Sen. Collins cautions Postal Service about consolidating Maine’s two mail processing facilities

Steve HutkinsNews

pressherald: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins sent a letter Thursday to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy warning him that consolidating Maine’s two mail processing facilities would be disastrous. But a Postal Service spokesman said there has not been any talk of closing facilities, only scrutiny of “how they can best be utilized.” A news release from Collins’ office said the Republican senator … Read More

West Virginia Governor & Senators concerned over possible USPS consolidation

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – For 12 years, Justin Turner has been one of about 800 employees at the United States Postal Service (USPS) Processing and Distribution Center in South Charleston. Turner was shocked to hear about the USPS review of the facility and possible plans for consolidation. “When did you first hear about the news of possible consolidation?” said WSAZ’s … Read More

City leaders address mail delivery concerns impacting College Station apartment communities

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) -KBTX’s ongoing coverage of proposed changes to the Postal Service’s mail delivery in College Station has now garnered the attention of city leaders. The Postal Service was expected to stop delivering to mailboxes in apartment complexes they now classify as student housing. The postal service did not verify which complexes are affected but sources told KBTX they include … Read More

A rural post office was told to prioritize Amazon packages. Chaos ensued.

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

Washington Post: BEMIDJI, Minn. — When Delbert Mikelson’s mail started showing up late — and sometimes not showing up at all — he blamed it on the opening of deer season. “I thought my carrier was out hunting,” Mikelson said over a breakfast of eggs and pancakes at Raphael’s Bakery Cafe in downtown Bemidji. But it wasn’t the buck hunt delaying … Read More

Postal Service announces five more P&DCs to be consolidated

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

The Postal Service has informed the unions and management associations of its intent to conduct Mail Processing Facility Reviews (MPFR) at five more locations. Buffalo, NY P&DC into Rochester, NY P&DC (Survey) South Charleston, WV P&DC into Pittsburgh, PA P&DC and Warrendale, PA P&DC (Survey) Eastern Maine (Hampden) ME P&DC into Scarborough, ME P&DC (Survey) Fort Myers, FL P&DC into … Read More

The 2024 Postlandia Calendar of Post Offices and Places

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

The Postlandia calendar shows and shares the stories behind 12 photogenic and amazing post offices all across America. This is the eighth such calendar created by Evan Kalish, who has visited more than 11,000 post offices across the U.S. since 2008. This year’s calendar features post offices from: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, … Read More

After makeshift location closes, Vermont’s capital is left without a post office

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

vtdigger.org: Montpelier’s post office has been operating out of temporary locations since July’s floods damaged the city’s federal building. The latest location, which consisted of postal trucks in a parking lot on River Street, closed Friday, leaving Montpelier without a post office entirely. “As the weather gets colder we’ve opted to close our temporary trailer operation and relocate PO Box customers to the … Read More

Union postal workers displeased with proposed changes to Columbia mail facility

Steve HutkinsNews

KOMU: The way mail is distributed could change in Columbia, MO, and U.S. Postal Service union workers are dissatisfied with the proposal. The U.S. Postal Service held a public meeting with residents Thursday over potential changes to the way mail moves across the state. Following a Mail Processing Facility Review, USPS came to the conclusion that the Columbia processing and … Read More

Postal Board Suppresses Public Comments To Advance DeJoy’s Destructive Agenda

Steve HutkinsNews

Revolving Door Project: In a time of historic distrust in government, the United States Postal Service has accomplished something extraordinary: it remains a universally beloved federal agency. Second only to the Parks Service in public favorability (a jaw-dropping 77% approval rating, per Gallup), USPS is arguably also the most frequently-interacted-with component of the federal government: packages and letters are delivered to … Read More

‘No post offices will be closed’ in Southwest Michigan consolidation, USPS says

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

mlive.com: Three post offices in Southwest Michigan will remain open as retail locations even though their delivery units will be consolidated at one new Sorting and Delivery Center in Kalamazoo beginning June 1, 2024. Customers will not notice a change in the retail services offered at the Portage, Schoolcraft and Kalamazoo-Westwood branch post offices, said U.S. Postal Service spokesperson Elizabeth Najduch. “Customers will see no … Read More

New Jersey postal facility set to close as part of nationwide restructuring of the US Postal Service

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

wsws.org: The post office’s Greater Newark New Jersey Processing and Distribution Center (PDC) in Kearny, New Jersey is slated to close early next year, threatening hundreds of jobs. Its operations will be consolidated in the Jersey City Network Distribution Center (NDC), which will become the Regional Processing & Distribution Center (RPDC) for the region. In 2022, this facility employed as … Read More

Maryland post office with ties to 1814 battle shuttered on Halloween

Steve HutkinsNews

Allen Abel for Linn’s Stamp News: It never is a joyous occasion when a United States post office is shuttered for good, but it is especially melancholy when the closure occurs in a tiny settlement that once played a part in turning back one of the most powerful armies in the world. There is not much in Fort Howard, Md., … Read More