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 that 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.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The U.S. Postal Service offers tips and suggestions so holiday packages arrive in time for the holidays.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Are you one of the many holiday revelers with families and friends spread all 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…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
How often do you use the post office?
This afternoon, it was reported that the U.S. Postal Service has released a list of more than 3,600 post offices nationwide that it plans assess whether they should close in an effort to curb costs. Westwood's two branches - one on High Street and one on Washington Street in Islington - were not among those listed. With email, e-bills and online stamp sites, U.S. Post Offices have seen dwindling numbers. So, for today's question, we're wondering: When was the last time you were in the Westwood Post Office, and how often do you go?
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 …