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

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

Contract Post Office in Westbrookville, NY, closes with one day’s notice

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

The Westbrookville Contract Post Office issued a letter to their customers on Wednesday, June 28, announcing that the post office will be closing at the end of the business day on Thursday, June 29.  The notice has raised questions and concerns from customers and elected officials regarding the immediate closure. The residents of the hamlet of Westbrookville along Route 209 … Read More

Historic Five Points post office in downtown Franklin, TN, will close March 1

SteveBlog Workers at the Five Points post office in downtown Franklin, TN, confirmed Thursday afternoon the outfit will close come March 1. The operation for the mail is privately owned but has been conducting business to government standards, postal workers said. The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County helped save the building that houses the historic post office during the last … Read More

Nebraska town fighting to keep post office open

SteveBlog, Slideshow

“It’s going to create extra expense and travel time . . . and this will make things even harder for the little business that we do have left in Abie. It’s kind of like a stab in the heart to a town like this.”

Southport, FL Loses Beloved Postmaster, Now the Post Office is Closing

SteveBlog The Southport, Florida, post office has been open for almost 100 years but now it is planning to be closed.  A notice has been taped to the front door and many locals are unhappy with the news. Now, customers will have to go to either the Lynn haven or the Northside Station post offices for postal services. Many in the … Read More

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


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

Post Office discontinuances and suspensions: A decade in review

SteveBlog, Story

The Postal Service and the Postal Regulatory Commission are currently working on the annual compliance review.  The goal of the ACR, as stated in 39 U.S.C. §3652, is to determine if during the previous fiscal year the Postal Service has met all of the rate setting and service goals of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. The review deals primarily with the issue of … Read More

Former Alplaus, NY, post office torn down


The former Alplaus, NY, post office was torn down this week, despite efforts by residents and town officials to save the historic structure. The Alplaus Fire Dist. No. 2, which owns the property next to the fire station on Alplaus Avenue, decided to demolish the century-old building, which fire commissioners determined was structurally unsound and would have needed more than $250,000 of work to … Read More

In split decision, PRC rejects appeal on closing of Rio Nido, CA, post office


The fight appears over to save the neighborhood post office in Rio Nido, Calif., after U.S. Postal Regulatory Commissioners have deadlocked on closure last June of the century-old post office on Rio Nido Road. A deadline this week may mark the end of a Rio Nido community appeal of the sudden shutdown when postal officials said the tiny post office … Read More

Return of Post Office in Laurie, MO, Hinges On Postal Workers Union

SteveBlog If the City Of Laurie’s post office returns, it won’t be in 2017. At the Tuesday, Oct. 10 Laurie Board of Aldermen meeting, Laurie City Clerk Ron Clarke presented an update on the progress of the re-opening of the Laurie Post Office.  The United States Postal Service closed the Laurie Contract Postal Unit (CPU) in January 2017, after an … Read More

Rio Nido, CA, Post Office closure surprises longtime customers

SteveBlog Postal customers were buzzing on Saturday over the sudden closing of the post office in Rio Nido, Calif., a small town near Santa Rosa.  (It’s a contract post office, so the Postal Service does not hold a public meeting or follow any of the other steps in a normal discontinuance process.)  “This is upsetting to all of us,” said … Read More