Lake View NY post office suspended over lease issue

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The Buffalo News: The Post Office in Lake View, New York, will close at noon Saturday after the U.S. Postal Service and landlord could not agree on a new lease.  [The lease ends on January 13, 2017.] The move is temporary, according to Karen Mazurkiewicz, spokeswoman for the Postal Service in Buffalo. “We don’t own that building,” she said of the … Read More

New McCaskill Bill to Prevent Emergency Postal Suspensions

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CBS St. Louis: U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, along with Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas, has proposed a new bill addressing post office closures. The bill would prevent the U.S. Postal Service from using its emergency suspension process to indefinitely close post offices without notice to the community, opportunity to appeal, or a time frame for reopening or permanently closing … Read More

Wayne, OH Post Office suspended due to poor building condition

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Sentinel-Tribune: Village residents in Wayne, Ohio, have been without a local post office since August because of the extremely poor condition of the building in which it was housed, and some are saying the closure is starting to affect business. An attorney handling the estate that owns the building says progress is being made to restore the building to an … Read More

Perdido Key, FL post office closes over lease issue

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Pensacola News Journal: Though it already was set to close Saturday, the Innerarity Point Post Office in Perdido Key was unexpectedly shut down Wednesday by the previous owners. According to post office supervisor Kim Furr, the previous owners of the store came in Wednesday afternoon, changed the locks and closed the post office permanently. Furr said she is very concerned about … Read More

Temporary Post Office in Newhall, CA to close on Aug. 19 over lease issue

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KHTS: “We’re having to do an emergency suspension as we’re being evicted from that site,” said Richard Maher, USPS spokesman. “We’re relocating the PO Box service to the main Santa Clarita office on Creekside Road.” The owners of Valencia Marketplace had a new tenant who sought a long-term lease at the location where the current temporary Newhall Post Office is … Read More

Gilby, N.D. Post Office indefinitely shuttered over mold worries

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Grand Forks Herald: If you’re mailing a letter in Gilby, N.D., it’s mostly business as usual. But if you’re looking to pick one up from the post office, you’re going to have a harder time. The U.S. Postal Service announced on Thursday that the Gilby post office, 209 Main Ave., is closed until further notice. Postal Service spokesman Pete Nowacki … Read More

Underwood, Iowa post office suspended over lease issue

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The Daily Nonpareil: The Underwood, Iowa, Post Office will close at the end of the week for an emergency suspension. On Tuesday, the Postal Service announced postal service for the town would move to Neola after the agency and the post office building’s owner failed to extend a lease agreement.  The Underwood office will serve the area until Friday. “There’s … Read More

The PRC’s Public Representative recommends changes for emergency suspensions

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  he Postal Regulatory Commission may take another look at the issues surrounding emergency suspensions of post offices. The Commission’s Public Representative has filed extensive comments for the Commission’s 701 Report to Congress and the President.  This report provides an opportunity for the Commission and industry stakeholders to assess the effectiveness of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act and to make recommendations for improving postal … 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

Winchester IL post office faces emergency suspension over lease issue

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The City of Winchester, Illinois, has just filed an appeal with the Postal Regulatory Commission challenging the Postal Service’s decision to close the post office over a lease renewal issue. Winchester is the county seat of Scott County, and its post office serves several government agencies, the administrative offices for the public school system, and numerous businesses.   The post office … Read More

Post office in Barryville NY closed since 2014, community feels jerked around

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Times Hearald Record: Residents of the sleepy hamlet of Barryville in Sullivan County, New York, say they’ve been given the runaround ever since their post office was closed without warning in November 2014 due to a fuel oil spill.  Now, postal officials say the historic post office will reopen this fall, though locals say they’ve seen little evidence of any progress … Read More

Post Office in Wheeler OR closed due to storms, then mold

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The North Coast Citizen: The post office in Wheeler, Oregon, has been closed for five months following the storms in December and, according to city manager Geoff Wullschlager, nobody knows when it will be operating again. “The storms affected our post office in a way that caused water inundation. We knew the longer the water sat there, the worse the … Read More