Newtown Township supervisors support homeowners in dispute with USPS over mailboxes

By D.E. Schlatter – February 27, 2016 NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The board of supervisors passed a resolution Wednesday night in support of a group of homeowners who are trying to get the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to put mailboxes in front of each house instead of in a single cluster at the development’s entrance. At…

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The world’s largest mailbox has come to a small town in Illinois

The box was built recently on Main Street in Casey (approximate population: 2,700). The box measures 5,473 cubic feet, setting a mark recognized by Guinness World Records. The mailbox is more than a tourist attraction. It’s also functional — customers can mail cards and letters from it. “This is fun for the community and it…

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Video: Missing cluster mailbox in South Austin has USPS shocked

By Kris Betts – September 10, 2015 AUSTIN — Homeowners in a South Austin neighborhood as well as employees at the United States Postal Service are left scratching their heads after a group mailbox disappeared entirely overnight. The mailbox serves close to three dozen homes in the Central Park neighborhood off Stassney Lane. Neighbors believe…

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USPS: Standards approved for larger curbside boxes

[maxgallery id=”40453″]The Postal Service has approved new design standards for curbside mailboxes, a move that will allow customers to purchase bigger boxes than can accommodate packages. Under the new rule, mailboxes must be able to fit a minimum sized mail item 7 inches high by 13 inches wide by 16 inches deep. The rule will…

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USPS: Big test – Customers testing larger mailboxes

The Postal Service has expanded its test of larger mailboxes to rural and suburban communities in California, Colorado and North Dakota. Customers in these areas recently received the test boxes, which are the same height as regular mailboxes but much wider to accommodate around 70 percent of boxes currently sent through the mail. The customers…

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Curbside mailboxes a thorn for some in historic district

By Michael Hall – December 22, 2014 When Robert Gindhart bought his historic home in 2011 overlooking Old Town Brunswick’s Hanover Square, he envisioned a bright future for what was then a house broken up into several apartments. Gindhart did his homework and set his eyes on restoring the 1850s-built home back to how it…

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Video: Neighbors fed up with mailbox vandalism in Las Vegas valley community

November 7, 2014 – Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Neighbors in a valley community are fed up with vandals who broke into their mailboxes. They want to know what it will take to prevent a repeat. From the front, the box on Mission Ridge Drive, near U.S. 95 and Decatur Boulevard, looks perfectly fine. “I…

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With letters in decline, Loyola rips out mailboxes

When school started at Loyola University Maryland last fall, the administration sent a welcome flier to the mailbox of every student living on campus. By the end of the year, a third of those fliers were still unread. No one ever checked the boxes. With the increasing reliance on email and social media slowing the…

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