Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-MD, calls Maryland postal workers selfless for the risks they sometimes face in national letter threats.
Wednesday, April 17
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-MD, (Dist. 5) Wednesday thanked Maryland postal workers, some of whom may face increased risk in cases of dangerous substances being mailed in threats against Washington officials. Federal investigators searched a mail sorting facility in Prince George's County Tuesday night for clues to the origins of a ricin-laced letter sent to Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, according to The Washington Post. The U.S. Senate's mail sorting operation is located at 6330 Columbia Park Road in Landover. An FBI spokesperson would not divulge the location of the bureau's investigation, but several outlets published images of hazmat trucks parked outside of the Landover facility on Tuesday. Hoyer issued the following statement thanking …
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 Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays, and local post offices will remain open for business 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 required to pre-fund health benefits for retirees, and those costs are …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Take note of these holiday shipping deadlines, and plan accordingly.
Time is running out for holiday gift and card shipping through the U.S. Postal Service. Mail parcels and packages by Dec. 14 for parcel post delivery by Christmas, and cards by Dec. 21, the post office's blog advises. If you miss those days, though, you're still OK—as long as you're fine with paying a little extra. Here are the absolute-last-day deadlines to keep in mind, according to the U.S. Postal Service's holiday calendar: One more date to keep in mind is Monday, Dec. 17: Traditionally, the post office's "busiest day is ... the Monday before Christmas as people mail cards and packages they prepared over the weekend," The Huffington Post reported last year. A good way to cut down on time spent waiting in line is to order your holiday …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, Dec. 20, is predicted to be the busiest day for holiday shipping through the U.S. Postal Service, which has won more than 75 environmental awards for its earth-friendly packaging materials and alternative-fuel delivery trucks.
With Chevy Chase still home to two post offices—one in Friendship Heights and one inside the Chevy Chase Village Hall—Chevy Chase residents have easy access to shipping cards and parcels through the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Service predicts that Tuesday, Dec. 20, will be the busiest day for mailing letters and packages, while Monday, Dec. 19, will be the busiest day for delivering mail this holiday season. "The Postal Service will deliver 16.5 billion cards, letters and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve using the largest civilian fleet in the world—215,000 vehicles," including "alternative fuel-capable vehicles," according to the Postal Service. Indeed, "the Postal Service is one of the greenest mailing and shipping …