South Shore: Three post offices considered for closing as part of national reduction

Three South Shore post offices may be shuttered as the Postal Service considers closing more than one in 10 of its retail outlets.

The cash-strapped Postal Service said Tuesday that it is considering whether to close 3,653 offices nationwide, including 43 in Massachusetts.

Locally, the Snug Harbor office in Duxbury, the Plymouth Center post office and the North Weymouth post office are all being studied for possible closure.

Ruth Goldway of the Postal Regulatory Commission, which oversees the Postal Service, says they were already in the process of reviewing about 1,000 post offices before Tuesday’s announcement.

But, Goldway says, this doesn’t signal the end of the mail as we know it.

“The Postal Service is definitely embarking on a significant path to reduce the number of post offices, but it’s still a small portion in relationship to all of the post offices in America,” said Goldway.

Goldway says the Postal Regulatory Commission will review the plan over the next few months and residents will have a chance to give input to the Postal Service and to the Commission.

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