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.
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
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
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
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
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