Lihue post office should stay
USPS should keep the Lihue post office in that location for the residents of Lihue. Since their boxes are still there. They can cut out services such as selling stamps, accepting parcel services, etc.
The Lihue post office can be run by one existing worker at a shorter time frame. From noon to 5 p.m. with the window opening for service at 3 p.m. for the Lihue residents to pick up there mail and parcels. The employee would have to prepare the parcels for pick up and mail to be disperse in the residence box.
Letters and parcels can still be mailed out only if it has a stamp and parcels are electrically post paid with a sticker on the parcel. There will be no money exchange handle there.
Outbound mail can still be picked up daily by delivery driver.
It is a win-win situation for the residence and USPS. And to keep the building operable.
Howard Tolbe, Eleele
Why no sirens?
When my cell phone rang at 8:07 a.m. last Saturday morning, I went outside to see if the siren wailings were blaring. So then, as others did, I called KKCR, only to hear Brahms programmed music. After a minute or two, the DJ spoke over the music, that people were calling for more on the missile alert. His take, at the time, was: “probably a false alarm.”
With no sirens warning, I then suspected that the alarm was bogus. And, then, if the missile alarm was indeed real, why didn’t the sirens go off?
If the real warning button was pushed at 8:07 a.m. why indeed didn’t the sirens go off at Hanalei? Something still wrong, if they don’t go off together, right?
Alan Fayé, Princeville