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Community comes out to defend post office

Dominick Macherone, a resident of Scotia who works with the New York State Chiefs of Police, spoke to how the post office helps to present the whole package of a community. Macherone also stated that there are other towns in the state that do not have the same services as Scotia.

"We have it all," he said, "a vibrant village with great parks and services, you have a complete package. There are so many different communities in this state that wish they had all the components like Scotia. The post office is an anchor. If it were to be lost it would damage the community. 12302, that's Scotia's zip code. It's our identity."

Schenectady County Legislature Susan Savage spoke early on in the meeting, "The Scotia post office provides a valuable service to the residents of the village, and helps to create a walk able community," she said in a statement. "It is so vitally important for the village post office to remain open, especially for our elderly residents. This branch has provided a valued and vital service to our older residents as well as those without transportation or who prefer not to drive."

Members of the Schenectady County Branch of the USPS said that they would take all comments into consideration in regards to the closing of the Scotia post office and other offices in the area.

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