Mailboxes on Ferry Road in Stuyvesant sit empty. The U.S. Postal Service in Kinderhook slamming the door on service, saying the road isn’t safe for their carriers to drive on.
“I bought a house 20 years ago that has a mailbox 10 feet away. I want to live in that house until I die. When I’m 85, I don’t want to be driving in snow and the rain downtown to pick up my mail when my box is right there.
John Hutchinson and his neighbors say the decision to stop delivery is unjustified. The New York State Department of Transportation recently spent a lot of money on improvements to a railroad crossing at the end of the street. It wasn’t until after that that residents say the postmaster declared the road unsafe.
“He’s not an engineer. He’s not a railroad safety specialist. Who is he to determine if it’s safe or not?” said Hutchinson.