Hallam, Jacobus post offices being st...

Hallam, Jacobus post offices being studied for closure

There are 11 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Aug 1, 2009, titled Hallam, Jacobus post offices being studied for closure. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

The Hallam and Jacobus post offices, which have already had their hours cut, are on a national list of 677 branches that are candidates for possible closure or consolidation.

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john doe 000069

Camp Hill, PA

#2 Aug 1, 2009
The USPS needs to fire John Potter. If the Postal Service is to continue they need to get rid of the worthles labor unions. The American Postal Workers Union and the National Association of Letter Carriers are the first that need to go. There have been how many letter carriers that have been busted stealing gift card from the mail and most cases receive less than a year in jail or get house arrest. And they even get to keep their pentions. If a regular person robbed a post office or a postal worker they would receive up to 25 years in jail and up to $250,000 fine. Real great.
Dani

United States

#3 Aug 1, 2009
The closing of any post office would make it hard for handicapped/elderly individuals with no transportation, to get their mail if the live in the areas where they plan on doing the closings. They need to rethink their strategies.
Billy Bob

Annapolis, MD

#4 Aug 1, 2009
Dani wrote:
The closing of any post office would make it hard for handicapped/elderly individuals with no transportation, to get their mail if the live in the areas where they plan on doing the closings. They need to rethink their strategies.
Obviously you have never seen the convenient parking and handicapped accesability at the Jacobus Post Office /sarc
Amused Citizen

Philipsburg, PA

#5 Aug 1, 2009
Remember the famous saying "Use it or Loose it" this applies, quit griping about the closing of little used postal facilities. Start using the Postal Service if you want it to continue. I hear people complain about 44 cent stamps to mail a letter, and how they save so much money using the on line services, but I never hear a thing about the $100 a month cost of using the on line service to pay those few bills they have.
Dani

United States

#6 Aug 1, 2009
Billy Bob wrote:
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Obviously you have never seen the convenient parking and handicapped accesability at the Jacobus Post Office /sarc
I live in Hellam, I cannot drive.

I do not use public transportation unless it's a medical need.

I have an aide, but she won't go get my mail for me, it's not in her job description.

My point simply is, why take away what is more convienent for us, it just makes life harder.
taxpayer

Mount Laurel, NJ

#7 Aug 2, 2009
Dani wrote:
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I live in Hellam, I cannot drive.
I do not use public transportation unless it's a medical need.
I have an aide, but she won't go get my mail for me, it's not in her job description.
My point simply is, why take away what is more convienent for us, it just makes life harder.
because it's not more convenient for "us" it's more convenient for you; the point is that technology is replacing the post office (which loses tons of taxpayer dollars yearly)
Dani

United States

#8 Aug 2, 2009
taxpayer wrote:
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because it's not more convenient for "us" it's more convenient for you; the point is that technology is replacing the post office (which loses tons of taxpayer dollars yearly)
You do have a point, I didn't intend for my comments to sound self centered. I just feel as a handicapped individual myself, all companies, not just postal, that close up shop need to consider the consequences of their actions.

Again, I do apologise for my seemingly self centred comment.
john doe 000069

Camp Hill, PA

#9 Aug 3, 2009
I Just heard today that the Postal Service is 7 billion in the red. What give the Postal Service the right to close down post offices? Why don't they force out the greedy overpaid postal unions? You know they start about $20 an hour. Most of the postal workers do nothing.
Bill from Jacobus

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Aug 4, 2009
I find it weird that the Jacobus and Hellam post offices are targeted for closure. These post offices are in some of the fastest growing areas in the state. You think that they should be expanded, not closed.
Zippy

Annapolis, MD

#11 Aug 4, 2009
Bill from Jacobus wrote:
I find it weird that the Jacobus and Hellam post offices are targeted for closure. These post offices are in some of the fastest growing areas in the state. You think that they should be expanded, not closed.
Ever notice that Jacobus and Hellam are the only two outlying post offices with zip codes beginning with 1-7-4, as opposed to the 1-7-3 for everywhere else from Delta to Dillsburg?

That is because they are consdered sattelites of the York Main Post Office and so are subject to the whims of the York Postmaster. The others are much more independent. That doesn't mean that they can't be closed--I can remember when the Brodbecks Post Office was consolidated with the Glenville PO less than two miles away.
Get out of Jacobus

United States

#12 Aug 6, 2009
Deb Gowan was on the news commenting on how she doesn't want to go to the ghetto and get shot while taking care of her mail.

News Flash - teller/window service is all that is available at the downtown location. Full operations have been moved to east york off of Mt. Zion road, just off Rt. 30. Get out of Jacobus for a change idiot.

Also, you can go to Seven Valleys, loganville, and Dallastown close by!!! But watch out for the hillbillies, they might shoot you?

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