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Passadumkeag, Maine Post Office

Passadumkeag, Maine Post OfficeBANGOR, Maine — The U.S. Postal Service is surveying customers of Maine’s smallest post offices to determine their preferences for retail and delivery services in the aftermath of major restructuring. The surveys are part of the U.S. Postal Service’s effort to keep the nation’s smallest post offices open for business, Tom Rizzo, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service Northern New England District, said Wednesday. Unveiled in May, the Post Office Structure Plan, or POST plan, provides a framework for cutting costs so the USPS can regain its financial stability, according to a news release the organization issued. The service was losing more than $23 million a day at the time. The plan allows for keeping existing post offices in place, but with modified window hours to match customer use, while continuing to provide the access to the retail lobby and post office boxes that now exist. In addition, towns would retain their ZIP codes and community identities. (read more at Bangor Daily News)