St. Matthews post office in Louisville, KY, may be closing over lease dispute

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Courier Journal: The future of the St. Matthews post office at Shelbyville Road Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky, is in question as the post office and the property owner disagree about the status of a proposed lease when the current one expires in about six months.  The branch’s lease for about 22,000 square feet of space expires at the end of the … Read More

Is Your Post Office Safe and Well-Maintained?

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USPS OIG: In a 2015 report, the OIG identified poor working conditions at a Post Office in New Mexico. We found problems with heating and air conditioning, lighting, electrical, and plumbing systems as well as deteriorating building conditions. As a result of the deplorable conditions we found, the OIG is conducting a series of facility condition reviews at retail facilities … Read More

How the Post Office Created America: Book review

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Linn’s Stamp News: “The history of the post office is nothing less than the story of America,” begins Winifred Gallagher in the introduction to her entertaining new book, How The Post Office Created America: A History. While some might take this as a provocative assertion, Gallagher makes a compelling case by tracing the arc of the post office to show … Read More

Winchester IL post office faces emergency suspension over lease issue

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The City of Winchester, Illinois, has just filed an appeal with the Postal Regulatory Commission challenging the Postal Service’s decision to close the post office over a lease renewal issue. Winchester is the county seat of Scott County, and its post office serves several government agencies, the administrative offices for the public school system, and numerous businesses.   The post office … Read More

Comments sought on relocation of South Park post office in Alexandria, LA

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USA Today: The Postal Service is seeking public comments about the possible relocation of the South Park Postal Station, which is currently located at 3401 Government St. in Alexandria, Louisiana.  A possible new site has not yet been determined.  A Postal Service official will talk about the possible relocation during the Alexandria City Council’s meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May … Read More

Postal Service releases financial report for April 2016

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The Postal Service posted its April 2016 financial report with the Postal Regulatory Commission today. Seven months into the fiscal year, compared to the same period last year (SPLY), First Class and Standard mail volumes have declined slightly, 1.1 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively.  But continued growth in shipping and package services has more than made up for the drop … Read More

World Stamp Show comes to New York, May 28 – June 4

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The World Stamp Show-NY 2016 is a once-in-a-decade event.  It will take place May 28 through June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City.  Admission is free.  Designated as a “World Stamp Exhibition” by the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP), WSS-NY 2016 will provide all show-goers with a unique experience combining the passion of stamp collecting with the fun and … Read More

Post office in Barryville NY closed since 2014, community feels jerked around

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Times Hearald Record: Residents of the sleepy hamlet of Barryville in Sullivan County, New York, say they’ve been given the runaround ever since their post office was closed without warning in November 2014 due to a fuel oil spill.  Now, postal officials say the historic post office will reopen this fall, though locals say they’ve seen little evidence of any progress … Read More

Contract post office in Desert Hills AZ to close

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havasunews.com: The contract post office that serves the Desert Hills, Arizona, community will close its doors May 31 along with the mini mart it currently resides within.  Maggie Hickson, a Desert Hills Post Office employee, said owners of the Desert Hills Mini Mart are selling their business, but the post office can’t legally be a part of the private sale.  Hickson … Read More

Post Office in Wheeler OR closed due to storms, then mold

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The North Coast Citizen: The post office in Wheeler, Oregon, has been closed for five months following the storms in December and, according to city manager Geoff Wullschlager, nobody knows when it will be operating again. “The storms affected our post office in a way that caused water inundation. We knew the longer the water sat there, the worse the … Read More

Historic post office in Auburn CA may close

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CBS Sacramento: The oldest post office west of the Mississippi may be shutting its doors.  Known as “Station A,” the post office opened in Old Town Auburn, a small town outside of Sacramento, Calif., back in the late 1870s. Its wooden doors may soon close permanently since the U.S Postal Service isn’t renewing its contract. Some residents are saying the city should … Read More

House committee holds session on Postal Service

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The House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform is holding a meeting today on “Reforming The Postal Service: Finding A Viable Solution.” The purpose of the session is to examine the need for timely and comprehensive postal reform legislation and to hear from key stakeholders to better understand the specific provisions necessary for a comprehensive solution. The video is here, … Read More