The Postal Service is planning to close the post office in Lihue, Hawaii, and to sell the building, a historic structure built in 1939 during the New Deal that is on the Hawaii State Register and the National Register of Historic Places. The Postal Service plans to relocate retails services to a USPS facility at the airport.
This video features the public meeting on the proposed closure, as well as Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho delivering coconuts to mail to USPS real estate specialist Dean Cameron. (Mailing coconuts is not unusual in Hawaii thanks to the Post-a-Nut program, begun in 1991 by Hoolehua Postmaster Margaret Keahi-Leary.)
The video was put together by Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School students.
(Photo: Coconuts signed and ready for mailing, by Pat Griffin)