Richmond, VA post office closed due to mold concerns

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WRIC: A Richmond post office has been closed since Friday due to a “mold issue.”The post office located at 3004 North Avenue in Richmond closed after local officials became aware of the problem Friday.The building is temporarily closed and a sign on the front door cites “environmental reasons.” United States Postal Service information officer Michell Martel said that residents who … Read More

Feds file lawsuit over Berkeley’s main post office

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Berkeleyside: Berkeley’s attempt to limit commercial development of the Main Post Office conflicts with federal law and should be overturned, a lawsuit filed in federal court Monday by the U.S. Postal Service declares. When Berkeley passed the Civic Center Overlay in September 2014, limiting the post office and eight other buildings to civic uses such as museums, libraries and performance halls, … Read More

National Park Service Celebrates Centennial

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National Park Service: On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100!  The centennial will celebrate the achievements of the past 100 years, but it is really about the future. It’s about kicking off a second century of stewardship for America’s national parks and for communities across the nation.  Most importantly, it’s about inviting you to join us. We all … Read More

Postal operations continue in wake of California infernos

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USPS News Link: The Postal Service is continuing to deliver mail and packages in California despite a series of devastating fires sweeping through the state.  In Northern California, a blaze destroyed 175 homes and businesses and prompted the Lower Lake Post Office to temporarily re-locate to nearby Clearlake. “People are scared,” said Lower Lake Postmaster Ben Lovato.The community suffered a major … Read More

Prattsburgh, NY Post Office closed indefinitely over safety concerns

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WETM-TV: The Prattsburgh, N.Y., Post Office closed last month due to building safety concerns. Since then the Pulteney office has swiftly taken over, but nevertheless some customers can expect changes when it comes to getting their mail. “Obviously our first concern is to make sure that we are able to provide for the needs of the community. So for those who … Read More

Banking on the Post Office

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Capital & Main: Several years ago when my wife Susan and I traveled across Ireland by local bus, we headed toward a national cultural site a few miles beyond the nearest town. The route the bus took crossed a rural peninsula, and finally to the little community.  As we wound through the country roads, old people climbed aboard, and when … Read More