The vast majority of Mainers are proud of the legislative courage and leadership that Sen. Susan Collins shows Maine, the nation and the world. Hers is a strong voice of common sense and reason, backed by a steel will, and the ability to penetrate partisan political ideology for the greater good.
Her leadership at the national level in the U.S. Senate is well known, respected and widely admired. But she also is a leader in Maine, in meeting her constituents’ needs.
A prime example of this service is the Walpole Post Office situation. Post office patrons were concerned that the U.S. Postal Service had it on an unannounced closure list.
Letters opposing such possible action were sent to our elected representatives. We had not realized that the USPS came under the jurisdiction of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Collins.
In spite of the tremendous demand on her time and attention, she got right on the Walpole Post Office situation. The happy result is that as of Sept. 16, Walpole has its first permanent postmaster in more than three years.
The people of Walpole want to thank Sen. Collins for her decisive, prompt action to solve this local problem. This is the kind of action we expect of our elected representatives, and Sen. Collins delivers.
Alan C. Davis