Napans rally to protest post office demolition plans

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A coalition of local, state and federal officials is rallying to save the earthquake-damaged downtown Napa post office following an announcement by U. S. Postal Service that it plans to demolish it.  “We need to have more information on how the USPS came to the conclusion that demolition is the only alternative,” said Ken MacNab, Napa city planning manager. “It seems … Read More

Downtown Flint post office closes

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The post office in the Dryden Building in downtown Flint, Michigan, closed last week.  The Postal Service says it’s looking for a new location.  The owners of the building say they are renovating and had been trying to contact the Postal Service about its lease for months , to no avail.  The owners wanted to talk about downsizing the space and lower … Read More

Two post offices closed in Kentucky for emergency suspensions

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The Postal Service suspended service in Almo, Kentucky after employees smelled sewage and noticed a spongy feeling to the floor, which may mean that mean mold. The Postal Service will spend the next few days trying to find and fix the problem.  There is no time-line to reopen the post office. PO boxes have been moved to the post office … Read More

A brief glimmer of hope for repairs to Fernandina’s Historic Post Office dashed

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For residents concerned about the deterioration of the historic post office in Fernandina, Florida, and the Postal Service’s continued neglect of its facility, there was a glimmer of hope that repairs would begin when scaffolding appeared on the north side of the building. Information obtained but not confirmed by the Fernandina Observer indicates the scaffolding is in place to fix an electrical issue as … Read More

New post office to replace historic PO in Stamford CT

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After nearly two years without a permanent post office, downtown Stamford CT will finally have a new location next spring.  The Postal Service confirmed this week that it would open a new post office at 550 Summer St. to replace the historic post office it closed in 2013.  Read more.  

In Tieton WA, a campaign to create ‘the coolest post office in America’

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Some folks in Tieton, Washington, have started a fundraising campaign to create a mosaic facade that will resemble a giant postage stamp.  It will be mad out of 41,500 pieces of hand-cut glass tile.  The goal is to create “the coolest post office in America.”  Read more. Watch a video and a contribution to Kickstarter here.