State Representative Selim Noujaim (R-74), pictured above, is reminding Waterbury residents about a meeting during the first week of January to discuss the potential closure of the East End Station post office.

   The East End Station, better known locally as the Manor Avenue post office, is located at 159 Manor Ave.

   This meeting will allow residents an opportunity to address officials of the U.S. Postal Service who are performing a study that could close this branch.  The meeting will be held at SS. Peter & Paul Church on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  SS. Peter and Paul Church is located at 67 Southmayd Rd, in Waterbury.

   “It is important that the residents of the East End, and the rest of Waterbury, show up to make their concerns known regarding the future of the Manor Avenue post office,” Rep. Noujaim said.  “This post office branch is very important to our community and we need to make certain both the postal service and our elected officials know the true cost of their actions before it’s too late.”

   Last year, in response to news reports that the Federal Government had undertaken the study to consider shutting several post office branches, including the East End station on Manor Avenue and the full service branch located on Lakewood Road in Waterbury, Rep. Noujaim sent a letter to Senators Joseph Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Chris Murphy asking for their help in preserving Waterbury’s post office branches. Initially, the Manor Avenue post office was scheduled to be closed but strong objections from elected officials, headed by Representative Noujaim, changed the tone of Postal Service officials.

   The Lakewood Road branch also serves a portion of Wolcott and if these offices are closed the entire East End, East Mountain and North End sections of Waterbury will be left with no convenient access to a fully functioning post office.

   Rep. Noujaim asked the Congressional Delegation to do everything in their power to support the continued operation of Waterbury’s Post Office branches, noting that a city the size of Waterbury would not be adequately serviced by only two locations, one of which has very limited parking.