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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette

Thank you, postal employees, for delivering The Gazette

THG/Gabe Donio. To purchase photos in The Gazette, call (609) 704-1940. This photograph shows the Hammonton Post Office’s exterior as it appears in the present day

Last week, The Gazette presented photographs of the Hammonton Post Office being built in 1939, as well as after it was remodeled in 1968 and in the present day.

The Hammonton Post Office and its employees have worked out of the same location, delivering mail to Hammonton and the surrounding area for nearly 75 years. You depend on them.

Since 1998, when The Gazette began mailing subscriptions about a year after the newspaper began, we have depended on them as well.

This week, we want to take the opportunity to thank all of the employees of the Hammonton Post Office and the United States Postal Service for everything they do to make sure our subscribers receive their newspapers in the mailbox, each week.

Locally, people like Postmaster Jim McFadden to everyone who works to sort, carry and deliver each and every one of the subscriptions that are mailed each week are an extension of The Gazette. Without them, readers who subscribe would not receive their paper in the mail each week.

Postal employees are a cherished part of our team. In 2004, we donated a Seth Thomas clock that hangs in the post office lobby. We’re proud of the connection between The Hammonton Gazette and its employees and the Hammonton Post Office and its employees.

Right now, subscriptions are on our mind as we begin what is sure to be another successful subscription drive with the members of the Hammonton Cancer Foundation (HCF). A portion of every subscription sold by the HCF will benefit the cancer foundation, so please support them as the move forward with the subscription drive during the month of April. We thank the HCF for their support as well.

As with our existing subscriptions, every subscription the HCF obtains with the drive will eventually be delivered by employees of the United States Postal Service in Hammonton and throughout the nation (in the case of our out-of-town subscriptions).

One of the favorite times in my week is when we deliver the newspaper to the post office. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a number of the employees during the years. The newspaper comes out on a weekly basis, and we deliver it to the post office on a weekly basis as well. Several of the employees have been there for a number of years, just as we have.

Together, we have seen many changes, but each week one thing has always remained the same: The Gazette is dropped off, and the employees of the Hammonton Post Office deliver it.

As I wrote, we want to thank everyone at the Hammonton Post Office and the United States Postal Service for their hard work. Week in and week out, month in and month out, year in and year out—even decade in and decade out, they have been our partner as we bring our readers the news.

I’ve always admired the red brick building that has housed the Hammonton Post Office. I even have a familial connection to the building. Hammonton Building Material Co., which was once based on N. Egg Harbor Road, was the contractor on the original construction, which means my great-grandfather on my mother’s side, Joseph Falciani, worked on the building in 1939.

I’m sure he was proud to work on the handsome, colonial-style building. It still stands proudly on the town common today. As much as I admire the building, I have even more admiration for all of the people working inside it, who have helped make The Gazette a part of Hammonton for more than 25 years. We look forward to continuing our excellent relationship for many years to come.

Gabriel J. Donio is the publisher of The Hammonton Gazette.


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