Keep WNY's Post Offices Open! Sign the Petition!


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Citing the damage it would do to the Western New York economy, Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, is urging the United States Postal Service to reverse its course as it considers shutting down operations at the William Street Post Office in Buffalo.

Senator Kennedy is also encouraging the Western New York community to sign an online petition that calls on the USPS to “Keep WNY’s Post Office Open”. Individuals signing the petition will have their names added to an opposition letter that will be sent to Postmaster General.

"The significant damage that would be done to the Western New York economy makes it difficult to understand why the U.S. Postal Service would consider closing the William Street Post Office,” Senator Kennedy said. “If this potential closure were to occur, you would be able to measure the impact in terms of jobs lost and economic opportunities missed. I urge the USPS to keep our regional hub for postal services open.

“As we in Buffalo and Western New York continue to fight, scrap and claw our way toward economic resurgence, reducing local access to quick shipping and mailing and putting 700 jobs on the chopping block would be a terrible economic blow. What’s worse is that the news of the potential William Street closure comes at a time when we’re also faced with the possibility of the Lackawanna Post Office closing its doors. It’s unacceptable for the USPS to consider leaving behind Western New York businesses and families and eliminating the jobs of hundreds of local postal employees. The public needs to have a say in these matters.

"Buffalo is the second largest city in New York State, and we have the infrastructure to ensure efficient and cost-effective mail delivery. I plan on joining the Western New York community – elected leaders, business owners, families and individuals – to fight this closure proposal. I urge all Western New Yorkers to sign our petition to demand that they keep our region’s post offices open.”