Remember that U.S. Postal Service list of about 3,650 post offices under study for closure? The number is now closer to 3,270.
The reason: Since the original roster was released last July, 380 facilities have quietly been given a reprieve.
In many cases, USPS officials decided that closing wasn’t feasible because there was no other post office within an acceptable distance. In other cases, they cited “negative community impact” or decided that closing wouldn’t be cost-effective, according to an official spreadsheet. Not surprisingly,one of the biggest gainers was Alaska, where 31 post offices have so far been spared, but many other states and the District of Columbia also had facilities come off the list