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

Help Save the Lihue Post Office

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Historic Hawaii Foundation: The post office in Lihue, Hawaii, is on the Hawai‘i State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.  The Postal Service is now planning to “relocate” the post office and sell the building. This is the first stand-alone post office on Kaua‘i built in 1939.  The original proposed design, a Depression-era mission-style fortress, was met by a storm of … Read More

Carper requests GSA review of Old Post Office lease

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Dover Post: U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Ranking Member Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, and Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Ranking Member Tom Carper, D-Delaware, sent a letter to General Services Administration Inspector General Carol Ochoa requesting a review of GSA’s management of the lease with the Trump Old Post Office to develop and manage the Old Post Office … Read More

‘We are upset’: Strongstown PA post office closes abruptly

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tribdem.com: An emergency decision to close the Strongstown PA post office has residents in the small Indiana County community fuming. “We just all feel that nobody even asked for suggestions,” Strongstown resident and business owner Cathy Homer said. “We have people who were willing to step in and run the post office for a while.” Homer said the office closed … Read More