When it comes to the Post Office, Southern Connecticut’s loss is Hartford’s gain

To save money and in preparation for a change in the delivery of first class mail, the U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it plans to shut down all mail processing centers in southern Connecticut, transferring the work to facilities in Hartford and Springfield, Mass.

That did not sit well with Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Democrat who represents southern Connecticut.

“I am very disappointed by the conclusion of USPS’ study to consolidate one of the newest mail processing centers in the region,” DeLauro said in a statement. “Our postal workers do an extraordinary service for the community…I will continue to fight in Wallingford and in Washington to do right by our postal workers.”

To cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service also wants to deliver first class mail five days a week instead of six and increase the price of first-class stamps.