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Trappe Post Office on the Chopping Block

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TRAPPE, Md.- Budget cuts may force the U.S. Postal Service to close some Eastern Shore post offices. Robert Dewitt goes to the Trappe Post Office every day to get his mail. Dewitt, along with others, is concerned that closing the post office will cause a huge inconvenience. 

"I don't want it to go away for good," he said.

"I am very concerned about it," said Barry Brunette.

"I'd like to keep it the way it is," said Robert Macindoe.

Dewitt said he needs his community post office. He said that over the last few years, people have destroyed his home mailbox seven times.

"This is why I have to have a post office because I don't trust my mail going out because people steal my mailbox and bash it, break it and I can't trust that my mail will get to the right place," Dewitt said.

Brunette said if the Trappe Post Office is shut down, everyone will be forced to travel to Cambridge, which can be a headache.

"It means getting out onto Route 50 a super highway, a little bit dangerous and just adds a bit of traffic to Route 50, which doesn't need any more traffic," Brunette said. 

The postal service is asking those who live in Trappe for their opinion. Macindoe said he doesn't mind if they cut business hours, he just wants the post office to stay open.

"I selected if they were going to shorten the hours, to shorten them in the morning instead of the afternoon," he said.

The community isn't happy about the changes but will compromise in order to keep the doors to their community post office open.

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