Click on the below link to read a Post Star Story on the 12838 Hartford Zip Code Post Office and the support that the Town has from Congressman Bill Owens.
In a letter to the USPS dated 1/25/13, Congressman Owens writes;
“Dear Ms. Tremblay,
I am writing in support of the Town of Hartford’s request for maintaining the Hartford Post Office Retail Counter’s weekday hours of service between 2:00pm and 6:00pm.
While I am well aware of the Postal Service’s current financial constraints, I do not feel that closure or consolidation would be the most effective solution. Instead, I feel that in order to alleviate these concerns we must address the root cause of the current financial situation through legislation that will ultimately preserve the USPS in the long term.
Therefore, I join with the Town of Hartford in recognition that, due to ongoing budget constraints in the United States Postal Service, the town’s Post Office should reduce its weekly hours of operation. Even so, it is essential that this reduction in hours should not jeopardize access to the mail or the retail services the Post Office provides.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter, I appreciate any information that may be helpful to my constituent. I am grateful for any assistance you may be able to provide in this matter and look forward to your timely response.
Sincerely, Bill Owens, Member of Congress”