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

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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

Two post offices slated for closure will remain open

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Two post offices facing imminent closure — both of which have pending appeals with the Postal Regulatory Commission — will not be closing after all.  The post office in Winchester, Illinois, and the contract post office in Westbrookville, New York, were both due to close over contract issues, but the issues were resolved last week and both offices will remain open. The post office in … Read More

Contract Postal Office in Greenville, NC, closing over contract issue

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Daily Reflector: A U.S. Post Office located in the South Park Shopping Center on Red Banks Road in Greenville, N.C., is closing on June 28.  The post office, which is a contract postal unit (CPU), meaning it is privately owned, posted a sign on its door stating that it was closing “due to inadequate compensation from the USPS.”  “As of … Read More

Contract post office in Desert Hills AZ to close

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havasunews.com: The contract post office that serves the Desert Hills, Arizona, community will close its doors May 31 along with the mini mart it currently resides within.  Maggie Hickson, a Desert Hills Post Office employee, said owners of the Desert Hills Mini Mart are selling their business, but the post office can’t legally be a part of the private sale.  Hickson … Read More

Historic post office in Auburn CA may close

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CBS Sacramento: The oldest post office west of the Mississippi may be shutting its doors.  Known as “Station A,” the post office opened in Old Town Auburn, a small town outside of Sacramento, Calif., back in the late 1870s. Its wooden doors may soon close permanently since the U.S Postal Service isn’t renewing its contract. Some residents are saying the city should … Read More

Death closes contract post office in Knights Ferry CA

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The Modesto Bee: One hundred and sixty-three years of mail service to the historic town of Knights Ferry, Calif., abruptly stopped this week when the contractor in charge passed away.  About 60 people in and around Knights Ferry rent post office boxes at the tiny office inside Miller’s Hall on Main Street, which shares the space with the museum, a book … Read More

Westbrookville NY post office gets another chance

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Recordonline: The decision has come down to the wire, but it looks like the Westbrookville Community Post Office will stay open past March 31.  Residents and local politicians have spent five weeks fighting a Feb. 18 announcement that the U.S. Postal Service planned to close the Westbrookville CPO on March 31 and move its 486 post-office boxes four miles down … Read More

Westbrookville NY Post Office Might Remain Open

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Epoch Times: The efforts of residents and local officials came to fruition when Marlene Roe, postmistress of the Westbrookville Post Office,  received a phone call from Port Jervis Postmaster Bob Maskara on March 21. He said that the post office will remain open.Although nothing is officially in writing yet, Roe says a federal employee will run the operation until a … Read More

Westbrookville, NY contract post office closing abruptly

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In the hamlet of Westbrookville, which sits on the border of eastern Sullivan and western Orange counties in New York, the tiny community post office is the social hub of the neighborhood. With no home mail delivery, residents are in and out every day, sometimes twice a day. They chat with neighbors and Marlene Roe, who runs the post office, … Read More

The Year in Review: The Postal Service submits its Annual Compliance Report for FY 2015

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Earlier this week the Postal Service submitted its FY 2015 Annual Compliance Report (ACR) to the Postal Regulatory Commission.  Over the next few weeks, the Commission will review the report, request more information, give stakeholders an opportunity to comment, and then, sometime in March, issue its own Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) report.  The USPS ACR is on the PRC website here; last … Read More

The Postal Service’s “Retail Channel Strategy”: A blueprint for privatizing the post office

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It’s been clear for a long time that the Postal Service is in the process of privatizing itself by shifting processing operations to companies like Pitney Bowes through the workshare system and contracting out billions of dollars of work to private corporations (over $12 billion in 2014).  The Postal Service has also been working to privatize its retail operations by … Read More