Easton Mail Center Closure Fought

BERLIN — Md. Sen. Barbara Mikulski again this week made her feelings known about the proposed closure of the U.S. Postal Service Mail Processing Center in Easton, which serves the entire Eastern Shore, and was even able to attach some amendments to the bill, but the legislation cleared a procedural hurdle on the way to passage.

Mikulski on Tuesday introduced four amendments to the Senate postal legislation after voting against proceeding to the bill as the future of the Easton Mail Processing Center remains uncertain. Mikulski stood firm in her commitment to an open and public process as USPS considers the closure of mail processing centers across the country.

“I will not sit idly by as the half a million residents who live on the Eastern Shore and rely on the mail service are denied a voice in this process,” Mikulski said. “These residents include farmers, small business owners and a significant rural and elderly population that relies heavily on mail delivery for life saving medications, daily newspapers and important business documents.”

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.