Meetings held to decide fate of local post offices
Meetings were held last Thursday at Wicomico Post Office, at Moon, Hudgins and Foster post offices in Mathews on Friday and on Gwynn’s Island at the Gwynn and Grimstead post offices on Tuesday.
Michele Martel, district communications coordinator for the USPS, said that so far, decisions have been released for the Wicomico and Hudgins post offices only. Those two post offices, she said, will operate as six-hour offices. "But for operational reasons, we do not yet have a date of implementation," Martel said.
A decision regarding the Moon and Foster post offices was expected on Wednesday, but was not released by press time.
However, at the meeting at the Foster Post Office on Friday, postal representatives Kimberly Allen and Robert Gardner told the half dozen or so residents gathered that their post office will remain open, with realigned hours beginning Jan. 26. Hours will be 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Access to post office boxes will remain the same, they said.