Thursday, April 11, 2013
Congress isn't allowing the change.
The U.S. Postal Service's plan to cut Saturday mail service is delayed, including the U.S. Postal Service on Perry Highway. The Board of Governors of the agency stated that Congress passed a spending bill that continues to prohibit the reduction of delivery days. "Although disappointed with this Congressional action, the board will follow the law and has directed the Postal Service to delay implementation of its new delivery schedule," the board stated. Saturday mail service was set to be cut on Aug. 5. Locally, there are post offices in the Winwood Plaza in Bakerstown, Gibsonia Road and the U.S. Postal Service on Perry Highway. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. Post offices will remain open Saturdays and package deliveries will occur on Saturdays, according to the U.S. Postal Service. The plan to shrink delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail, while packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still get delivered on Saturdays. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the reasons are continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers. The U.S. Postal Service is also the only federal agency …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The U.S Postal Service increases the price of stamps.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
U.S. Postal Service rates changed Sunday, Jan. 27.
The cost to mail a letter is up slightly now that new postal rates are in effect. Stamp prices increased one cent, from 45 cents to 46 cents, for one-ounce letters, effective Sunday, Jan. 27. The cost for letters weighing more than one ounce stayed the same, at 20 cents for each additional ounce, according to an announcement from the U.S. Postal Service. Postcard stamps also increased by one cent, from 32 cents to 33 cents. Letters under one ounce mailed anywhere internationally cost $1.10, the announcement states. Those looking to save a few cents could stock up on the postal service's Forever stamps, which are usable even after stamp prices change. Pick up your Forever stamps at your local post offices. The ones in the Pine-Richland area…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Snail mail will get a little more expensive in 2012.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Beginning early next year, it will cost a penny more to mail letters in the United States. The new 45-cent price is the first price change for first-class mail stamps in more than two and a half years. Changes that go into effect Jan. 22 include: Prices also will change for other mailing services, including standard mail, periodicals, package services and extra services. Prices for express mail and priority mail are not affected. Click here for more information on the new pricing. “The overall average price increase is small and is needed to help address our current financial crisis,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “We continue to take actions within our control to increase revenue in other ways and to aggressively cut costs. To …