Meeting Wednesday on future of Vt. post office

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The U.S. Postal Service is looking to close 3,700 post offices nationwide and 250 mail processing centers, including the one in White River Junction.

The $3 billion in cuts announced in early December would slow first-class mail service, ending next-day deliveries of stamped letters.

The Postal Service has agreed to delay the closings until mid-May.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who helped push for the moratorium, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Rep. Peter Welch and Gov. Peter Shumlin plan to attend the meeting on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in White River Junction. The meeting was pushed back from Dec. 15 so that more people could attend.

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