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March 20, 2013

Pulaski post office hours reduced

NEW CASTLE — New service hours at the Pulaski post office will take effect Saturday.

The new hours will be 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays and 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturdays.

The reduction in hours from eight to four on weekdays is part of the U.S. Postal Service’s POST Plan. The plan was established to keep small post offices open if a community desires.

A community meeting on the reduction was conducted by the postal service in January.

The cut in hours is part of the postal service’s plan to cut costs nationwide. The plan would affect 13,000 small post offices and will take two years to implement.

Service hours at the Villa Maria post office were cut in January under the plan.

Six other post offices in Lawrence County are being considered for a reduction in hours.

A community meeting was conducted on March 12 to discuss the New Bedford office, but the postal service has yet to announce any changes.

Also being considered for reduced hours are post offices in Edinburg, Enon Valley, Hillsville, Wampum and West Pittsburg. Community meetings have yet to be scheduled for those locations.

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