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99% Invisible: There are currently more than 31,000 post offices in the United States. Some are grand old ones that take up entire city blocks. Others are smaller—hidden away in the backs of general stores and in other odd places across rural America. And one of these smaller ones may be the most rural post office in the continental U.S. The … Read More

USPS mulls closing historic New Deal post office in Lihue, Hawaii

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As reported in HawaiiNewsNow, U.S. Postal Service is considering closing the Lihue post office on Kauai, but the public still has the opportunity to weigh in on the decision.  Officials posted a sign at the location on Rice Street, saying the building is no longer necessary for postal operations.  This location is the only one in town, notes the news article. The … Read More

Farley post office’s abandoned quarters explored in new exhibition

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Curbed NY: For many New Yorkers, the iconic James A. Farley Post Office on 34th Street and Eight Avenue has been one of the city’s vital public service structures. Aside from its obvious architectural magnificence, designed by McKim, Mead, and White in the Beaux-Arts style, many folks have heavily relied on the post office over the course of its existence. … Read More

Downtown businesses in Bowling Green, Kentucky, react to moving of US Post Office

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WBKO: Businesses in downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky, reacted to the possibility that the downtown branch of the US Postal Service may be moving out of the area. The Postal Service says they plan on moving that branch as close to the current location as possible. It currently serves a number of people every day. “Our business uses it every day,” says … Read More

Homeless use of Santa Rosa CA post office lobbies prompts nighttime closure

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Press Democrat: The lobby of Santa Rosa’s post office will no longer be open 24 hours a day for mail retrieval because of safety and security concerns, because the homeless have taken to sleeping there overnight. People bedding down have created unsanitary conditions and trash, and packages have been stolen from postal boxes, according to postal officials. Complaints from customers … Read More

Post Office wanted to ditch New Canaan CT until we ‘shamed’ them

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New Canaan Advertiser: If not for Congressman Jim Himes getting involved to “hammer and shame” the United States Postal Service, First Selectman Rob Mallozzi III is convinced there would not now be a sparkling new Post Office in New Canaan. Speaking at the New Canaan Men’s Club on Friday, Jan. 6, Mallozzi was citing positive developments in the town, and … Read More

U.S. Postal Service Drops Service at Staples Amid Union Pressure

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Bloomberg: Following union-backed boycotts and an adverse labor board ruling, the United States Postal Service has agreed to curb a controversial arrangement allowing private employees to provide its services at Staples Inc. stores. USPS spokeswoman Darlene Casey told Bloomberg that the Postal Service would end its relationship with Staples in order to comply with a National Labor Relations Board judge’s ruling. The cancellation is … Read More

Postal Service to halt retail sales at Staples stores after union complaints

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Washington Post: When the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and Staples birthed a retail partnership in 2013, USPS said “it’s time to celebrate.” But now, that program has been sentenced to death and it is postal labor leaders who are rejoicing. They cheer the demise of a program that had been the target of a vigorous campaign by postal unions that don’t … Read More

Lake View NY post office suspended over lease issue

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The Buffalo News: The Post Office in Lake View, New York, will close at noon Saturday after the U.S. Postal Service and landlord could not agree on a new lease.  [The lease ends on January 13, 2017.] The move is temporary, according to Karen Mazurkiewicz, spokeswoman for the Postal Service in Buffalo. “We don’t own that building,” she said of the … Read More