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Clinton Post Office Turns 75! [With Video]

Drop in and view the many historical documents, photos, newspaper clippings and old leather carrier bags.

Did you know that the was officially opened and dedicated March 6, 1937? That's right. It turned 75 years old this week.

Post office employee Sheldon Potesak, Sr. has created a wall of memories that include old newspaper clippings, historical documents featuring the library and its progress, maps, and other items including an old leather carrier's bag.

"He has done a lovely job on this project," said Officer in Charge Victoria Bernardo. "This was done on Sheldon's own time and at his own expense."

Many of the items were languishing away in the basement and in an old file cabinet in the post office, said Potesak.

Viewing the display will take you back in time.

The local newspaper at the time, The Clinton Recorder, was three cents an issue. Local business phone numbers were only two or three digits such as "84" or "161" or "67."

The memorabilia can be found in a small corridor to the far right of where the post office boxes are located.

"It is very special that we are celebrating our 75th anniversary this year when many post office buildings have been shut down or closed," said Potesak, who is seen speaking in the video. He has a combined post office service of 25 years; 12 years in Clinton.

He thanked Clinton Glass for their assistance and contribution to the project.

Officials and residents who attended the ceremony included First Selectman Willie Fritz, Reference Librarian Lisa Gugliotti of the , Jim and Liz Beloff of Flea Market Music, and others.

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