mail delivery

Jul 24, 2013

Changes eyed in door-to-door mail delivery

WASHINGTON — Americans for generations have come to depend on door-to-door mail delivery. It’s about as American as apple pie. But with the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, the delivery service could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal a House panel was considering Wednesday. Curbside delivery, which includes […]

Apr 25, 2012

Senate: Make it tougher to close post offices

WASHINGTON — A Senate bill aimed at saving the U.S. Postal Service would make it harder to close thousands of low-revenue post offices and end Saturday mail delivery, even though the struggling agency says those moves are just what’s needed to reduce its massive debt and become profitable again. The measure takes steps to help […]

Apr 17, 2012

Senate seeks ways to save ailing U.S. Postal Service

WASHINGTON — With big postal cuts looming, the Senate is deciding whether to stabilize the ailing U.S. Postal Service with a short-term cash infusion while delaying most decisions on closing post offices and ending Saturday mail delivery by requiring further review. The mail agency, teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, says it needs to begin […]

Feb 23, 2012

Mikulski, Cardin seek halt to postal center study

EASTON — Maryland’s senators are demanding a halt to any study by the Postal Service involving the closing of the distribution center in Easton and moving mail processing to Wilmington, Del. In a letter dated Thursday to the Postmaster General, Democratic Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin said the call for a new study lacks […]

Nov 15, 2011

Post office near default? Losses mount to $5.1B

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service said Tuesday it has lost $5.1 billion in the past year, pushing it closer to imminent default on a multibillion-dollar payment and to future bankruptcy as the weak economy and increased Internet use drive down mail volume. The financial losses for the year ended Sept. 30 came despite deep […]

Aug 30, 2011

USPS sticks with mail delivery warning

The U.S. Postal Service stands by its announcement Monday that delivery may be affected in downtown Baltimore neighborhoods and areas this weekend because of the Baltimore Grand Prix. The USPS had said that mail pickup and delivery for businesses and residents might be curtailed because of numerous street closings for the race. But City Councilman […]

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