Rhinecliff protests the post office closings on YNN TV


RHINECLIFF, N.Y. — The United States Postal Service is cutting back in many ways, including closing some of its post offices. Recently, there had been some concern the Rhinecliff Post Office would be closing.

Fortunately for local residents, the postal service says it's not closing. Community groups are using this potential scare as a way to bring awareness to the fact that these small community based post offices are necessary and although Rhinecliff isn't on the list of closures, residents are urging others to sign an online petition to protect their local office from closing.

"With 2,000 post offices about to be closed, it’s just the kind of post office that they might want to close because there’s another post office a few miles away. So we're very worried, this is a historical landmark district, it's a historic post office. It’s been here since 1853; in fact its birthday was a few days ago, April 13th,” said Steve Hutkins, Rhinecliff resident.

See the YNN news video here.