Bangor City Council Enters Resolve to Keep Hampden Postal Facility from Consolidation 

On Monday night, Bangor City Councilors will show support to keep the mail processing plant in Hampden open.A decline in mail volume has led the US Postal Service to consider merging the facility with its center in Scarborough to cut costs.Bangor City Councilor Charlie Longo is making the battle over mail his priority.He’s drafted a resolve to help his neighbors in Hampden.”We’re not afraid to lend out a hand to others and I think we need to show support to all the communities around here,” he said.The center’s 183 workers could be relocated.With 7.1 million dollars on the payroll, that money could be leaving Hampden and neighboring communities.”If they have to relocate they’re obviously not getting their paychecks and spending them in Bangor, they will be spending them in Southern Maine which will have an impact on the economy,” said Jeff Anderson, President of the local chapter of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union. A public meeting is set for Wednesday, January 11th to give people a chance to voice their concerns before a final decision is made in March.the meeting is scheduled for 6 pm at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.That’s located on Littlefield Way.Anyone can attend.