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