There are over 1200 Staples stores in the U.S., and the company announced yesterday that 70 of those stores will be closing.  The largest office supply retailer has a location on Commercial Drive in New Hartford.  The next closest Staples is in East Syracuse.

According to, Staples has closed over 200 stores in the past couple of years.  As their stocks continue to fall, they have announced more closings.

Staples says the 70 closings will happen this year, but did not give the locations of the stores affected.  With other locations nearly 50 miles from the Mohawk Valley, hopefully the New Hartford store will remain open.

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