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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Carol Schmitz is the new postmaster at the New York Mills Post Office. She began her duties Nov. 19.

NY Mills gets its first female postmaster

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On Nov. 19, Carol Schmitz spent her first morning at the New York Mills Post Office, as the town's first female postmaster.

Sorting the day's mail for the carriers, she had to use a sort of 'cheat sheet' at first - a map of the local mail routes.


Two weeks in, she still uses her cheat sheet on occasion. Though memorizing mail routes is one of the first things on her 'to-do' list, Schmitz hopes NY Mills will be the last new area she ever has to memorize.

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