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News item: U.S. Postal Service provides rural residents new options for keeping their local post offices open.

View: Excellent news. Now patrons can decide if reduced window hours or other measures can maintain postal service. Keeping open these offices will also maintain communities, neighborliness and pride of place.

A list of local offices that might be affected includes Grimstead, New Point, Onemo and Schley, all targeted earlier this year for possible closure.

But that is not all. The list also names many other offices that may be forced to change: Achilles, Bena, Dutton, Foster, Gwynn, Hallieford, Hudgins, Moon, Ordinary, Port Haywood, Susan, Ware Neck, Wicomico and Woods Cross Roads.

Residents owe it to themselves and their communities to keep up with the news and to express themselves to their representatives in Congress.

News item: Virginia Department of Transportation considers $1 monthly fee for E-ZPass customers.

View: No doubt, E-ZPass speeds crossings on th...

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