Wednesday, February 6, 2013
We want to know: How will the Post Office's latest announcement affect you and your business?
The U.S. Postal Service Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The current six-days-per-week mail delivery business model is “no longer sustainable,” according to the U.S. Postal Service. Continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers are among the key factors that lead to the decision. Saturday is also the lightest mail day of the week. “We must change in order to remain an integral part of the American community for decades to come,” reads a message on the U.S. Postal Service website. The majority American’s don’t seem to mind whether they get Saturday mail delivered or not. A Rasmussen poll on mail delivery in 2012 showed “…
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Is there a solution to the declining revenues of the U.S. Postal Service. Is it an agency that still is viable?
People tend to have strong opinions of the post office, or more properly, the United States Postal Service. From crabby clerks in the post offices themselves, to the love expressed for the individual letter carrier, there are strong feelings for the agency called on to carry the nation's mail. There has been discussion of dropping one day of mail delivery as the Postal Service struggles to cope with declining revenue from the services it provides. Email has all but replaced regular letter writing, leading fewer people to buy postage stamps, which always seem to inch up in price. There has even been talk locally of closing post offices such as the one in Maplewood. Missouri U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill have sponsored …
Monday, March 12, 2012
The Maplewood office is under consideration to lose counter service.
It’s been almost five months since St. Louis Postmaster Larry Diegel explained in a meeting at Maplewood City Hall why the Maplewood Post Office might lose counter service. Out of curiosity, Patch called the St. Louis office for an update. Micki Jones, customer relations coordinator for the Gateway District, was helpful. “It’s still under consideration,” she said. “No decisions have been made yet. If it was to close, we can’t do anything before May 15.” The May 15 date was set so the U. S. Postal Service would be at its fullest throughout the presidential primary elections. In December, the post office made an agreement with Congress that no offices would close before that date. The agreement also states that closures or consolidations …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Maplewood City Hall.
Removing the no-right turn sign from Arbor Avenue onto Flora Avenue highlights the list of agenda items scheduled for Tuesday night's Maplewood City Council meeting at Maplewood City Hall. The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Public disapproval of the sign resulted in two petitions with more than 50 percent of residents in the 7300 block of Flora requesting the sign be removed and speed bumps be installed. (See related on Patch: No-right Turn Sign Draws Council Attention) The sign was added more than 15 years ago to discourage traffic. Homeowners have said it has become an inconvenience. Also on tonight's agenda:
Friday, April 8, 2011
Late Friday night, a temporary budget deal was reached to avoid a shutdown of the federal government. Here's what Maplewood-Brentwood Patch readers should know about the possible government shutdown.
Late Friday night CNN reported that Democratic and Republican negotiators reached a budget deal that will avoid a government shutdown. According to a CNN breaking news alert, House Speaker John Boehner said the House will pass a short-term measure that will keep the government funded through the middle of next week, when a longer-term package is expected to be enacted. However, U.S. Congressman Todd Akin's camp tells Patch that a short term solution is not the answer to solving the bigger issue of government overspending. READ PREVIOUS STORY: The federal government is in danger of a shutdown if the legislature does not pass a budget by midnight Friday. U.S. Congressman Todd Akin (R-Town and Country) represents Missouri's second district, …