Morristown, Morris Township post offices on the chopping block

Post offices in Morristown and Convent Station in Morris Township are on the chopping block, along with more than 3,600 other post offices nationwide, according to a list issued by the Postal Service on Tuesday.

WILL MORRISTOWN POST OFFICE SEE ANOTHER WINTER? It's targeted for closure. Image: PostOfficeWorld.com

WILL MORRISTOWN POST OFFICE SEE ANOTHER WINTER? It's targeted for closure. Photo: PostOfficeWorld.com

After a 60-day comment period, the Postal Service will decide which branches to eliminate; those decisions then may be appealed to the Postal Regulatory Commission, reports the New York Times.

According to the paper, the Postal Service is on track to lose $8 billion this year. Mail volume has dropped by 20 percent over the last four years, and 200,000 postal jobs have been pared, the paper reports.

Morristown customers fumed in 2009 when the post office on Morris Street, near the Green, scaled back its summer hours. Customers were directed to go to the Ridgedale Avenue or Chatham post offices for service. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.) weighed in, and regular hours quickly were restored.



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