Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Saturday suspension of mail delivery debate applies to today, but not because of USPS budget problems!
You may be wondering if there'll be any new mail in your mailbox today (that is, if you can even make it to your mailbox, with all this snow). The answer is No. Mail service in all of New England — not just Massachusetts — has been suspended, according to the Huffington Post. The ban extends throughout all six New England states. The unusual decision was made due to safety concerns, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Christine Dugas. The decision came after over two feet of snow falling throughout much of New England made many roads impassable, she said. Dugas reminded people to clear around their mailboxes or paths to their homes by Monday, when mail delivery will resume.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The U.S. Postal Service offers tips and suggestions so holiday packages arrive in time for the holidays.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Are you one of the many holiday revelers with families and friends spread across the country and the world? If so, even before you dive into that gift list, it's important to know how early must you buy, wrap and post holiday gifts so they get to their destination in time for the holidays. Here are some suggestions and mailing deadline dates from the U.S. Postal Service to ensure your gifts are delivered on time and in one piece: Packing tips from the USPS: Calculated for December 25, 2012. Domestic Mail Class/Product Dates First-Class Mail® Service Dec. 20 Priority Mail® Service Dec. 21 Express Mail® Service Dec. 22 Parcel Post® Service Dec. 14 Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop Ship Dec. 19 Destination Delivery Unit (DDU…
Monday, December 5, 2011
With the United States Postal Service facing bankruptcy, first class mail is on the chopping block.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The US Postal Service yesterday announced it will consider closing thousands of branches.
In a move designed to streamline operations and save money, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will review more than 3,600 branches nationwide to decide which ones to close. The Lexington Post Office is not on the list of branches under review that the USPS released today, but several branches in surrounding communities landed on the list, including: A spokeswoman for the USPS in St. Louis told Patch the study covers retail (branches) only, and stressed that delivery is not under review. “Customers have shown us that they no longer need a brick-and-mortar post office,” Valerie Hughes, USPS spokeswoman, said. She pointed to the USPS’s automated postal centers, mobile apps and online services and as well as retailers that sell postage…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Share your opinion in the comments.
It’s hard to imagine Lexington not having a post office, but with the US Postal Service expected to shutter thousands of offices, some folks may soon be facing that reality. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the USPS is struggling financially and “will consider closing 3,653 post offices, mostly in rural areas.” With more and more people using computers to communicate and pay bills, the postal fees that support the agency are declining sharply, the WSJ reports. As such, half of the postal service’s 32,000 could come under review for closure in the next decade, sources said. So, with that in mind, we want to know, How often to you use your local post office? How many times have you been in the past year?