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By Lou Marzeles

Post Office changes coming to city


Lou Marzeles

ON THE MOVE: Goldendale Postmaster James Hamilton is leaving Goldendale after seven years of service.

James Hamiliton's Goldendale stamp. The amiable postmaster's last day at the Goldendale Post Office is June 13. After that, he takes up the same job in White Salmon. But before anyone accuses him of defecting to the county's west side, be aware there are good reasons-although maybe not good enough for the many in Goldendale who've come to count on his easy smile behind the counter.

"The postmaster there retired after 35 years-ish in the area," Hamilton says. "It kind of actually gets me closer to home because my wife and I live in Lyle, so it makes my 35-mile commute a 12-mile commute. So that would be nice. It's about a thousand miles a month less driving, I figured."

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