Wayne, OH Post Office suspended due to poor building condition


Sentinel-Tribune: Village residents in Wayne, Ohio, have been without a local post office since August because of the extremely poor condition of the building in which it was housed, and some are saying the closure is starting to affect business. An attorney handling the estate that owns the building says progress is being made to restore the building to an … Read More

Perdido Key, FL post office closes over lease issue


Pensacola News Journal: Though it already was set to close Saturday, the Innerarity Point Post Office in Perdido Key was unexpectedly shut down Wednesday by the previous owners. According to post office supervisor Kim Furr, the previous owners of the store came in Wednesday afternoon, changed the locks and closed the post office permanently. Furr said she is very concerned about … Read More

Temporary Post Office in Newhall, CA to close on Aug. 19 over lease issue


KHTS: “We’re having to do an emergency suspension as we’re being evicted from that site,” said Richard Maher, USPS spokesman. “We’re relocating the PO Box service to the main Santa Clarita office on Creekside Road.” The owners of Valencia Marketplace had a new tenant who sought a long-term lease at the location where the current temporary Newhall Post Office is … Read More

Gilby, N.D. Post Office indefinitely shuttered over mold worries


Grand Forks Herald: If you’re mailing a letter in Gilby, N.D., it’s mostly business as usual. But if you’re looking to pick one up from the post office, you’re going to have a harder time. The U.S. Postal Service announced on Thursday that the Gilby post office, 209 Main Ave., is closed until further notice. Postal Service spokesman Pete Nowacki … Read More

Underwood, Iowa post office suspended over lease issue


The Daily Nonpareil: The Underwood, Iowa, Post Office will close at the end of the week for an emergency suspension. On Tuesday, the Postal Service announced postal service for the town would move to Neola after the agency and the post office building’s owner failed to extend a lease agreement.  The Underwood office will serve the area until Friday. “There’s … Read More

The PRC’s Public Representative recommends changes for emergency suspensions

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[rev_slider alias=”emergency_suspensions”]   he Postal Regulatory Commission may take another look at the issues surrounding emergency suspensions of post offices. The Commission’s Public Representative has filed extensive comments for the Commission’s 701 Report to Congress and the President.  This report provides an opportunity for the Commission and industry stakeholders to assess the effectiveness of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act and to make recommendations for … Read More

Two post offices slated for closure will remain open

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Two post offices facing imminent closure — both of which have pending appeals with the Postal Regulatory Commission — will not be closing after all.  The post office in Winchester, Illinois, and the contract post office in Westbrookville, New York, were both due to close over contract issues, but the issues were resolved last week and both offices will remain open. The post office in … Read More

Winchester IL post office faces emergency suspension over lease issue


The City of Winchester, Illinois, has just filed an appeal with the Postal Regulatory Commission challenging the Postal Service’s decision to close the post office over a lease renewal issue. Winchester is the county seat of Scott County, and its post office serves several government agencies, the administrative offices for the public school system, and numerous businesses.   The post office … Read More

Post office in Barryville NY closed since 2014, community feels jerked around


Times Hearald Record: Residents of the sleepy hamlet of Barryville in Sullivan County, New York, say they’ve been given the runaround ever since their post office was closed without warning in November 2014 due to a fuel oil spill.  Now, postal officials say the historic post office will reopen this fall, though locals say they’ve seen little evidence of any progress … Read More

Post Office in Wheeler OR closed due to storms, then mold


The North Coast Citizen: The post office in Wheeler, Oregon, has been closed for five months following the storms in December and, according to city manager Geoff Wullschlager, nobody knows when it will be operating again. “The storms affected our post office in a way that caused water inundation. We knew the longer the water sat there, the worse the … Read More

USPS closing Pocahontas VA Post Office citing safety concerns


bdtonline.com: The Pocahontas, Virginia, Post Office will close its doors on Monday, and it is up in the air as to when, or if, it will reopen at its current location.  Jerry Gravely, vice mayor of Pocahontas, said the post office was notified Wednesday of the closure, effective at the close of business April 25.  “They did an inspection (of the building) … Read More

Sparland Post Office to close over lease issue


Journal Star: The Sparland Post Office will close April 30 after losing its lease in the two-story brick building at 115 Center St., near Illinois Routes 17 and 29. “When it was time to renew the lease, the owner decided not to renew it,” said Beverly Howard, a U.S. Postal Service customer relations and communications coordinator in Chicago. “We have tried … Read More

Senator accuses USPS of using “emergency suspensions” to close post offices


U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is calling out the U.S. Postal Service for its use of “emergency suspension” authority to close down Missouri post offices, potentially circumventing the standard process that requires input from communities that would feel the effects of a closure and notifications to Congress. “I recently became aware of a number of post offices in Missouri that were … Read More

Lightening strikes twice in the Ozarks: Another post office gets suspended


During fiscal year 2015, the Postal Service closed about 90 post offices for emergency suspensions.  Five of them were in Missouri, and one was in the Ozark Mountains.  This week signs appeared on the door of another Ozark post office saying it would be closed soon too. In January 2015, the Postal Service suspended the post office in Rockbridge, which … Read More

Emergency Suspensions of Post Offices in FY 2015


According to its Annual Compliance Reports to the Postal Regulatory Commission, the Postal Service did not discontinue a single post office in FY 2014 and FY 2015.  Thanks to public protest and pressure from Congress, there appears to be an unofficial moratorium on post office closures.  If Senator Carper’s IPOST bill becomes law, this moratorium will become official and no … Read More

Blencoe, IA post office reopens after temporary (two-year) suspension


The Blencoe Post Office is again open for business, nearly two years after the small Monona County town "temporarily" lost its post office for an emergency suspension. The Post Office reopened on Wednesday in a new location across the street from the former Post Office at 501 Main St. The U.S. Postal Service temporarily shut down the post office in … Read More