Postal Service finalizes new standards for curbside mailboxes

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By Lydia Wheeler – August 13, 2015 The Postal Service is finalizing new design standards for curbside mailboxes.  Under the new rule, new locking and non-locking curbside mailboxes must be able to accommodate the insertion or removal of a new minimum-sized mail item 7 inches high by 13 inches wide by 16 inches deep. Locked…

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Door Slamming on Home Mail Delivery?

In the neighborhoods of tomorrow, door-to-door mail delivery will be a thing of the past. If U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) gets his way, door-to-door delivery will be gone within a decade for 15 million addresses. Issa estimates $2 billion in savings from the bill approved on Wednesday by the House Committee on Oversight and…

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Elkhart post office notifies several residents to move mailboxes or have mail deliveries suspended

The United States Post Office in Elkhart incorrectly notified residents that their mail deliveries will be suspended if they do not move their mailboxes by the street. USPS media liaison Mary Dando said in an e-mail to The Elkhart Truth that there is no requirement to move mailboxes to the side of street for curbside…

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Postal service tries to ditch door delivery, letter carriers fight back

By Jamie Partridge May 23, 2014 Despite telling local KATU news that it’s “just an idea.. we’re not really pushing for it…it’s just a discussion… they’re just talking… about in Congress” (http://www.katu.com/news/local/Mail-delivery-to-your-front-door-may-go-away–260417771.html?tab=video&c=y), the Portland District of the US Postal Service is indeed soliciting property owners and managers to “convert” from at-the-door to at-the-corner “cluster box”…

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New developments say goodbye to curbside mail

CARY — Vijay and Vineela Madiraju had unloaded boxes in their new home, met their neighbors and transferred bills before they realized something was wrong: Not a single letter had arrived in the new, black Imperial mailbox in front of their home. “It took almost two weeks,” Vijay Madiraju said, before they knew the mail…

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