Sonoma County laments plan to end Saturday mail

In Glen Ellen, as in other small American towns, Saturday mail deliveries are often eagerly anticipated, especially by those who are unwilling or unable to venture into the world.

To lose that tradition, that connection, strikes some in this community as a violation of the common good.

“It’s another hit to the spirit of public life,” Noelle Oxenhandler, a creative writing professor at Sonoma State University, said Wednesday outside the town’s post office, which according to a plaque outside the door was dedicated in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan.

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