"I don't feel like I am a complete stranger to Winchester. I actually worked here many, many years ago, but it has changed a lot since then," Newton said. "It has grown since I was here before. I think it is a pretty town with the old houses and the downtown area. I think it is a neat town that still has its small town, community feel to it that you don't get in larger cities, and I'm looking forward to getting to know both the people and the town better."
The Postal Service, like many businesses around the country, is struggling and undergoing some changes as it tries to position itself for the future.
There has been talk of it dropping Saturday delivery, but Newton said that decision hasn't been made yet.
"As of right now, no, there has been no word about that. … They have talked about the five-day delivery, but that is totally at this point left up to Washington. So we haven't heard anything official on it. It is up to Congress to approve that," Newton said.
Newton said her goal for the local Post Office was to adjust as changes come to continue the quality service it has always provided.
"As everyone knows, the Post Office is in a bind right now, and we are undergoing cutbacks nationwide and system-wide," she said. "I just want to be able to make the changes that will be required for us to continue working as a company and keeping our customers satisfied and give them the best possible service we can. We will continue to work on customer service to make it the best we can."
Newton has three children, Karen, Joshua and Justin, and one granddaughter, Ashleigh.
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