Yantic post office closure appeal denied, facility to stay closed

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The Postal Regulatory Commission has denied the city of Norwich's appeal on the closure of the Yantic post office, backing the U.S. Postal Service’s February 2012 decision to close the Yantic post office. Mayor Deb Hinchey and other officials expressed dismay, saying preserving services in the outlying Norwich neighborhood was important for economic development, an argument she made when the … Read More

Sale of historic Palo Alto post office moves forward

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The Postal Service has taken another step toward selling the historic 1932 post office on Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto, California.  On May 28, there will be a public meeting to discuss the relocation of retail services.  Dean Cameron, USPS real estate specialist Dean Cameron says, ""If the Postal Service decides to move forward with its relocation, it anticipates offering … Read More

Snail mail: U.S. Postal Service delivery times lag more than expected

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Omaha.com: For decades, the U.S. Postal Service has pledged that you could send a letter anywhere in the country and see it arrive at its destination within three days.  But lately, only 63 percent of such non-local mail arrives on time. For letters sent from or to some of the nation’s largest cities, including New York and Los Angeles, fewer … Read More

Day of Action for Postal Workers in NYC

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Members of the American Postal Workers Union will rally in two locations on May 14: Midtown and the Bronx. The event is part of a National Day of Action by APWU members and supporters across the country to demand improved postal services and to protect good, living-wage jobs.  Read more.

A closer look at the US Postal Service

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Robert Wolaver, who's been involved in building, owning and leasing facilities to the USPS since the early ’60s, has written a response to a letter to the editor that had argued it's time to privatize the Postal Service. Wolaver sets the record straight on a number of key issues, and it's well worth reading.  Read more.

PRC Public Rep recommends remand of Yantic PO appeal

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Back in March, the mayor of Norwich, Connecticut, filed an appeal on the discontinuance of the post office in Yantic.  It was the first such appeal since July 2013, and it is a significant appeal for other reasons as well.  The post office was closed for an emergency suspension in 2012 for reasons that remain dubious, and the discontinuance procedure … Read More