Title

"North by East" piece about Albert Mahar, 84, the postmaster of Dennysville, who

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

10-1-1995

Pages

39-40

Abstract

"North by East" piece about Albert Mahar, 84, the postmaster of Dennysville, who has worked at the local post office since February 1, 1935. He is the oldest postmaster with the most years of continuous service in the United States and he has no intention of retiring. He sought the postal job because he was losing money as a school teacher in East Machias. During the Great Depression, he saw his pay as a teacher drop from $20 a week to $16 a week within five years, and he had to pay $7 of that for board. The postal job paid $1,100 a year, nearly double what he made as a teacher. While Mahar has no intention of abandoning his post, he does assert "If you don't enjoy the public, you won't last in this job."

Subjects

U S Postal Service Postmasters, Mahar, Albert

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