File photo of the post office that had been scheduled to be closed in a cost-savings move in Dedham

 
File photo of the post office that had been scheduled to be closed in a cost-savings move in Dedham
The post office that had been scheduled to be closed in a cost-savings move in Dedham, Iowa is pictured in a January 31, 2012 file photo. Dedham is not alone in its dependence on the Postal Service. The U.S. Postal Service said May 9, 2012 that it is abandoning for now its plan to close thousands of post offices in rural locations and instead will shorten their hours of operation. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)