U.S. Postal Service

Hudson Valley News
4:27 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Town Takes On Postal Service

Residents of one upstate New York town are taking action - against the U.S. Postal Service - which is facing a $10 billion deficit this year.

When postal officials told the Shandaken town board they were proposing cost-cutting service changes that included cutting back hours at local post offices, they were met with hostility.

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New England News
8:40 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Pols React to USPS Plan to Continue Six-Day Delivery

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Local members of Congress are pleased to see the U.S. Postal Service withdraw its plan to halt Saturday mail delivery. But the decision still leaves several unsolved issues.

Earlier this week the U.S. Postal service announced that it would delay implementation of a plan to halt Saturday mail service sought by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.

The announcement came after the Board of Governors met to discuss a piece of legislation included in the Continuing Resolution passed by Congress last month that requires six-day mail delivery.

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Hudson Valley News
5:41 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Congressional Rep Condemns Timing of Mail Center Consolidation

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A New York Congressman testified before postal regulators, criticizing the decision to consolidate a postal facility in the Hudson Valley earlier than planned.

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The Roundtable
10:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

3/22/13 - Panel

Actor and musician Kevin Bacon at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego.
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Today’s panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf, WAMC's David Guistina, and WAMC's Patrick Donges. Roundtable host Joe Donahue moderates.

For the part of this hour we'll also be joined by Kevin and Michael Bacon to discuss their careers in music and film, the Bacon Brothers Band, and the cultural phenomenon that is the six degrees of Kevin Bacon.   

Today's topics include:

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Senators Intro Bill to Streamline Postal Service, Save Services

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Vermont’s junior Senator has introduced legislation to boost the U.S. Postal Service and save Saturday delivery.

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