One Step Closer To Keeping Hampden Mail Facility Open 

The U.S. Senate late Wednesday afternoon passed a postal reform bill that includes a provision that would keep the Hampden mail processing facility open.The postal service wanted to stop processing mail in Hampden, shifting the work to a plant in Scarborough to save money.Senator Susan Collins put language in the reform bill regarding overnight delivery that would keep the Hampden facility and about 100 others across the country open.About 180 people work at the Hampden plant.The bill still needs to be approved by the house.