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Senators try again to get single zip code for NH town

November 8, 2021 GMT

SWANZEY, N.H. (AP) — The entire town of Swanzey would share a zip code under legislation re-introduced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan.

Currently, North Swanzey shares the 03431 zip code with neighboring Keene, even though it is fully incorporated in the town of Swanzey. The Democratic senators want the U.S. Postal Service to designate a single, unique zip code for Swanzey.

They say the lack of consistency hinders the delivery of mail and could compromise public safety when first responders need to quickly get to an address.

“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,” Hassan said in a statement Monday.