USPS says it’s continuing search for new post office site in Zanoni, MO

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U.S. Postal Service real estate specialist Vee Spikes told the Times Monday that he had no new information related to the $270,000 post office USPS proposes to open later this year in Zanoni, MO. He referred future media inquiries to USPS strategic communications specialist Stacy St. John in Kansas City, who told the Times in a two-sentence email what was … Read More

Community fundraises to restore historic post office in Penland, NC

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The Penland Post Office and General Store, located at 1162 Penland Road in Penland, NC, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.  An online auction is being held Feb. 1-8 to raise funds for the next step of its restoration. The Penland Post Office and General Store holds a special place for the Mitchell County town. … Read More

Canada Post Plan: Feds To Halt Community Mail Box Conversions, But Won’t Restore Door-To-Door

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The federal Liberals are terminating a program launched by the former Conservative government to convert existing home mail delivery in Canada to community boxes. But some 840,000 families who have already started walking down the street for their mail since the conversions began in 2014 won’t see door-to-door delivery restored. The move is expected to upset postal workers who have … Read More

Trial Unlikely in Fight Over Berkeley Post Office

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A federal judge seemed disinclined to order a trial in the U.S. Postal Service’s now four-year legal fight with the city of Berkeley over the planned sale of its historic downtown post office, wary of claims the city is intentionally trying to diminish the building’s value and discourage buyers. “We’re not just talking about the Postal Service’s ability to sell … Read More

Postal workers (and others) bid a fond farewell to Congressman Darrell Issa

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Congressman Darrell Issa announced today that he will not seek re-election to the House.  After spending much of his term as chair (2010 – 2015) of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holding hearings and promoting legislation that would have ended Saturday delivery, required millions of households to convert to cluster box delivery, created a commission to close … Read More