Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A proposal would end Saturday first-class mail delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly announcing on Wednesday that it will stop Saturday first-class mail delivery by Aug. 1, reported CBS News. Mail personnel have delivered mail on Saturdays for 150 years, but the plan is to end regular mail service, while maintaining Saturday delivery for packages and express mail, said CBS News. The move is the latest attempt by the cash-strapped federal department to save money. It has already cut employees and service, but still reportedly lost $16 billion last year. What do you think about this idea? Would you miss Saturday mail service?
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Westwood Post Office wasn't always where it is today.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Submitted by Nancy Donahue of the Westwood Historical Society This postcard shows the building that served as the Westwood Post Office from 1937 to July 1957 when the Post Office moved to its current location on High Street. The sign shown on the front of the building now hangs in the High Street Post Office. The message on the back of the postcard shows that it was sent as a complimentary mailing to the people in the town and encourages them to use the Postal services.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The price of stamps is going up and we want to know what you think.
The price of stamps at your local post office will be slightly higher beginning Jan. 22. A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Forever stamp will increase by one cent, from 44 to 45 cents starting Sunday, according to the U.S. government-run USA.gov. The article cites that the increase is the first on Forever stamps in two and a half years. Postmaster General Patrick Donahue said in a statement on the USPS website that the increase is “small” and is necessary “to help address our current financial crisis.” Forever stamps, once purchased by a consumer, are always good and lock in the initial price paid. Do you still use stamps? Let us know what you think of the price increase in the comment section below and if it will affect you.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The United States Postal Office is assessing more than 3,000 post offices in the country for potential closure.
The two branches of the U.S. Post Office in Westwood are not among the 43 branches in the state nor among more than 3,000 in the country that are to be assessed for potential closure. In a move designed to streamline operations and save money, the United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to review more than 3,600 branches nationwide to decide which ones to close. Area branches to be assessed include: 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 …