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State purchases historic Annapolis post office building

Annapolis post office

The Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved the state’s purchase of the 111-year-old Annapolis post office, which had been shopped by the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service.

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Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs

WASHINGTON — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week, an apparent end-run around an unaccommodating Congress. The service expects the Saturday mail cutback ...

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Carbon monoxide leak at Baltimore post office

A Baltimore fire department spokesman says exhaust fumes from generators outside a post office building are being blamed for sickening employees. Fire department spokesman Kevin Cartwright says two people were taken to hospitals from the main post office complex and ...

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Post office nears historic default on $5B payment

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is bracing for a first-ever default on billions in payments due to the Treasury, adding to widening uncertainty about the mail agency’s solvency as first-class letters plummet and Congress deadlocks on ways to stem ...

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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, ...

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Postal changes will hurt small businesses

Utility bills are paid, legal briefs are filed and the Christmas shopping all gets done online. But for magazines, clothing catalogues and movies, the mail still matters. For some mail-dependent businesses, quick and cheap first-class mail service from the U.S. ...

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In financial crisis, post office turns to Congress

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned that the Postal Service is on “the brink of default” as he battles to keep his agency solvent. Without legislation by Sept. 30, the agency “will default on a mandated $5.5 billion payment ...

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City official disputes Post Office’s release on reduced service

The U.S. Postal Service said Monday that pickup and delivery of mail for business and residents near the Baltimore Grand Prix course would be curtailed, but at least one city official said he was “stunned” by the announcement. Grand Prix ...

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