Feds approve deal to insulate Trump from Post Office hotel

Politico: The government agency serving as a landlord for the Trump hotel that sits on federal property in downtown Washington has approved an arrangement where President Donald Trump will maintain a financial interest in the project but agree not to receive any profits or other funds while he serves as president. The General Services Administration concluded that Trump's pledge not ... Read More

Benton County residents work to save old Bentonville, Arkansas, Post Office

Democrat Gazette: The old post office on the downtown square in Bentonville, Arkansas, may be demolished.  The building currently serves as the Benton County Courthouse Annex, and local officials are working on plans for a new courts building. A Rogers man with an interest in Northwest Arkansas history staged a one-man demonstration Thursday aiming to bring attention to the old Post Office building and ... Read More

Meeting set on moving Youngstown’s North Side post office

WFMJ: People using a post office on the North Side of Youngstown, Ohio, may have to go elsewhere if the United States Postal Service has its way. Postal officials have notified the city that they want to relocate services offered at the current branch at 1716 Guadalupe Avenue. A letter from U.S. Postal Service Real Estate Specialist David Wolff to Youngstown Mayor ... Read More

The coconuts are in the mail: Citizens challenge proposal to close the Lihue Post Office (video)

The Postal Service is planning to close the post office in Lihue, Hawaii, and to sell the building, a historic structure built in 1939 during the New Deal that is on the Hawaii State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.  The Postal Service plans to relocate retails services to a USPS facility at the airport. This video  features the public meeting on the proposed ... Read More

Rep. Adrian Smith weighs in on Grand Island post office relocation proposal

graydc.com: A controversial proposal to move the downtown post office in Grand Island, NE to the city's west side is getting a lot of attention. Just weeks ago, residents voiced their frustrations with the change at a public forum and now that discussion is continuing in our nation's capital. A controversial proposal to relocate the only post office in a ... Read More

Congressman wants fair warning of closure of historic Richmond CA post office

Richmond Standard: An announcement by the U.S. Post Office earlier this year that it intends to close the 1025 Nevin Ave. branch and sell the property has prompted action by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11). DeSaulnier is demanding that the U.S. Postal Service provide at least 10 days advance notice to Congressional offices if and when it decides to close, sell, move or ... Read More

Community upset over Whitehaven post office closing in Memphis, TN

WMC Action News: Some people in the Whitehaven community in Memphis, Tenn. [a predominantly African-American community], are boiling mad about plans to close a longtime neighborhood post office. Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen and some Memphis City Council Members are calling for the Postal Service to reconsider plans to relocate the Louis Carruthers Post Office from Whitehaven to Hacks Cross Road. Spencer ... Read More

Fire Destroys Winthrop ME Post Office and Its Contents

Maine NewsOfficials say a fire swept through the post office in downtown Winthrop, destroying both the building and the pieces of mail that were inside. Crews say the blaze began around 9 a.m. Tuesday. A clerk saw a ceiling tile fall and smoke began spreading through building. Everyone safely evacuated, but fire officials say flames consumed the building within minutes ... Read More

Fort Pierce FL finds buyer for historic Orange Avenue post office

TC Palm: After two years and five offers, city officials finally sold the historic post office building at the northwest corner of Orange Avenue and Fifth Street in Fort Pierce, . The City Commission on Tuesday accepted the $139,000 offer from Fort Pierce residents Stanley and Jean Synkoski for the half-acre lot at 500 Orange Ave. that the couple plans to ... Read More

Closing Laurie, MO Post Office Is ‘Unjust And Unfair,’ Alderman Says, As City Officials Contact Lawmakers

LakeExpo.com: City officials are trying to bring back a post office to Laurie, Missouri, but a local postmaster says it might be a lost cause. The United States Postal Service closed the Laurie Contract Postal Unit on Tuesday, Jan. 31, and all post office box mail for the city was moved to the Gravois Mills post office, eight miles away ... Read More

Help Save the Lihue Post Office

Historic Hawaii FoundationThe post office in Lihue, Hawaii, is on the Hawai‘i State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.  The Postal Service is now planning to "relocate" the post office and sell the building. This is the first stand-alone post office on Kaua‘i built in 1939.  The original proposed design, a Depression-era mission-style fortress, was met by a storm of ... Read More

Carper requests GSA review of Old Post Office lease

Dover Post: U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Ranking Member Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, and Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Ranking Member Tom Carper, D-Delaware, sent a letter to General Services Administration Inspector General Carol Ochoa requesting a review of GSA's management of the lease with the Trump Old Post Office to develop and manage the Old Post Office ... Read More

‘We are upset’: Strongstown PA post office closes abruptly

tribdem.com: An emergency decision to close the Strongstown PA post office has residents in the small Indiana County community fuming. “We just all feel that nobody even asked for suggestions,” Strongstown resident and business owner Cathy Homer said. “We have people who were willing to step in and run the post office for a while.” Homer said the office closed ... Read More

Postal Service announces plan to sell historic Richmond CA post office

East Bay Times: The United States Postal Service announced Wednesday that it plans to close Richmond's downtown post office, a historic building considered a landmark for the city, dealing a blow to efforts to attract more investment to the area. The art deco-era building at 1025 Nevin Ave. was built in 1938 as part of the New Deal program launched by President ... Read More

The Revolutionary Post

99% Invisible: There are currently more than 31,000 post offices in the United States. Some are grand old ones that take up entire city blocks. Others are smaller—hidden away in the backs of general stores and in other odd places across rural America. And one of these smaller ones may be the most rural post office in the continental U.S. The ... Read More
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