Post Office in Corte Madera, CA, to close

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The Postal Service is closing the post office at 7 Pixley Ave. in Corte Madera, Calif., sometime over the coming months. The town manager was informed earlier this summer that the Postal Service planned to “bifurcate” window services and the delivery operation. Carriers will be relocated to other offices, and the retail operation will be relocated to a smaller facility. … Read More

PRC dismisses appeal on closing of the Westbrookville post office

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The community post office in Westbrookville, New York, closed on Thursday, June 29. The Postal Service had given customers one day’s notice. Some of the customers filed an appeal with the Postal Regulatory Commission saying that they had not been giving sufficient prior notification and that receiving mail through the Otisville Post Office would be stressful and inconvenient due to … Read More

USPS temporarily suspends retail operations at 2 Houston locations with ‘safety’ in mind

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

KTRK: Heads up if you planned to stop at the post office — the United States Postal Service says it has temporarily suspended retail operations at two different locations in Houston. The Medical Center Post Office and the Greens North Post Office have been closed. Their addresses are: 7205 Almeda Road, Houston, Texas 77054 1530 Greensmark Drive, Houston, Texas 77067 … Read More

Officials, Public Demands USPS Re-Open Shuttered Sound Beach Post Office or Find a New Location

Steve HutkinsBlog, News Recently, Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, Deputy Supervisor Dan Panico and Councilwoman Jane Bonner held a press conference in Sound Beach, New York, calling for the United States Postal Service (USPS) to reopen the shuttered Sound Beach Post Office or find a new location within the zip code for a new facility. The post office was closed by USPS earlier … Read More

Kennedy Space Center post office closing after 58 years of postmarks

Steve HutkinsBlog, News The Kennedy Space Center post office has been, well, cancelled. The contract facility, which was established at NASA’s Florida spaceport on July 1, 1965, will close permanently “near the end of the fiscal year,” or sometime before Sept. 30. Since 2013, the post office has been operated for NASA by Post Masters Mail and Print Services, a division of the nonprofit … Read More

OIG reports on Sorting & Delivery Centers

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured, News

The OIG’s long-awaited report on Sorting & Delivery Centers was published earlier this week. Unfortunately, it was hardly worth the wait. The report limits itself to comments about how good — or bad — a job the Postal Service has done communicating elements of the plan to stakeholders, how S&DC facilities have often been under construction when they opened (leading … Read More

Town of Medway, MA, reels over abrupt closure of Main Street post office

Steve HutkinsNews The Medway Post Office at 115 Main Street closed on Aug. 31 without any official notice to regular mail customers. “I got a call from a resident who said the post office is closing at the end of the month,” said Medway Town Manager Michael Boynton in mid-August. “The situation is frustrating, and some of it doesn’t even make … Read More