The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 26, 2001


Carlisle Post Office on alert

Carlisle Postmaster Bill Ponte was asked on Wednesday morning about the precautions that the post office was taking to protect postal workers and residents of Carlisle from anthrax.

"Vigilance is the word we want to stress," responded Ponte. "We do not want to panic or make any extreme changes, but we want to stay aware."

Ponte reports meeting with his staff almost every other day to discuss any of their concerns, tell them what to look for and what might be cause for alarm. The Carlisle Post Office keeps in touch with local, district and national postal services on a regular basis.

Only one customer in Carlisle returned a piece of mail that had come from overseas and which he had no idea why it had been sent to him.

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito