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 announced Wednesday 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 in Old Town Manassas, on Sudley Road and on Old Centreville Road in Manassas Park 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 …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The price to mail a standard letter is now 46 cents.
The price to mail a letter or bills increased by one penny to 46 cents on Sunday. The U.S. Postal Service also introduced its Global Forever Stamp, which will allow you to mail letters anywhere in the world for $1.10. Forever stamps can be used to mail a 1-ounce letter any time in the future regardless of price changes. The increase comes as the U.S. Postal Service continues to search for ways to diversify its business model, reign in legacy costs for retired workers and still provide service. Along those lines, eliminating mail delivery on Saturday and closing certain post offices have been discussed. Four Ways to Keep up with Manassas Patch:
Monday, December 24, 2012
Post offices close at noon on Monday.
U.S. Post Offices in Northern Virginia will close at noon on Monday and at noon on New Year's Eve. All post offices will be closed on Christmas Day, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Customers can still purchase stamps and mail letters and packages by using self-service kiosks. There is also the Click-and-Ship option, which allows letters and parcels to be mailed from home, with free pick-up. However, there is no delivery or home pick-up Christmas Day. For more on the holidays in Manassas, click here.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Residents are encouraged to leave one bag of non-perishable food at their mailboxes on Saturday for their mail carriers to pick up and donate to a local food pantry.
Letter carriers all over the U.S. will be looking to pick up more than just mail this weekend. Saturday is the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, an initiative of the U.S. Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers. Residents can do their part by leaving at least one bag of non-perishable food at their mailboxes or wherever their mail is normally left. The carrier will pick up the food and take it to a local food bank. To raise awareness for the event, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and National Association of Letter Carriers President Frederic Rolando are scheduled to appear at a press conference today at 9:30 a.m. in the District at NALC headquarters. More than 49 million people in America struggle to feed themselves …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
U.S. Postal Service officials say three mail carriers were injured in dog attacks this month.
Dog owners allowing their pets to roam free when the weather's warmer has caused major problems for some mail carriers. In Northern Virginia, three letter carriers were injured by dog bites in the last two weeks, said Patrick Murphy, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service. In the Dale City-Woodbridge area, a dog jumped a fence and attacked a postal worker; that person remains out of work after undergoing two surgeries related to the attack, Murphy said. Another worker was bitten 11 times by two dogs in Alexandria who charged through an open gate and attacked. A dog lunged through a screen door and bit a carrier in Alexandria, Murphy said. Seven cases of dogs biting postal workers were reported this year. Forty-nine cases were reported …