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

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