The Future of America’s Post Offices
Dec. 15, 2011 -- The Dec. 15 New York Times leads its "letters to the editor" section with "The Future of America's Post Offices," consisting of five letters, four of which are highly favorable to our agenda.
The first letter, from an Atlanta businessman, addresses the need to speed up mail delivery, as opposed to slowing it down, to compete with the Internet, and also to maintain Saturday delivery.
Another, from an Alaska resident, talks about the need for the mail and says the Postal Service "is one government agency that can and does operate well," and calls for "relief from the onerous burdens" of pre-funding.
A senior citizen in Texas says she can't afford a computer and doesn't want to trudge down to the public library to use their free computers every time she has to pay a bill.
And a New Yorker writes that her "elderly parents treasure letters from their children."
All this occasioned, at least in part, by President Rolando's commentary piece in the Times last week.
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President Rolando was a guest Dec. 14 on Los Angeles-area radio station KFPK's program "Background Briefing with Ian Masters."
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John Curtis, a retired letter carrier and member of Central Maine Merged Branch 391, is an active executive board member for the Maine State Association of Letters. An op-ed he wrote recently was published in the Bangor Daily News on Dec. 13.