Postal Service reconsiders moving post office to other side of tracks


  Last month, the US Postal service notified residents of Coralville, Iowa, that it intended to move retail customer service and carrier operations from from the post office to an annex building.  That meant having to cross railroad tracks in an area without sidewalks or a nearby bus route, making it impossible to get to the new location without a car.  The Postal … Read More

Future of New Canaan post office up in the air


Residents of New Canaan, Connecticut, have delivered their displeasure with the news that their post office will close by January, with the new location as yet undecided.  The New Canaan post office has 6,260 square feet, which is not very big, but Christine Dugas, a spokesman for the USPS, said only 1,840 square feet would be needed in a new facility.  Even … Read More

The Postal Service updates its five-year plan: A Labor Day Story


It being Labor Day — a holiday created by the labor movement to honor the social and economic accomplishments of American workers — this may be a good time to recognize the achievements of the United States Postal Service.  In the span of just seven years, postal executives have managed to eliminate two hundred thousand good-paying, middle-class jobs — and … Read More