WALLINGFORD — To a chorus of postal service workers who chanted “the U.S. Postal Service is not for sale,” U.S. Sens. Christopher S. Murphy and Richard Blumenthal pledged Wednesday to fight cost-saving plans to close distribution facilities, including the one here and in Stamford.
The threatened closures by Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe target 82 facilities nationwide and eliminate 15,000 jobs. It would put a dent in the adage of timely delivery for which the government service, launched by Benjamin Franklin, has long been known.