Congressmen bite at chance to save Pie Town’s post office

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Santa Fe New Mexican: Days to the primary election: 48.  New Mexican as apple pie. Three members of Congress are campaigning to save a slice of Americana — the endangered post office in Pie Town. Pie Town, about 220 miles southwest of Santa Fe in Catron County, is an unincorporated outpost of about 150 people. The U.S. Postal Service has decided … Read More

Here’s what happened to the Milan Post Office that closed on in Norfolk, VA

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The Virginia Pilot: Post Office mailboxes seem to be on every corner until you need them. After the U.S. Postal Service closed a location at 38th Street and Colley Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia, a reader who used the office wanted to know why it was shut down – and, perhaps more importantly, where’s the nearest place to drop off outgoing … Read More

Downtown post office in Lufkin, Texas, closing temporarily, then relocating

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Lufkin News: The Downtown Post Office in Lufkin, Texas, is only closing temporarily until an alternative site in close proximity to downtown is located, as the United States Postal Service doesn’t plan to renew the lease at the current location on East Lufkin Avenue, according to a USPS spokesman. Downtown Post Office box holders received a letter Tuesday stating that … Read More

Search for new post office behind schedule in Foster City, Calif.

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Daily Journal: After the post office in Foster City, Calif., was forced to close in January, city officials are urging the U.S. Postal Service to speed up the process of opening a new one, and in the meantime find a temporary location. “I have concerns about how a prolonged closure of the post office in Foster City will inconvenience our … Read More

USPS says Cincinnati, IA, will get new post office

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The Postal Service is relocating its retail operation in Cincinnati, Iowa, to a yet-to-be-determined location due to structural and safety concerns.  The United States Postal Service closed down its post office on 107 S. Liberty in Cincinnati last year under an emergency order. The Postal Service says its goal is to select a new customer service location as close to … Read More

After several months, temporary post office opens in Cadiz, Ohio

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WTOV9Fox: The former post office site in Cadiz, Ohio, has been closed since October due to concerns of the building’s foundation. There’s no word yet on plans for a permanent replacement. A temporary post office site along Peppard Avenue opened its doors Monday. The short-term post office will hold regular weekday hours from 8:30 to 5 every day, with Saturday … Read More

Welton, IA, Post Office operations suspended due to building issue

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KWQC: Postal officials say the Welton, Iowa, Post Office, 502 Main Street, was temporarily closed due to building issues. There is no timetable to reopen at this time. Officials did not go into details about the issues. All postal operations have been relocated to the Dewitt Post Office, 618 9th St, DeWitt. Post Office Box customers will be provided delivery … Read More

Post office in Temple, ME, closing March 24 over lease issue

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Sun Journal: The Temple, Maine, post office will close March 24 at the end of the business day, because the building owner is terminating the lease March 31, U.S. Postal Service communications specialist Steve Doherty said. “We have been actively looking for a new location within Temple and are optimistic about having something in place by that time,” Doherty said. If not, residents … Read More

Post Office discontinuances and suspensions: A decade in review

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The Postal Service and the Postal Regulatory Commission are currently working on the annual compliance review.  The goal of the ACR, as stated in 39 U.S.C. §3652, is to determine if during the previous fiscal year the Postal Service has met all of the rate setting and service goals of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. The review deals primarily with the issue of … Read More