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Two Maine towns are sharing one mail carrier. Here’s how it’s going.

August 26, 2022
2022 08 26 at 5.11 PM


PORTER, MAINE, Maine — Porter and Parsonsfield may have a combined population of more than 3,000, but residents claim only one U.S. Postal Service mail carrier has been delivering mail and packages over the last month, leading to delayed mail and days where no mail comes at all.

“I think I only got mail once this week,” James Hilliard said.

Hilliard is the owner of Porter Village Farm and said he’s lived in Porter for the past 10 years and never encountered mail carrier shortages.

“I asked them about it, and they said it was a staffing shortage. I know they are working hard down there,” Hilliard said.

NEWS CENTER Maine attempted to interview the sole mail carrier, who also acts as the postmaster for the Parsonsfield Post Office.

He told NEWSCENTER Maine to get approval from the USPS Regional Northeast office in Boston in order to interview him, but the regional office declined requests for that interview.

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