New Date for Postal Service’s Public Meeting on Possible Hare’s Corner Facility Restructuring

WILMINGTON, Del. – After concerns were raised by U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del) about the lack of adequate public notice given for the original meeting, a new date has been set for the U.S. Postal Service’s public meeting to discuss the feasibility study of its Delaware Processing and Distribution center at Hare’s Corner in New Castle, Del. The public is invited to attend this meeting on January 19, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the New Castle School, 903 Delaware Street, New Castle, Del.

Sen. Carper is chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, and has worked diligently to make sure the U.S. Postal Service is transparent in presenting their plans to the public. To this end, he has worked to push the date of the public meeting to a later time that allowed the public enough notice to plan to attend and to review the Postal Service’s reasoning in selecting Hare’s Corner for possible closure.

What: U.S. Postal Service public meeting on the feasibility study of the Delaware Processing and Distribution Center
Date: January 19, 2012
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: New Castle School, 903 Delaware Street, New Castle, Del.

Additionally, Sen. Tom Carper will hold a telephone town hall meeting on Jan. 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. to hear questions, comments and concerns from Delawareans, including U.S. Postal Service employees. Sen. Carper will focus primarily on the U.S. Postal Service’s ongoing financial challenges, the proposed closing of the Hares Corner processing facility in New Castle, and the urgent need for postal reform and what it means for Delawareans.

To sign up for the telephone town hall, constituents may call one of Sen. Carper’s offices in Delaware or Washington, D.C., or e-mail with your name and phone number. Entries without a phone number cannot be processed. Please sign up by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. Late submissions cannot be processed.

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