Officials said the U/S Mail Boat Sophie C. became stuck about 11:45 a.m. near Loon Island. New Hampshire Marine Patrol said the boat scraped a rock, but there was no significant damage to the vessel.
Beginning Aug. 28, if a package is coming from one of the Postal Service’s business partners or shipping consolidators, that company’s name will appear alongside the term “Shipping Partner” to provide additional clarity about the status of the package.
But from the 1830s through the early 1900s — before home mail delivery — these windows were common in Post Offices in urban areas, a newly published USPS historical report notes.
NALC carrier coordinators use USPS data to identify delivery complaints involving participating Post Offices. The coordinators then work with carriers to address the complaints.
In an age of one-hour delivery and overnight shipping, a corner of the country still gets its mail by mule.
KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) — Postmaster Dennis Sweeney continued on with his job duties on Wednesday, even after finding out his home had been destroyed from one of the eight tornadoes that went through Howard County.
Federal investigators charge that Sherry Watanabe hid "approximately 48,288 pieces of United States mail" in her apartment. The mail was intended for delivery to customers along Watanabe’s route in Placentia, an Orange County city.
A postal worker delivering a package Thursday apparently discovered the body of a Cedar Bluff man in his front yard.
In the 19th century the U.S. was still largely a rural nation. Farmers had to venture to their local post office, almost always at their country store, to pick up their mail. Beginning in 1896, however, Congress enacted Rural Free Delivery, meaning that mail and small packages would be dropped directly at each residence. Then came parcel post in 1913, providing that large packages—the limit eventually rose from 11 pounds to 50 pounds—could be delivered to city and farm.
The United States Postal Service is making a limited number of tickets available for the Sept. 2 first-day ceremony in New York City for the Star Trek forever stamps
USPS has boosted its Periodicals performance, one of several areas where the organization has made major service improvements.
The cost of shipping these packages beginning August 28 will be $2.62. That’s a 17-cent increase over the current rate of $2.45. Any package that size containing keys or some other ID device, the rate will jump from $3.27 to $3.44.
Mailers might be getting more bang for their buck come January as weight caps on standard and first class commercial mail are expected to increase, according to a United State Postal Service (USPS) proposal.
The postal worker in the video, a supervisor with the post office, immediately contacted police Thursday when he saw that video and pictures of him taking the package had been released by police to the public, asking someone to identify him.
A 21-year-old U.S. Postal clerk, who was nearly seven months pregnant, was shot and killed Wednesday around 11 p.m. on Detroit's west side, WXYZ reports.