Friday, May 10, 2013
Be sure to leave your donations by your mailbox.
Once again, the United States Postal Service employees in Medfield are working to help those in our community who rely on the Medfield Food Cupboard to feed their families. On Saturday, May 11, postal drivers will collect any bags of food left next to, or hanging from the flags of, mailboxes on their routes, and then deliver them to the Medfield Food Cupboard. Past postal drives have resulted in thousands of contributed items which fill the shelves before summer. The items especially needed this year include: At this time the Food Cupboard DOES NOT NEED any soup, canned vegetables or pasta. Perishable, expired, or opened items should not be donated as these cannot be used and will be thrown away. Financial and SCRIP donations …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A proposal would end Saturday first-class mail delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly announcing on Wednesday that it will stop Saturday first-class mail delivery by Aug. 1, reported CBS News. Mail personnel have delivered mail on Saturdays for 150 years, but the plan is to end regular mail service, while maintaining Saturday delivery for packages and express mail, said CBS News. The move is the latest attempt by the cash-strapped federal department to save money. It has already cut employees and service, but still reportedly lost $16 billion last year. What do you think about this idea? Would you miss Saturday mail service?
Monday, January 28, 2013
It now costs 46 cents to send a letter and 33 cents to send a postcard.
On Sunday, the United States Postal Service inceased its rates to 46 cents to send a letter, and 33 cents to send a postcard. The "Forever" stamp will still be honored (and is now worth 46 cents). For more information, click here.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
U.S. Postal Service rates are set to change on Sunday, Jan. 27. It will now cost 46 cents to send a letter, and 33 cents to send a postcard.
The cost to mail a letter will rise slightly next week when postal-rate changes go into effect, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Stamp prices will increase one cent, from 45 cents to 46 cents, to mail one-ounce letters, effective Jan. 27. The cost for letters weighing more than one ounce will stay the same, at 20 cents for each additional ounce, an announcement from the postal service says. Postcard stamps will also see a one-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 cents. Letters under one ounce mailed anywhere internationally will cost $1.10, the announcement says. Those looking to save a few cents could stock up on the postal service's Forever stamps (costing 45 cents until the one-cent increase on Jan. 27), which are usable even after …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Did you mail your holiday cards and packages yet?
According to The Business Journals, today is the busiest day for the delivery of holiday mail and tomorrow, Dec. 20, will be the busiest for delivering packages. On Monday, the United States Postal Service was expected to take in 658 million pieces of mail, compared to 528 million on an average day, an increase of more than 25 percent, according to the story. "Our employees work tirelessly to make sure cards and packages arrive on time for the holidays," said Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster General and chief executive officer. "With 237 years of experience, we're sure to process the mail provided to us by Dec. 22 in time for the holidays." Have you mailed your holiday cards and packages yet? How were the lines? What did your mailbox look …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Here's a look at the day ahead.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Today's Forecast: Monday's weather, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Notable Events: In observance of Christmas the following places in the town of Medfield will also be closed today: Medfield High School Warriors' Monday: The boys' JV ice hockey team will will travel to Attleboro for a 3 p.m. game. The Medfield Library will hold a Holiday Party and Gingerbread House Iron Chef Event for students in grades 6 - 12 today on Friday, Dec. 30th from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This fun event will feature music, food …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
What is your biggest concern about the USPS changes?
An estimated $3 billion in U.S. Postal Service reductions is expected to create delivery delays for the first time in decades. Details of the wide-sweeping changes, which are expected to include closing 3,700 local post offices and cutting 100,000 employees, was released Monday, The Huffington Post reported. Saturday delivery, which has been in question as the postal service faces bankruptcy, will remain for at least two years. The cuts would reportedly close roughly 250 of the nearly 500 mail processing centers across the country as early as next March. Because the consolidations would increase the distance mail travels from post office to processing centers, the agency also would lower delivery standards that have been in place since …