Poll: Would You Miss Your Neighborhood Post Office If It Shut Down?
Thirteen Rhode Island branches are being studied as possible closures.
Would you miss your post office if it closed?
As we've become increasingly dependent on email and social media for communication, many of us have decreased our reliance on physical post offices. That trend is the reason the U.S. Postal Service is studying 3,700 of its locations to determine whether there's a demand to keep them open. In Rhode Island, 13 post offices are on that list, including a downtown Providence location and the main branch in Newport. Many in Massachusetts are also being studied.
Just last night, the Postal Service held a public hearing about the possible closure of the downtown Providence office, located at Kennedy Plaza and known as the Annex. Comments are reportedly being accepted on the proposal through Dec. 1.
But in some small communities, the post office is more than just a place to mail packages. It's a community hub.
We want to know: Would you miss your post office if it were gone for good? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below.