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End of an era

Efforts to save city mail processing center fail

January 30, 2013

Mail posted in the Williamsport region now travels to Harrisburg before it reaches its final destination — even if that destination is just down the block....

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Jan-30-13 10:40 PM

How many "new"? Most likely twice as many if they don't transfer the "old" expensive ones.

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Jan-30-13 9:44 PM

How many new employees will be hired by H'bg?

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Jan-30-13 1:05 PM

"The U.S. Postal Service projects annual savings of $3,457,973 from the move, minus $160,680 in one-time moving costs."That's just great USPS now my 46cent letter will take 10 days or more to go from one point in the city to another point in the city.Now snailmail is explained even better.Stop the bleeding USPS,file for bankruptcy now and get it over with.

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Jan-30-13 8:28 AM

"Prefunding is not a requirement for other governmental agencies." If this prefunding is unique to the USPS, I wonder what other reasons, besides fiscal solvency, are behind this requirement. I just wonder if it is more a poison pill to force a particular event, rather than planning for future retirees.

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Jan-30-13 8:16 AM

A hand written letter is between you and the person it is sent to. And if you choose an email, it is "available" to the whole world.

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Jan-30-13 7:19 AM

Mail mail become electronic wwhickok but it is awful difficult to send a package over the internet. Yes there are other options from private companies but they are usually more expensive and will go up even more in price if the post office were to go away.

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Jan-30-13 6:22 AM

I thought I should also add that I'm sure this is another example of 'jobs coming to the area' am I right?

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Jan-30-13 6:20 AM

The future is upon us. In 5-10 years, there will be no mail. It'll all be electronic. You know those futuristic movies like 6th Day, Judge Dredd, Back to the Future etc..yeah okay maybe that's an exaggeration but my point is communication will become electronic.

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