As the ribbon was being cut Tuesday for a new post office in Halfway, word came that a site had been selected for another new postal facility on the Leitersburg Pike to replace the outgrown Northern Avenue building.
The Contract Postal Unit (CPU) at 17611 Virginia Ave. in Halfway shares space in the Old Orchard Shopping Center with Allegany Business Consulting Inc., which was awarded the postal contract.
The CPU had been at Eakle's Drug Store. The site there was lost when the drug store closed last June, according to Hagerstown Postmaster Keith Guerrin, who was part of the team looking for a new location.
Attending Tuesday's ribbon cutting were U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., representatives of U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Paul Sarbanes, both D-Md., Del. Robert McKee, D-Washington; Washington County Commissioner Paul Swartz, and local and regional postal officials.