Five Houston post offices saved, but one still on chopping block

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Houston Chronicle: After years of uncertainty, five neighborhood post offices in Houston have been given reprieves from closure but one station in west Houston’s Energy Corridor remains under review. The news, revealed by the U.S. Postal Service this week, received a mixed reaction from Memorial Super Neighborhood President Greg Sergesketter, whose communities south of Katy Freeway stand to still lose … Read More

Scappoose, Oregon, Post Office named historic place

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thechronicleonline.com: The U. S. Postal Service building in Scappoose is officially Oregon’s newest entry to the National Register of Historic Places. A consulting firm in Portland nominated the 48-year-old building to the registry as an example of the Modern style of architecture. The building belongs to the federal government. The Scappoose Post Office opened in February of 1966. In contrast … Read More

Feds approve deal to insulate Trump from Post Office hotel

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Politico: The government agency serving as a landlord for the Trump hotel that sits on federal property in downtown Washington has approved an arrangement where President Donald Trump will maintain a financial interest in the project but agree not to receive any profits or other funds while he serves as president. The General Services Administration concluded that Trump’s pledge not … Read More

Benton County residents work to save old Bentonville, Arkansas, Post Office

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Democrat Gazette: The old post office on the downtown square in Bentonville, Arkansas, may be demolished.  The building currently serves as the Benton County Courthouse Annex, and local officials are working on plans for a new courts building. A Rogers man with an interest in Northwest Arkansas history staged a one-man demonstration Thursday aiming to bring attention to the old Post Office building and … Read More

Meeting set on moving Youngstown’s North Side post office

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WFMJ: People using a post office on the North Side of Youngstown, Ohio, may have to go elsewhere if the United States Postal Service has its way. Postal officials have notified the city that they want to relocate services offered at the current branch at 1716 Guadalupe Avenue. A letter from U.S. Postal Service Real Estate Specialist David Wolff to Youngstown Mayor … Read More

The coconuts are in the mail: Citizens challenge proposal to close the Lihue Post Office (video)

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The Postal Service is planning to close the post office in Lihue, Hawaii, and to sell the building, a historic structure built in 1939 during the New Deal that is on the Hawaii State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.  The Postal Service plans to relocate retails services to a USPS facility at the airport. This video  features the public meeting on the proposed … Read More

Rep. Adrian Smith weighs in on Grand Island post office relocation proposal

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graydc.com: A controversial proposal to move the downtown post office in Grand Island, NE to the city’s west side is getting a lot of attention. Just weeks ago, residents voiced their frustrations with the change at a public forum and now that discussion is continuing in our nation’s capital. A controversial proposal to relocate the only post office in a … Read More

Congressman wants fair warning of closure of historic Richmond CA post office

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Richmond Standard: An announcement by the U.S. Post Office earlier this year that it intends to close the 1025 Nevin Ave. branch and sell the property has prompted action by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11). DeSaulnier is demanding that the U.S. Postal Service provide at least 10 days advance notice to Congressional offices if and when it decides to close, sell, move or … Read More

Community upset over Whitehaven post office closing in Memphis, TN

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WMC Action News: Some people in the Whitehaven community in Memphis, Tenn. [a predominantly African-American community], are boiling mad about plans to close a longtime neighborhood post office. Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen and some Memphis City Council Members are calling for the Postal Service to reconsider plans to relocate the Louis Carruthers Post Office from Whitehaven to Hacks Cross Road. Spencer … Read More

Fire Destroys Winthrop ME Post Office and Its Contents

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Maine News: Officials say a fire swept through the post office in downtown Winthrop, destroying both the building and the pieces of mail that were inside. Crews say the blaze began around 9 a.m. Tuesday. A clerk saw a ceiling tile fall and smoke began spreading through building. Everyone safely evacuated, but fire officials say flames consumed the building within minutes. … Read More

Fort Pierce FL finds buyer for historic Orange Avenue post office

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TC Palm: After two years and five offers, city officials finally sold the historic post office building at the northwest corner of Orange Avenue and Fifth Street in Fort Pierce, . The City Commission on Tuesday accepted the $139,000 offer from Fort Pierce residents Stanley and Jean Synkoski for the half-acre lot at 500 Orange Ave. that the couple plans to … Read More