My local Post Office seems to be hanging on by a thread. We get our mail at about 4:30pm most days, and the handy-dandy auto-postage machine has been taken out of the our location in favor of a more prestigious P.O.
Of course, the Franklin Post Office is located, like everything else here, near NOTHING. Losing traffic to the Post Office would be meaningless to local commerce.
The prospect of losing a post office is alarming people in small towns everywhere. The post office gives area residents a reason to come to town — and patronize other businesses there — and provides a service they count on and believe their government owes them.