MURPHY CALLS ON U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TO FIND NEW LOCATION FOR OXFORD POST OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Without new site, Oxford branch set to close on December 1; Murphy’s request comes after hearing from concerned constituents

WASHINGTON — Today, after hearing from concerned constituents about the future of the Oxford, Connecticut post office, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) urged the United States Postal Service to find a suitable alternative location for the Oxford branch as soon as possible. In a letter addressed to the United States Postal Service’s Connecticut Valley District Manager, David Mastroianni, Murphy expressed deep concern that because the lease for the branch will soon expire and a new location has not yet been secured, mail service may be delayed or disrupted, and residents may be forced to travel further to access a post office.  

“I have heard from local residents who are concerned about possible delays or disruptions in mail service if Oxford is forced to go without a functioning post office. I share these concerns.  For a community like Oxford, losing their only post office would be disastrous. Mail service could be affected and many residents, including seniors, would be forced to travel further to access a post office. I respectfully request that the U.S. Postal Service work to find a suitable alternative location that will effectively serve the residents and businesses of this community,” wrote Murphy.

The full text of the letter is below:

Mr. David Mastroianni
Connecticut Valley District Manager
United States Postal Service
141 Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06101
Dear Mr. Mastroianni:

I am writing to you regarding the future of the post office at 297 Oxford Road in Oxford, Connecticut, the only post office in the town of Oxford. It is my understanding that the business currently operating this branch is closing and future accommodations for providing Oxford postal services have not been secured.

I have heard from local residents who are concerned about possible delays or disruptions in mail service if Oxford is forced to go without a functioning post office. I share these concerns. For a community like Oxford, losing their only post office would be disastrous. Mail service could be affected and many residents, including seniors, would be forced to travel further to access a post office.

I respectfully request that the U.S. Postal Service work to find a suitable alternative location that will effectively serve the residents and businesses of this community. I also ask that you keep my office updated on any developments in this matter. I look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

___________________________
Christopher S. Murphy
United States Senator