Plympton postal patrons have been greeted by a new smile at the window this week as Hanson resident Kimberly Newcomb took the reins Saturday, Oct. 29.
Kim has been with the Postal Service for 16 years, though on the “city side” of the post office. This is her first experience on the rural side, she admits. “It will be a learning experience.”
She was a letter carrier for eight years, and a city manager for North Weymouth for three and a half years, a supervisor in Wellesley Hills, and Arlington. She also delivered mail out of Dorchester Center.
She has seen much of the “city side” of the post office, this is her first experience on the rural side of the post office. City is more walking, where the mail comes in “staged,” all sorted and ready for the carrier to take it out. “There’s very little mail that needs to be sorted, in a city post office,” she said. “Rural is truck routes, where more of the mail is sorted by the rural carrier.
Kim grew up in Quincy, and although her work in the post office has been mainly in cities, she is really enjoying the rural setting of Plympton.
“This week a lady came in and was mailing chickens. Live chickens! You just don’t see that in the city.”
She’s also enjoying the 10-minute commute. “When I worked in Arlington, it took three hours each way!”
Kim has been married 23 years and she and her husband have a 17-year old son.
“We like camping a lot with a 30’ travel trailer and go from spring through fall,” she said. “We bounce around but Canoe River in Mansfield is one of our favorites so far.”
She also enjoys reading. “My mother is a librarian so I read most anything, from comedy to detective stories.” Stephanie Plumb mysteries by Janet Evanovich are favorites.
Kim looks forward to learning the rural side of things and enjoys the Plympton community.
Stop in and say hello.