Normandy Post Office Will Not Close

The U.S. Postal Service announced a plan this week that the Normandy post office and other rural facilities will remain open, but with reduced hours. The United States Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe stated that the agency is backing off its plan to close up to 3,700 low-revenue post offices, a list that included the location including Normandy. Citing strong community opposition, Donahoe said the agency will now whittle down full-time staff but maintain a part-time post office presence in rural areas, with access to retail lobbies and post office boxes. No post office will be closed under the emerging strategy, but more than 13,000 rural mail facilities could see reduced operations of between two and six hours. The recommendation for Normandy was to cut their hours from six to two per day.