Bishop To Probe Shelter Island Mail Issues

Locals report packages not being delivered, despite them having P.O. boxes.

As Shelter Island residents grow impatient over packages they said are not being delivered to them, U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop said he plans to stamp out the issue.

On Shelter Island, home delivery is not available, so most people have to use a post office box to get their mail. But Bishop spokesman Oliver Longwell told Newsday it could be causing the problem. At the same time, having two zip codes for Shelter Island could be making the issue worse.

Bishop said he wants locals to reach out to his office to explain the issues they are having with mail delivery, and has set up an email address, SIPostOfficeIssues@mail.house.gov, to collect these.

"We're trying to explore a solution, Longwell told Newsday.

Have you had an issue with mail delivery on Shelter Island? Share your story in the comments.

Joan February 22, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Sometimes companies do not include the "Heights" though they have the correct zip code and mail is returned. Often when I order online( for ground delivery, not USPO) I am told that my address does not exist in either zip code. Maybe that has something to do with database further up the island before it gets here.
Joan February 22, 2013 at 07:36 PM
On the subject of Post Office, I wish the hours were later, especially in the Heights. 4pm is an early deadline
Hilbert Camp April 05, 2013 at 02:49 PM
I voted for home delivery years ago. With increased traffic and hi fuel costs, PO Boxes should be optional, and home delivery/pickup should be universal. We have it backwards.


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