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Shrewsbury letter-sorting facility still on list to be closed

By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer

Shrewsbury-large-web-iconShrewsbury – At its meeting July 8, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen noted that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is still considering closing the mail-sorting facility in town to save money.

The Central Massachusetts Processing and District Center, which recently employed about 500 people, was first announced on the “to close” list along with about 250 facilities in 2012. Since then, local elected officials have warned that closing the plant would not only cost hundreds of local jobs but would also delay mail service to the area by several days.

If the Shrewsbury facility is closed, its work would most likely be moved to the Boston Processing and Distribution Facility. Under USPS rules, its workers would be reassigned, if willing, to other facilities on the basis of seniority. Selectman Chair James F. Kane noted at the meeting that if the center moves, there might be zoning changes needed for the property if it is to be used for some other purpose.

Also at the meeting, John T. Campbell, 176 North St., and Don Hutchins, 32 Old Brook Road, were appointed to the Historic District Commission after they expressed interest to the selectmen for the positions. They were chosen from four candidates. Kristine Gustafson, 216 Prospect St., was reappointed to the commission.

 

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