Postal official tells Shandaken, NY hamlets it may have to cut hours

The Shandaken town board voted unanimously to authorize town supervisor Rob Stanley to write a letter to Congressman Chris Gibson, demanding that the postal service refrain from reducing hours at the Pine Hill, Highmount, and Big Indian post offices. The vote came at the August 4 town board meeting, following a one-hour public presentation and…

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How We Saved Our Rural Post Office

First things first: everyone in a town is negatively affected by a post office closure, therefore everyone in the town is a potential ally. Individual political concerns (conservative, liberal, progressive, pro-gun/anti-gun, &c.) have nothing to do with fighting to keep a post office open. Some people who would otherwise be intractable political rivals can be…

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USPS: Social media security

Think twice before posting inflammatory messages or inappropriate photos online, particularly on social media sites, the Postal Service’s Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) advises. Postings could remain on sites for years and hurt your reputation. “It’s important to remember that once posted and shared on social media sites and the Internet, information is almost impossible…

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I-Team Special Report: Cape Girardeau mail delay (video)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) – It’s no secret the U.S. Postal Service is losing money, and cutting back. Now, how do you feel when we tell you local postal workers say your mail is being intentionally delayed? And it’s not to save money. Five of them speak out, in an I-Team special report. Are you…

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Handbook RE-1 Revision: New Deal Art Collection

333.2 Preservation of New Deal Art Collection [Revise the text of 333.2 to read as follows:] It is the policy of the Postal Service to preserve, protect, and maintain the New Deal Art Collection, defined as the Postal Service-owned murals and sculptures commissioned specifically for Postal Service facilities from 1934 to 1944 under the Treasury…

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Opinion: Postal Service is far from a loser

STILLWATER, Okla. — One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us. Antigovernment ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word “public,” and they’ve long sought to demonize the U.S. Postal Service, undercut its popular support and, finally, dismantle it. Their main line…

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