Saturday, February 9, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
On Wednesday morning the U.S. Postal Service announced that it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 5. Faced with rising costs and falling revenues, officials say that the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable.” The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays. As yet, it's unclear whether the announcement may also portend further cuts at the local level. The Postal Service is in the midst of a large-scale restructuring throughout its retail, delivery and mail processing operations. Over the last seven years, has cut annuals costs by $15 billion, slashed its…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Thanks to a special U.S. Postal Service program, Santa will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season. But, letters need to be postmarked by Dec. 10.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Post offices in zip codes beginning in "554" are collecting toiletries for those in need.
The United States Postal Service has teamed up with *The Salvation Army to help those affected by the recent Duluth, MN floods. The Richfield Post Office, along with all post office locations within zip codes beginning in "554," are collecting basic hygiene products through Nov. 1. Many Duluth area residents have been displaced and are now facing homelessness, according to USPS flier for the collection. The flooding was declared a federal disaster. "We've found these are the items that people are really in need of this year," Mike LePree, a USPS executive board member, said at Minneapolis Area Chamber event last week. The travel or trial size items that are being accepted include: The items collected will be given directly to the local The…