depend on the local post office,” said U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree. Pingree said the delay will give legislators more time to come up with a better solution for the organization’s fiscal problems.

There are eight post offices in Pingree’s district including: Chamberlain in Bristol, Bowdoin, Cliff Island, Station A in Portland, East Parsonsfield, East Vassalboro, Sebasco Estates in Phippsburg, and Trevett in Boothbay Harbor.

“This is good news but it isn’t the end of the road,” U.S. Representative Mike Michaud said. “I’m hopeful that Congress can work with the Postal Service to come up with a plan moving forward that results in as few post office closings as possible.”