Smith introduces bill seeking to limit rural post office closures

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A bipartisan bill that intended to ensure that rural post offices are not inappropriately targeted for closures has been introduced by Reps. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., and Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.  H.R. 2615, the Securing Access to Rural Postal Services Act, would cap rural closures and consolidations at 5 percent of total closures in any given year.  Read more.

Roans Prairie CPO to close because postmaster retires

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The Roans Prairie's post office will forever close and lock the squeaky door customers have walked through for years.  U.S. Postal officials say the Roans Prairie facility is a Community Post Office that's run by a contract employee and since CPO's no longer exist, now that Lois Koenig, he postmaster is retiring, they will no longer staff the facility.  (There … Read More

Historic Norristown PA post office to be sold

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The U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to sell the Norristown Post Office at 28 E. Airy St. and relocate the retail services to a nearby building. The post office was built in 1940 under the New Deal, and it’s a landmark in downtown Norristown, but the opportunity for the public to comment will be limited.  Since it’s a “relocation” decision, … Read More

Postal Service looks to close post office in downtown Victoria, Texas

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The Postal Service has begun a discontinuance study to close the downtown post office in Victoria, Texas.  The Postal Service rents the space from the General Services Administration for $305,000 annually, plus $160,000 in utilities.  If the GSA were to lower the rent, the post office might stay put, but if that doesn't happen, downtown businesses will suffer, and it will … Read More

Why the Post Office Matters and Why Corporate America Is Stealing It

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Lauren Steiner, LA Progressive: The rally I went to Saturday to save the Santa Monica Post Office was a bit of a bummer. After 75 years of continuous service, the branch on Arizona and 5th Street was closing its doors for good. The U.S. Postal Service, a vital part of the public infrastructure of this country and a source of hundreds of … Read More

Final Blow: Postal Service issues ‘final determination’ to sell La Jolla’s post office

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The day after La Jollans celebrated their country’s independence with a fireworks display at the cove, the Postal Service tacked a notice to the Wall Street post office that many La Jollans consider decidedly unpatriotic — USPS’s “final determination” of plans to sell the historic building at 1140 Wall St. Community members who have been working to keep postal services … Read More