Post Offices with Expiring Leases

The following post offices appear to have leases that expire between January 1, 2012 and May 15, 2012, the day the moratorium on closings ends. This information was compiled using the Leased Facilities reports on the USPS website.  (NB: The facilities reports on the USPS website have not been updated since March 2011, and the Postal Service has not responded … Read More

Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Campaign to Dismantle the Post Office

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The leaders of the Postal Service have made no secret of their plans for reforming the postal system.  They have issued white papers, given speeches, presented “optimization” programs, and appeared before Congressional committees.  The plans are clear: eliminate the layoff protections in union contracts; cut the career workforce by nearly half while tripling the number of non-career workers; reduce service … Read More

Post Office Closings in 2011: Lists, maps, the whole mess

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The past year was not a good one for those who value the institution of the brick-and-mortar post office.  Over four thousand post offices were studied for closure, and were it not for the Christmas holiday suspension and the moratorium on closings, a large portion of them would have closed by year’s end.  Just to put that in context, consider … Read More

Post Offices Closed & Closing 2011

PLEASE NOTE: This list is not official, and it contains errors. It is complied from various sources: a list of post offices closed in 2011 and a list of Final Determinations, both submitted by the Postal Service to the PRC on Feb. 3, 2011;  USPS postmaster finder; the USPS Postal Bulletin; the PRC docket list for appeals;  Postal Reporter's closing list; Iowa Backroads, a list acquired … Read More

Post Offices closed in 2011 – Postal Bulletin

  ZIP Code State P.O. Name Station/Branch/Unit Unit Type Effective Date 13212 NY Syracuse North Syracuse Branch 01/14/2011 08021 NJ Clementon Lindenwold Branch 01/28/2011 44905 OH Mansfield Lincoln Branch 02/12/2011 44320 OH Akron Maple Valley Branch 02/19/2011 44123 OH Cleveland Shore Branch 02/19/2011 08302 NJ Bridgeton Seabrook Branch 03/25/2011 44107 OH Cleveland Edgewater Branch 03/26/2011 11030 NY Manhasset Strathmore Branch … Read More

Post offices closed in 2011 – Postmaster Finder

Postmaster Finder   Date Discontinued Post Office State County ZIP Code Date Established                 01/01/2011 FILION MI HURON COUNTY 48432     01/15/2011 CEE VEE TX COTTLE COUNTY 79223     01/22/2011 BUSH KY LAUREL COUNTY 40724 02/18/1840   01/22/2011 HUDDY KY PIKE COUNTY 41535     01/22/2011 LOOKOUT KY PIKE COUNTY 41542 … Read More

“This Post Office will not be closed in vain”

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The post office in Ukiah, California, will close permanently on Friday, after a long fight.  It’s a beautiful New Deal post office located in the heart of downtown.    There’s a very good story about the closing by Carole Brodksy in the Ukiah Daily Journal. “It’s despicable,” said attorney Barry Vogel, who worked with a group of citizens to prevent closure of … Read More

Week in Review: Tis the Season

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The big news of the week was the Advisory Opinion issued by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on the Retail Access Optimization Initiative (RAOI), the Postal Service's plan to close 3,652 post offices.  The PRC concluded that the Optimization Initiative, “notwithstanding its name, . . . is not designed to optimize the retail network,” so the Postal Service should come … Read More

Week in Review: The plot thickens

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The five-month moratorium on closing post offices and processing plants was the big news of the week, but that's not all that happened in postal world.  Here's a roundup of some of the week's news: Occupy Oregon’s post offices: Yesterday, seventeen Oregon communities protested the Postal Service’s plan to close rural post offices across the state.  According to the Rural … Read More

Week in Review: What a mess

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A total mess: The big news this week, of course, was the Postal Service’s request for an Advisory Opinion on its plan to “rationalize” the processing network by closing 252 processing plants.  The Postal Service says the plan will save $2.1 billion a year.  Most of that savings would be in labor costs. The materials submitted for the Advisory Opinion, … Read More

Week in Review: AMPs, 10-K, PRC, CBRE, VPO, GAO & OWS

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It was another busy week in Postal World — post offices keep closing, plant consolidation plans keep rolling on, the GAO keeps coming up with studies, and the PRC struggles to keep up with the appeals and Advisory Opinion.  Here are just some of the highlights: Hearing in Harlem: The New York Metro Area APWU announced that on Tuesday, Nov. 22, … Read More

Legacy for Sale: The Postal Service has no shame

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[view:slideshow=panel_pane_1] The Wall Street Journal has a report today about how the Postal Service is in the process of selling off its historic post offices.  Maybe someone at the Journal has been reading "Save the Post Office."  We've been bemoaning the sale of these historic post offices for months now, and there have been stories in the Guardian in the … Read More

Place Index

Alabama Alabama Sheffield AL Arkansas California California Modesto CA Ukiah CA Venice CA Winchester CA Connecticut Connecticut Danbury CT Greenwich CT Norwich CT Tariffville CT Westport CT Florida Florida Palm Beach FL Pass-a-Grille FL Georgia Georgia Canton GA Illinois Illinois Coatsburg IL Geneva IL Joliet IL Iowa Iowa Hartford IA Plover IA Thayer IA Kansas Kansas Home KS Liebenthal KS … Read More

Save Our Post Office Sites

The following sites are not affiliated in any way with Save the Post Office.  They are sites listed on Facebook or discovered in a Google search. Avalon, TX Cheyney, PA Chimacum, WA Cottondale, AL East Village, Des Moines, IA Goodyear Heights, Akron, OH Hawleyville, CT Healdsburg, CA Holman, NM Lititz, PA Northfield, MN Oreland, PA Pensacola, FL Raleigh, NC Rhinecliff, … Read More