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Patrick R. Donahoe

Officials react to complaints of postal delays

Officials react to complaints of postal delays

— Members of Maryland's congressional delegation, saying constituents have complained of lengthy mail delays, pressed the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to resume regular delivery — even as the agency reported it was not aware of any significant problems.

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski wrote to Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe that her office has received complaints from residents in Pasadena, Windsor Mill and Perry Hall who say they have not received a delivery in more than a week and have faced extraordinarily long lines at post offices.

"This is a very serious issue," Mikulski wrote in her letter. "Constituents report that they are waiting...