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Mail on hold

Schenectady letter carrier’s bag hit by BB

Mail on hold to section of Van Vranken Avenue

The Schenectady Post Office is pictured on Monday evening.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The Schenectady Post Office is pictured on Monday evening.
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A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier was the apparent target of someone with a BB gun last week on Van Vranken Avenue. Now mail service to that area has been suspended, postal officials said. The mail carrier was uninjured, authorities said, as the BB hit the carrier’s mailbag. But the incident worried the Postal Service enough to suspend delivery to about 40 multiple-dwelling units in the vicinity of the 1600 block of Van Vranken. “We ...

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November 26, 2013
1:38 p.m.

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This is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. You just can not send innocent unarmed people into an area where fools have guns, even a BB gun. An investigation needs to be conducted. Hamilton Hill hasn't had the blue U. S. Postal Boxes for years. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who even knows why they were removed in the first place. All I know is if I need to mail a letter or package, I have to drive to the post office or I could go to Mont Pleasant, Central State Street, or downtown. I guess I could go any where else in the city of Schenectady and mail a letter except the neighborhood that I live in.
Darlene Lee