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Saturday Mail Delivery, a Link for Rural Towns, to Continue

Saturday Mail Delivery, a Link for Rural Towns, to Continue

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The financially beleaguered Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery, conceding Wednesday that its gamble to compel congressional approval had failed. With limited options for saving money, the governing board said the agency should reopen negotiations with unions to lower labor costs and consider raising mail prices. Yet […]

Plan for More Postal Service Cuts Worries Rural Communities, Elderly

Plan for More Postal Service Cuts Worries Rural Communities, Elderly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet. “Our financial condition is urgent,” declared Postmaster […]

Rural Residents Fight Back to Save Local Post Offices

Rural Residents Fight Back to Save Local Post Offices

FOX, Ark. – If the U.S. Postal Service ever thought it could simply slip into hundreds of rural communities across the country and quietly close their post offices without a fight, it now knows differently. In any town, having almost 200 people show up for a community meeting would be impressive. On Nov. 28, a […]

Return to Sender

Return to Sender

ARKANSAS – On a recent morning, a small crowd gathered in the freshly swept parking lot of the Lambrook, Ark., post office, a simple brick building with white trim. Word had spread quickly through the rural community of fewer than 100 residents that a meeting was being called that evening to talk about the U.S. […]