Tuesday, March 19, 2013
City Commission approves resolution Monday in support of keeping post office located centrally in city limits.
The Plymouth City Commission indicated Monday it supports efforts to keep the United States Postal Service's Plymouth branch location centrally located within city limits after the USPS sells the building it currently occupies. The USPS announced in a letter this month it was selling the Plymouth Pursell Station building and the branch would need to relocate at one of five Plymouth or Plymouth Township locations. The City Commission unanimously approved a resolution Monday throwing support toward relocating the USPS branch at either the Mayflower Center building or at 885 Penniman in downtown Plymouth, or at another centrally located area downtown. Mayor Dan Dwyer, who suggested the resolution, said he would like to see the USPS branch …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Post office in downtown Plymouth is set to close. What would you like to see in this space?
When news broke last week that the U.S. Post Office branch on Penniman Ave. in downtown Plymouth had been sold, readers chimed in with possible new locations for the USPS branch. Details about what will occupy the space once sold, however, have remained under wraps. We do know, however, that the USPS will not be operating from this location once the deal is in place. So, what would you like to see in this space? Share your ideas in the comments below!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
U.S. Postal Service is selling its downtown Plymouth building; Where should it relocate?
The United States Postal Service is seeking input from the community about where it should relocate its Plymouth branch after it reached a sales agreement on its current downtown space on Penniman Avenue, according to a letter addressed to Plymouth Mayor Dan Dwyer. According to the letter, five Plymouth and Plymouth Township locations currently are under review, but just two options would keep the post office located downtown. Two locations have been ruled out because they are not in a preferred area, the letter indicated: According to the letter, postal regulations dictate community input be sought within 30 days from the submission of the letter, dated March 4. Letters voicing input can be addressed to: Vice President, Facilities Attn: …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
WJBK-TV reports the move will save about $2 billion and will not affect package delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service will announce the end of Saturday mail delivery, WJBK-TV reported Wednesday morning. Saturday mail delivery will end in August. The move, which does not affect package delivery, is expected to save $2 billion annually, the report indicated. It's part of a 5-year plan to cut $20 billion, according to The Washington Post. On Tuesday, The Huffington Post reported that Hallmark Cards, Inc. has hired lobbyists who will ask Congress to keep Saturday delivery and consider other cost-saving measures. According to the report, postal workers say the move could result in the loss of 80,000 jobs. Will the loss of Saturday mail delivery affect you? Tell us what you think below in our comments.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Check out the newest USPS rates.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
New stamp will allow you to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10.
Time to stock up on stamps, before postage rates increase at the end of the month. The cost of sending most letters and packages will jump slightly today when the U.S. Postal Service ups its rates to help cover the costs of delivering the mail. Forever Stamps, the ones that remain good despite future postal rate increases, will increase to 46 cents. Here's a rundown of price increases: The USPS will also introduce a new First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The stamp allows people to mail letters anywhere in the world for $1.10. In addition, several new shipping services products will be available in January. Free tracking will be offered to all packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post. Priority Mail rates also will see an…
Monday, November 19, 2012
The U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates for mailing holiday packages so they arrive by Christmas.
If you're planning to mail holiday packages to military, international or U.S. destinations, the U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates those packages must be in the mail to ensure delivery by Dec. 25. Here's what you need to know to get your packages to their destinations on time: Post Office Locations Shipping Deadlines Military Shipping Deadlines* Parcel Post service to all APO/FPO/DPO addresses is Nov. 13. Priority and First Class Mail must be sent by Dec. 3 to APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093, and Dec. 10 to all other military addresses. *The deadline for Dec. 25 delivery to Africa and Central and South America is Dec. 3. For more details on military and international mailing, visit the USPS website.