Post Office in Panama, IL, is temporarily closed due to building conditions

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The Journal-News: Postal services at the Panama, Illinois, Post Office were suspended on Thursday, July 20, according to a letter that went out to postal patrons from Vicki Gourley, manager of post office operations in Wentzville, MO. The letter described deficiencies in the building that necessitated the suspension of services. “You can literally see daylight through the back wall,” Gourley … Read More

Fawn Grove, PA, residents want their post office back

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York Daily Record: Some residents of Fawn Grove, Penn., population 456, are clamoring to get their post office back. The Fawn Grove Post Office, formerly located at 7 E. Main St. at the main crossroads of the small burg in southern York County, has been closed a year. It opened at that location, according to the U.S. Postal Service, in … Read More

Lingering odor shuts down historic post office in Moline, IL

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qctimes.com: An unknown odor noticed Thursday morning in the Moline, IL, Post Office caused the building at 514 17th St. to close its doors to the public and temporarily suspend services, a spokeswoman for the agency confirmed. “Until we’re able to determine the source of that (odor), it’s hard to guess when services will be restored,” said Stacy St. John, … Read More

Historic post office in Wrightsville, Georgia, closes for emergency suspension

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According to WMGT, the Postal Service has closed the historic post office in Wrightsville, Georgia, for an emergency suspension.  The news item does not say what caused the suspension or how long it might last.  A mobile unit near the post office will serve as a retail outlet, and delivery operations will be relocated to the Sandersville Post Office. Emergency suspensions typically … Read More

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