- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 31, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I found your recent editorial “Not going postal” (Opinion, Dec. 22) inaccurate, unfair and biased. It maligns the many thousands of hardworking public servants who make up the U.S. Postal Service. In many cases, the Priority Mail “premium” costs only pennies more than regular mail does, and it usually meets its two- to three-day delivery.

In more than 50 years of using the Postal Service, I have had only one package lost. I deal primarily with the Post Office in Spencerville, Md., and the bulk mailing facility in Gaithersburg, Md. The people working at these locations are unfailingly polite, friendly and helpful. My personal mail to Pennsylvania and Florida usually arrives in two days. The 600 newsletters that I drop off every month at the bulk mailing facility are processed within a few minutes by an extremely efficient and friendly staff. Many of the newsletters are delivered the next business day. My daughter, who lives in Frederick, Md., mentioned that her mail was delivered on foot when her street was impassable during the recent snowfall.

KEN PUTKOVICH

Silver Spring, Md.

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