Five local post offices are on a study list of the U.S. Postal Service for potential closing as a cost-saving measure.
Postal officials stressed this doesn't mean they will be closed, but consideration is definitely being given to shutting them.
They are: Parryville and Junedale in Carbon County, and Mary D, Mahanoy Plane and Cumbola in Schuylkill County.
Nationally, there are 3,700 post offices on the "expanded access study list" of the Postal Service for potential closure.
The Postal Service currently maintains nearly 32,000 retail offices.