CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Frustration and fury reigned the night as hundreds of western New Yorkers joined the fight to save Buffalo’s William Street Post Office.
About 200 outraged citizens, elected officials and Postal Service employees lit up the mic at a public meeting to discuss a proposal to close the William Street processing and distribution center.
Congressman Brian Higgins said, “But I want you to know something. This is not the end of our fight, it’s the beginning.”
The Postal Service argues consolidating with the Rochester facility would save $28.8 million a year.
Some tempers flared at a public hearing Wednesday night on the plan to shut down the main post office on William Street.
People refused to yield the microphone, and lit into Postal Service managers over the plan to close the William Street facility.
“Fatally flawed” and “lacking integrity” – those are just a few of the more polite terms used by citizens, elected officials, and Postal Service employees, who are outraged over a proposal to close the Processing and Distribution Center on William Street.