Post Office Update

Good news for Cabot Village! Postal Realty Trust, Inc., the company that owns the Post Office premises and leases to the United State Postal Service, has informed the Cabot Selectboard that USPS has approved its Asbestos Abatement Plan, and that asbestos removal is scheduled to begin on April 29th.

The building was closed last month after asbestos was discovered sifting down from the ceiling. All Cabot postal operations, including post boxes, were relocated to the Marshfield Post Office, but Cabot Village saw an immediate drop in commercial activity. Alerted to the serious economic consequences of the loss of this vital service, Postal Realty Trust has communicated regularly with the Selectboard, while Rep. Becca Balint’s office has reached out repeatedly to the USPS. 

As a result, the remediation process has been expedited. Mitigation work should take about a week, and Postal Realty Trust is already lining up a contractor to re-insulate the building and install a new ceiling. Once reconstruction is complete, it will be up to the USPS to decide when to occupy the building, but a USPS official in Portland, ME has assured the Selectboard that the Post Office will be reopened.