Disabled Seymour resident petitions for post office access

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Disabled Seymour resident petitions for post office access

Postal officials say new programs suffice

Jan. 19, 2015



The Main Street post office in Seymour.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

SEYMOUR >> Resident Joseph A. Luciano is petitioning the U.S. Postal Service to provide “reasonable access” to the elderly and disabled at the post office downtown.

Luciano said the daunting “mountain” of a staircase leading to the public entrance has for too long prevented seniors and the handicapped from gaining access to the facility at 91 Main St. Further, around the back there’s a loading dock ramp for postal employees’ use, which previously enabled Luciano to conduct business, but has been closed to the public, with postal officials deeming the area “dangerous” for customers.

“Seymour’s post office has failed to provide reasonable access and accommodation to elderly and disabled unable to climb steps at its public entrance,” Luciano said. “It defiantly refuses to provide an access route to the ramp in the rear.”

Luciano said he’s been able to buy stamps and obtain various postal services around back since he moved to Seymour three years [...]

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