Former Alplaus, NY, post office torn down

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The former Alplaus, NY, post office was torn down this week, despite efforts by residents and town officials to save the historic structure. The Alplaus Fire Dist. No. 2, which owns the property next to the fire station on Alplaus Avenue, decided to demolish the century-old building, which fire commissioners determined was structurally unsound and would have needed more than $250,000 of work to … Read More

In split decision, PRC rejects appeal on closing of Rio Nido, CA, post office

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The fight appears over to save the neighborhood post office in Rio Nido, Calif., after U.S. Postal Regulatory Commissioners have deadlocked on closure last June of the century-old post office on Rio Nido Road. A deadline this week may mark the end of a Rio Nido community appeal of the sudden shutdown when postal officials said the tiny post office … Read More

Return of Post Office in Laurie, MO, Hinges On Postal Workers Union

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lakeexpo.com: If the City Of Laurie’s post office returns, it won’t be in 2017. At the Tuesday, Oct. 10 Laurie Board of Aldermen meeting, Laurie City Clerk Ron Clarke presented an update on the progress of the re-opening of the Laurie Post Office.  The United States Postal Service closed the Laurie Contract Postal Unit (CPU) in January 2017, after an … Read More

Rio Nido, CA, Post Office closure surprises longtime customers

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sonomawest.com: Postal customers were buzzing on Saturday over the sudden closing of the post office in Rio Nido, Calif., a small town near Santa Rosa.  (It’s a contract post office, so the Postal Service does not hold a public meeting or follow any of the other steps in a normal discontinuance process.)  “This is upsetting to all of us,” said … Read More

‘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