(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) re-introduced legislation to require the United States Postal Service to designate a single, unique ZIP code for Swanzey, New Hampshire. North Swanzey is fully incorporated in the town of Swanzey, but shares the 03431 ZIP code with Keene, instead of the 03446 ZIP code for the rest of Swanzey. The lack of a uniform ZIP code has led to mis-delivered or delayed mail and slowed emergency response times.
“The lack of a designated ZIP code for Swanzey is not only a detriment to the timely and consistent delivery of mail, but also a danger to public safety as it can prevent emergency responders from quickly getting to an address,” said Senator Shaheen. “This legislation is a commonsense step to address this long overdue issue. I’m committing to delivering Swanzey its own ZIP code to improve the delivery of public services and enhance the quality of life for local residents.”
“Swanzey residents are long overdue for their own zip code. This is a no-brainer and would help improve mail delivery and prevent dangerous delays in emergency response,” said Senator Hassan. “I’ve heard repeatedly from Swanzey residents and small businesses on this issue and I’ll keep pushing for this bill to make sure that we are doing right by Swanzey.”
The full text of the legislation can be viewed here.