Napa, CA Main Post Office damaged after 6.0 quake hits nearby

Cracks and fallen brick are seen in the main post office following an earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. A large earthquake rolled through California’s northern Bay Area early Sunday, damaging some buildings, igniting fires, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness….

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Following Ben Franklin’s Path Down the North Fork (via postal rate mile markers)

If you are steeped in Southold lore, you know about the day in 1755 when Benjamin Franklin, then the postmaster for the British colonies, took a trip down the North Fork to measure the distance from the Suffolk County courthouse in Riverhead to the Oysterponds ferry in Orient, with a crew who placed granite mile…

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Postal Service says it’s cheaper, faster to use its website to change address

College students changing their addresses should use the U.S. Postal Service website instead of private websites, if you want to have the change take effect in a timely manner. USPS in Madison sent out a news release on Thursday, saying they’ve received plenty of calls from people who have used online companies to change their…

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Open Season Coming: Here is Why Feds Should Pay Attention to Their Health Insurance

This year’s Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from Monday, November 10, 2014 through Monday, December 8, 2014. The 2014 Open Season information will be posted by OPM by the first week in November. The open enrollment period (“Open Season”) is when federal employees, retirees and annuitants can enroll, change or cancel their participation in…

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Portland Communities and Postal Workers United: Top Postal Executive’s Visit Draws Protest

Immediate Release – August 21, 2014 Top Postal Executive’s Visit Draws Protest (Vancouver, WA) Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman drew the ire of dozens of postal workers and community allies when he visited Vancouver this morning. Carrying signs, picketing and chanting, the protesters massed at the entrance to the 2014 Mailers Conference at the Convention…

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APWU: Ruler Says Don’t Buy Your School Supplies at Staples!

Web News Article #: 156-14 08/21/2014 – With the back-to-school season in full swing, the APWU is asking union members and supporters to make sure parents and teachers get the message: Don’t buy your school supplies at Staples. To spread the word, union members are being asked to pass out rulers with exactly that message…

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