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To the editor:

I know that the U.S. Post Office has lost revenue it traditionally received from first-class mail delivery, but I also know that letter carriers and postal workers have offered many excellent ideas for expanding the service USPS can deliver, thus increasing both revenue and the importance of maintaining treasures.

Yet, the postal board of governors, which includes corporate interests that would profit by killing the public service, seems intent on killing it. The board’s only idea is to cut service and shut down hundreds of local post offices, including those that are invaluable artistic and historic assets.

USPS spokespersons say the buildings are underused. So use it! Put a coffee shop in it, a public Internet facility, a museum, a one-stop government service center or a public bank.

Come on USPS, show a little creativity and gumption, and remember that service is a key part of your name.

John Nickoless

Bennettsville, S.C.

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