TRAPPE, Md.- One of the 28 Midshore post offices that are currently aimed to be a part of the postal service's reduction plan is the one in Trappe.
Lester Harmon visits the post office everyday. He said that most people are willing to accept shortened hours as long as it stays open.
"Most of them want it to stay open, just reduce the hours because you either have to go to Easton or Cambridge and it's inconvenient for some folks," Harmon said.
Hairdresser Kimberly Hardesty relies on the post office in Trappe to help others. She mails out donations to "Locks of Love" to provide hair to sick children. Without her hometown post office, she wouldn't be able to donate as often.
"If I do have to travel I would have to collect it for a longer period of time before I could send it in," Hardesty said.
While some say this post office is vital to the town of Trappe, others argue that if it is not making money, the right thing to do is to close it down.
"They need to close a lot of them down," said Mike Hrynko of Trappe. "It's convenient having a local post office but if it's not efficient it's like have a car sitting in your yard that doesn't run. Quite honestly, I think they need to take a look at the whole thing. The post office in general is losing money hand over fist."
As many small town post offices close, folks in Trappe hope to keep their branch open for years to come.
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