Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A proposal would end Saturday first-class mail delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly announcing on Wednesday that it will stop Saturday first-class mail delivery by Aug. 1, reported CBS News. Mail personnel have delivered mail on Saturdays for 150 years, but the plan is to end regular mail service, while maintaining Saturday delivery for packages and express mail, said CBS News. The move is the latest attempt by the cash-strapped federal department to save money. It has already cut employees and service, but still reportedly lost $16 billion last year. What do you think about this idea? Would you miss Saturday mail service?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
As the holidays approach, here are five important dates to remember when mailing your packages, letters and cards.
To ensure your packages, letters, and cards reach their destinations in time, here are some important dates released by the US Postal Service (these dates are for domestic addresses):
Monday, January 31, 2011
Join Sam Kurtz every Monday for his "Then and Now" column.
Hi everyone, thank you for following my Then and Now columns each week. It looks like we'll be running them on Mondays from now on! This week’s Then and Now focuses on the former "Post Office Block" – the relatively unassuming building near the center of our town which now houses the Three Gorges Three restaurant. Built in 1869 to replace the burned down Parkman building, the Post Office Block housed the town’s post office and, if you can believe it, handled only six pieces of mail each day. For this, according to The History of Westborough, Massachusetts: Part 1, the postmaster was paid $1,900 per year – equivalent to about $40,000 in 2011. The structure was hailed as one of Westborough’s "best buildings" – a symbol of a "prosperous town…
Friday, December 24, 2010
Westborough children write to Santa and Santa writes back.
In between building toys for the boys and girls of the world, flight practice with the reindeer for Christmas Eve, and of course a few cookie breaks, Santa takes time to answer letters from the children of Westborough. Of course, this is Santa's peak season at the North Pole, so he relies on a number of extraordinary helpers. The elves and Mrs. Claus are always there to help out. And for the past 21 years, Santa also counts on the Westborough Post Office and community volunteers to lend a hand. Children from all over town have been busy getting their requests in to Santa. "We average about 300 to 350 letters every year," says Westborough Postal worker Thom Brault, "and this year we've got over 200" since we put out the Santa mailbox just …