longisland.com: Recently, Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, Deputy Supervisor Dan Panico and Councilwoman Jane Bonner held a press conference in Sound Beach, New York, calling for the United States Postal Service (USPS) to reopen the shuttered Sound Beach Post Office or find a new location within the zip code for a new facility. The post office was closed by USPS earlier this summer, but no action has been taken by the Postal Service to reopen this vital community asset. Also, in attendance at the press conference were members of the Sound Beach Civic Association and Sound Beach residents who have been inconvenienced by the closing. Pictured (left to right) are Supervisor Ed Romaine (at the podium); Deputy Supervisor Dan Panico; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; Sound Beach Civic Association president Bea Ruberto and (left of Supervisor Romaine) is Chad Lennon, representing U.S. Congressman Nick LaLota (NY1).
Supervisor Romaine said, “Residents have always relied on the services that the local post office provides to the local community. Closing the Sound Beach Post Office and asking people, to travel out of the way to buy stamps, mail a package or pick one up is an inconvenience to many of our elderly residents who live in Sound Beach. I ask the US Postal Service to rectify this situation now and reopen the Sound Beach Post Office as soon as possible.”
Deputy Supervisor Dan Panico said, “The Sound Beach Post Office has been closed for far too long. It needs to either reopen safely or the US Government should cancel the lease with the landlord and find more suitable quarters. The people of Sound Beach deserve this most basic of services from our federal government.”