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Connecticut postal center closings to affect 1,200 jobs

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published March 27. 2013 9:00AM   Updated March 27. 2013 9:24AM

Hartford (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation say they're outraged that the U.S. Postal Service will be closing mail processing centers in Wallingford and Stamford a year earlier than expected in a move affecting 1,200 jobs.

The state's two senators and five representatives said in a statement Tuesday night that the Postal Service has decided to close the two facilities this year instead of next year.

The delegation says the Postal Service is reneging on a promise to employees and communities that the centers would remain open this year to allow time for reforms to the financially troubled service and for an assessment of whether the closures make financial sense.

The seven Democratic senators and congressmen are vowing to fight the closures.

A Postal Service spokeswoman didn't immediately return a message Wednesday.

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