Last week the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said it would launch a study of 3,600 post offices nationwide for possible closure. The list named 43 offices in Massachusetts, but didn’t include either of Southborough’s two post offices.
I have to admit every time the Postal Service announces it might close underused offices – as it has twice this year already – I wonder if the Fayville Post Office will be on the chopping block.
While the post office on Route 9 in Fayville played a memorable role in Southborough’s history – namely during the Tornado of 1953 – today it takes a backseat to Southborough’s main post office in the Town Center Plaza on Cordaville Road.
In the 25 or so (discontinuous) years I’ve lived in Southborough, I don’t think I’ve ever had occasion to enter the Fayville Post Office. Since I’m clearly not the best person to judge its relevance, I’ll leave it up to you. Should Southborough have two post offices? Is the Fayville office an important part of your routine? Would you miss it if it closed?
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