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Kitchen Table Conversations: One Mailbox at a Time

December 28, 2011 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." So reads the phrase, borrowed from Herodotus, to describe the dedication of the US Postal Service mail carriers.

Postal workers are watching a rapidly changing industry with increased mechanization and shifting consumer demands. Still, they say the U.S. postal service will adapt with the times—it always has. While changes need to be made, some postal traditions must remain.

We talked with two letter carriers who agree that six-day, door-to-door delivery is essential for economic development and civic engagement in our communities.


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