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