Thursday, February 7, 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 Wednesday morning announced 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 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 required to pre-fund health benefits for retirees, and those costs are …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
While it will only cost a penny more to mail a letter, but shipping is a different story.
Tuesday, January 8
New cars, health insurance, electronics, college tuition—all of these things are expected to cost consumers more in 2013, according to USnews.com. We're even going to be paying up to 4 percent more for groceries. And, and you can now add the cost of mailing a letter or package to the list of increases this month. While a regular letter or post card will only cost a penny more, rates to ship some packages are going up 6 percent. According to a press release from the U.S. Postal Service, beginning on Jan. 27, it will cost 46 cents, a penny more than last year, to mail a 1 ounce, First Class letter to any location in the United States. This is the second price change for First Class stamps since 2009. Cost for letters of more than an ounce …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Here’s a list of some of the local facilities that will be closed on July Fourth.
While many of us will be celebrating Independence Day by attending parades and fireworks displays or barbecuing in the back yard, keep in mind that July Fourth is a federal holiday, and as such, most federal, state and municipal offices will be closed. And since it’s a federal holiday, the post office won’t be delivering mail, and the stock market and most bank offices will also be closed. Here’s a list of a few other locations that will be closed Wednesday: Village of Lemont Village offices—now located at Central School, 410 McCarthy Road—will be closed Wednesday for the July 4 holiday. Offices will re-open Thursday. Lemont Public Library The Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St., will also be closed Monday, however the drop box will …