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Monday, May 18, 2015

Protesters decry lack of access to Seymour post office



By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

SEYMOUR >> Resident Joseph Luciano wants to buy stamps, mail a letter and send a package at the Seymour Post Office just like everyone else.

However, because Luciano, 76, relies on a motorized wheelchair for mobility, and because the nearly 100-year old post office at 91 Main St. is not handicapped accessible, Luciano and others with disabilities cannot gain access.

To raise awareness, Luciano staged a small protest rally Wednesday in front of the facility. About a dozen people in wheelchairs and walkers joined Luciano at the foot of the post office’s daunting mountain of a staircase. Many of them held signs bearing phrases such as “To Boldly go Where Everyone Else has Gone Before ….Yes, the Post Office,” and “First Class Mail … 2nd Class Citizens.”

“I’m calling attention to something that is really absurd,” Luciano said.

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