USPS reopens historic post office in Pulaski, VA

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After being closed for five months, the post office in downtown Pulaski, Virginia, is open for business. The historic 1917 building closed in July due to safety concerns following an Osha investigation into mold. People who live in the area had less than 24 hours notice that they would have to travel 7 miles to the nearest post office in … Read More

Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat… NPR’s Colin McEnroe Show focuses on the Post Office

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The Colin McEnroe Show on Connecticut’s WNPR radio station just did a program about the history and future of the U.S. Postal Service. You can listen to the show here. The program features interviews with three experts on the Postal Service: Winifred Gallagher is the author How the Post Office Created America: A History. She has written several other books and contributed to … Read More

USPS to close historic post office in Lihue, Hawaii, and sell the building

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The Garden Island: The historic Rice Street post office in Lihue, Hawaii, will be closing its doors. The U.S. Postal Service made the announcement Friday, after it spent nearly a year considering the decision. They did not give a date of the closure. “It’s a shame, but I can see why they’re doing it, especially with the parking,” said Karen … Read More

Slovan, PA, post office closed indefinitely

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The U.S. Postal Service indefinitely closed the post office in Slovan, Penn., and is sending customers to Burgettstown in the meantime. USPS spokesman Tad Kelley said the change will be in effect “while assessments are made to the condition of the building,” which is on Route 18 in Smith Township. Because of “conditions that require corrective measures, and for the … Read More

Former Alplaus, NY, post office torn down

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The former Alplaus, NY, post office was torn down this week, despite efforts by residents and town officials to save the historic structure. The Alplaus Fire Dist. No. 2, which owns the property next to the fire station on Alplaus Avenue, decided to demolish the century-old building, which fire commissioners determined was structurally unsound and would have needed more than $250,000 of work to … Read More

Rumors Abound of Jacksonville, NY, Post Office Closing

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ithaca.com: The Jacksonville, NY, Post Office is a small, unassuming building that you wouldn’t know was there until it was pointed out to you. But to many neighbors in Jacksonville it is a community cornerstone. Recently, rumors have begun to spread that the post office will soon be closing its doors, and residents are worried about the impact this might … Read More