2. Mail delivery is not affected. The U.S. Postal Service is funded through sale of stamps and other products.
3. Here in Acton, which is home to neither National Park nor military institution, it appears individuals will be affected moreso than town operations. Selectmen Chairwoman Janet Adachi said several Acton residents work for the government and may be furloughed as a result of the shutdown. Adachi also noted that the longer it takes to sort out the shutdown, the more potential there is for an impact on the town's more at-risk populations.
4. Veterans services in Acton and other Massachusetts towns are state- and locally funded and so are NOT affected.