The fate of the U.S. Post Office in Washington remains unclear — although Sue Brennan, a spokesperson for the Postal Service in that other Washington, said Wednesday that “local management is working with the landlord to lease other space in the same building as the current post office” and that “we hope to resolve this issue in time to occupy the alternate space” sometime before the postal service’s current one-year lease — with The Inn at Little Washington — expires in August. The Inn’s lawyer and chief negotiator David Fiske announced at a town concil meeting the week before that negotiations with the postal service would remain on hold as long as the Inn and the town’s 2013 “beautification” project remains in court. And, on that front, Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker’s decision on a motion that would allow lawyer David Konick’s suit against the town and The Inn to go forward (or not) did not arrive by press time Wednesday. (NOTE: It arrived later that day.)
Former Rappahannock News editor Roger Piantadosi is a writer and works on web and video projects for Rappahannock Media and his own Synergist Media company. Before joining the News in 2009, he was a staff writer, editor and web developer at The Washington Post for almost 30 years.