OPEN LETTER FROM ASSEMBLYMAN JAMES SKOUFIS TO DEBRA JONES OF USPS WESTCHESTER DISTRICT OFFICE

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Dear Ms. Jones,
Representing a suburban and exurban Assembly district with many commuters, I am acutely aware that numerous residents do not return home from work until well into the evening each day. In USPS branches that do not have extended lobby hours, these residents with post office boxes are oftentimes limited to one day per week they can retrieve mail: Saturday.
In an effort to increase accessibility to thousands of my constituents with post office boxes, I am requesting that your regional office examine the possibility of extended lobby hours at the following branches: Blooming Grove, Campbell Hall, Central Valley, Cornwall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Goshen, Highland Falls, Highland Mills, New Hampton, New Windsor, Slate Hill, Stony Point, Tomkins Cove, Vails Gate, Washingtonville, and West Point.
The remaining branches in the Assembly district – Chester, Fort Montgomery, Mountainville, and Sugar Loaf – already have 24/7 lobbies. I fully realize that some of the aforementioned branches are not currently configured for extended lobby hours (e.g. a separate sales room that can be secured at night). Please advise what steps must be taken to make these branch lobbies accessible after hours; it is possible grants can be secured to make a reconfiguration possible.
On behalf of the many constituents I have heard from on this issue, I thank you in advance for your time and effort.
Sincerely,
Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury)
99th District NY State Assembly
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