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Editorial: Delivering for us

Many of us experienced the delays …

The Christmas cards that only made their way to our homes in the last few weeks … the bills that arrived long after the due date … the panic of those who rely on prescription medications coming in the mail as they found themselves down to their last pill.

All of us count on the U.S. Postal Service to deliver for us. And recently that just hasn’t been happening.

Let’s be clear: The postal employees at the local level are going above and beyond in their efforts to get mail to us. We’re sure they have had to field the majority of the complaints, but they can only deliver what is, in turn, delivered to them.

We have heard stories of our local postmasters going the extra mile, taking it upon themselves to drive trucks to the distribution center in Sandston to retrieve their customers’ Christmas packages and other items.

But that hardly seems to be a long-term solution to the problem.

At a Congressional hearing last week, Postmaster Gene...

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