USPS Has Achieved Just a Fraction of Its Projected Savings From Slowing Mail Delivery

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govexec.com: The U.S. Postal Service is not realizing the savings it projected when it slowed mail delivery and closed facilities, according to a new audit, which also found the mailing agency was struggling to meet its new standards. USPS said when it virtually eliminated overnight mail while shifting much of its two-day service to a three-day window in 2014 it … Read More

Food hall planned for old post office site in Stamford, CT

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Stamford Advocate: The old U.S. Post Office on Atlantic Street in Stamford, Conn. — closed since being sold to a developer three years ago for $4.3 million — was given a new day in the spotlight as dozens of city residents gathered inside to learn about the historic structure’s past, present and future. “Today, we are not lamenting the lack … Read More

Post Office Banking: An Old Idea Getting New Life

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News OK: In big cities and affluent areas, banks can seem as ubiquitous as coffee chains. Making a deposit or stopping in to talk about a loan can be about as simple as grabbing a nonfat vanilla latte with an extra shot, no foam.But many Americans — those living in poor neighborhoods or in rural communities — don’t enjoy such convenience. They rely instead on costly … Read More

Old post office in Bentonville, AR, may be demolished

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Democrat Gazette: The future of the old post office on the downtown square in Bentonville, Arkansas, remains in question.  The building currently serves as the Benton County Courthouse Annex, and local officials are working on plans for a new courts building. “If you’re going to use that site, it’s better to use the whole site and demolish it,” County Judge Bob Clinard said of … Read More

Wayne, OH Post Office suspended due to poor building condition

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Sentinel-Tribune: Village residents in Wayne, Ohio, have been without a local post office since August because of the extremely poor condition of the building in which it was housed, and some are saying the closure is starting to affect business. An attorney handling the estate that owns the building says progress is being made to restore the building to an … Read More

The Worst Post Offices In Brooklyn

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Ditmas Park Corner: A recent News 12 story that documents the hour-long lines and flippant managers at the 11226 Post Office has cast an aggrieved public service at 2273 Church Avenue, between Flatbush and Bedford Avenues, into the media limelight.  Correspondents made Flatbush a contender for the “Worst Post Office in New York City”, which sparked an outpouring of stories from other local branches … Read More