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

The Postal Service test drives its new Service Performance Measurement system

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Back in January 2015, the Postal Service proposed a major change in the way it measures on-time service performance for single-piece First Class Mail.  Instead of contracting out to a third-party as it had done for many years, the Postal Service wanted to take advantage of the increased use of barcoding and do the measuring itself. The Postal Service began testing … Read More

Woodland Hills, CA Post Office faces wrecking ball of ‘urbanization’

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LA Daily News: The news that the Woodland Hills Post Office has lost its lease and will be replaced by a five-story, 335-unit apartment complex, squeezed between tiny Clarendon Street and the 101 Freeway, raises a lot of questions. For one thing, taxpayers might wonder why the Postal Service was leasing that longtime facility instead of owning it. The Postal … Read More

Public meeting scheduled on relocation of Finksburg, MD post office

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Carroll County Times: A public meeting is scheduled for later this month to discuss the future of  post office in Finksburg, Maryland.  The office, currently at 2999 Dede Road, is being considered for a relocation project, according to a news release from the Baltimore District of the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Service is in the midst of a nationwide … Read More

Wildfire burns post office and businesses in Lower Lake, CA

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SFGate: A fast-moving wildfire that has ripped through rural Lake County, destroying homes and forcing hundreds to flee, accelerated Sunday, burning into historic downtown Lower Lake.  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported that at least four homes had burned by Sunday morning. But later, more houses were visibly ablaze, including properties on Quarterhorse Lane, Mustang Court and … Read More

Kew Gardens Will Keep Post Office, Pol Says

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DNAinfo: Kew Gardens residents can breathe a sigh of relief as they will get to keep their post office for at least another five years. After months of worry that the facility at 83-30 Austin St. would close once its lease expired on July 31, the United States Postal Service has renewed its rental agreement, which as of now expires in 2021, according to Rep. Grace Meng. … Read More

Perdido Key, FL post office closes over lease issue

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Pensacola News Journal: Though it already was set to close Saturday, the Innerarity Point Post Office in Perdido Key was unexpectedly shut down Wednesday by the previous owners. According to post office supervisor Kim Furr, the previous owners of the store came in Wednesday afternoon, changed the locks and closed the post office permanently. Furr said she is very concerned about … Read More