Editorial from 42 years ago: Postal Service should modernize

In a pre-Internet era, the Editorial Board hoped technology would help cut post office costs. Each Monday, we turn to a day in the newspaper’s history for a look at what the Editorial Board found worthy of comment. We will preserve the punctuation and capitalization of the original editorial column. Below is an editorial from…

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Postal Service proposes halving hours at West Springfield, PA Post Office

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Postal Service is giving West Springfield customers a choice: a part-time post office or nothing. The Postal Service plans to reduce window service at the local post office from six and one-half to four hours daily on weekdays and continue Saturday morning hours, according to a May 28 letter to…

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Post office opens late with no clerks while customers wait in line

A Manhattan post office doesn’t specialize in snail mail — it specializes in no mail. Morningside Heights residents hoping to mail out letters and packages before work Tuesday morning waited for more than an hour — a regular occurrence — before they even saw someone with a United States Postal Service uniform walk through the…

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ABC7 Chicago I-Team: Snail Mail Getting Slower?

CHICAGO (WLS) — The I-Team is tracking slow and unreliable mail service and putting the U.S. Postal Service to the test. There’s now new evidence that the problem is growing. ABC7 Consumer Investigative Reporter Jason Knowles got an inside look at the local postal nerve center and what’s being done to speed things up. In…

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Postal Service, union in confrontation over mail service at Staples stores

The announcement last year drew little notice: The long-troubled United States Postal Service was teaming up with equally distressed retailer Staples Inc. to offer mail services in 82 of its office supply stores. Initially pitched as a modest public-private partnership, the deal has blown up into a major confrontation between the Postal Service and its…

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NPMHU: Sign the Stop Staples Petition

The past few weeks have been huge in the fight to Stop Staples. Thousands of people have attended protests and signed the petition. If you have not yet done so, please visit www.StopStaples.com to sign the online petition today. Tell Staples: The U.S. Mail is Not for Sale! Don’t let Staples destroy your Post Office….

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VIDEO: GEC’s Pangelinan says Deputy PMG Stroman Called Her to Help Resolve Guam Postal Address Fiasco

Guam – The Guam Election Commission has joined GWA, GPA, GMH, private businesses and private individuals in protest over the postal address fiasco on island. And finally, someone in Washington is listening. Thursday, GEC Executive Director Maria Pangelinan says she got a phone call from Deputy U.S. Postmaster, General Ron Stroman who rang her up…

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Package delivery could be casualty of postal woes

Door-to-door deliveries for packages could become a thing of the past as the U.S. Postal Service looks for ways to cut costs — even as officials concede they don’t know if the cost etimates they are using are reliable. USPS estimated that it costs roughly $380 annually per delivery point to deliver a package to…

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