Historic post office in York, PA, sold by USPS in 2013 for $350,000, now on the market for $1.8 million

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Central Penn Business Journal: One of York City’s most notable historic buildings is back on the market – for a limited time. ROCK Commercial Real Estate LLC listed the former Post Office on 200 S. George St. for $1,795,000 this past week…. Currently, the building is being used as storage for Washington, D.C.-based furniture store Persiano Gallery, as well as … Read More

Postal Service may sell historic courthouse & post office in Meridian, MS

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Meridian Star: The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors are considering the potential purchase of the federal courthouse, which houses the post office on 9th Street in Meridian, Miss., as part of a permanent solution to the poor condition of the Lauderdale County Courthouse. District 1 Supervisor Jonathan Wells clarified Monday a report that appeared in The Meridian Star on Saturday, noting the county … Read More

In Rural America, the Postal Service Is Already Collapsing

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Cutbacks have created a labor shortage at smaller stations, and mail carriers are struggling to do their jobs. Nation Magazine: As a late-season snow began to fall, Jessica, a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, sped down a country road in upstate New York toward the next mailbox along her route. Her left hand steadied the wheel of her … Read More

Inspector General asks, Are Emergency Suspensions of USPS Facilities Executed in Compliance with Policies and Procedures?

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USPS OIG: Postal Service properties may be vacated due to events such as network optimization efforts, emergency suspensions, and/or staffing shortages. A decision to close or consolidate a Post Office (also known as a discontinuance) must be based on specific criteria, such as the effect on the community served and employees, compliance with government policy, and the economic savings to … Read More

West Casper, WY residents push for post office after their CPU closes

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Casper Star Tribune: Mailing a package or picking up a roll of stamps became more difficult for west Casper residents after a post office inside Smith’s Grocery on CY Avenue closed in January — but that might be changing. The City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to authorize a resolution requesting that Wyoming’s federal delegation open a post office … Read More

USPS considering relocating Mountain Brook, AL post office

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AL.com: The United States Postal Service is considering relocating the only post office in Mountain Brook, Alabama. The post office at 2701 A Culver Rd. in Mountain Brook Village could be moved “to a yet-to-be-determined location as close as reasonably possible to the existing location,” the Postal Service said in a letter to Mountain Brook Mayor Stewart Welch. A public … Read More