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It’s back! Postal convenience!

Written July 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

This is not the kind of breaking news that in the old days might have stopped the press, but from the standpoint of convenience it’s a big deal: The drive-up drop box outside the Albany Post Office on First Avenue has been restored.


‘Forever’ gets a little cheaper

Written April 6th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

What does a first-class stamp cost? The price is “Forever,” it says. How much is that? Any day now, to my surprise, it will be two pennies less.


Let the post office share the load

Written December 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This time of year, waiting in line at the Albany Post Office tends to take longer, presumably because of the pre-Christmas rush. I’m wondering why the Postal Service does not make things easier for the public by giving contract offices the authority to handle more of the load.


Common sense loses twice

Written April 29th, 2013 by

  Two federal organizations have thrown in the towel and given up on making sensible changes in their routines. Under pressure from Congress, the Postal Service decided it had to keep delivering the mail on Saturdays. And the Transportation Security Administration, under pressure from flight attendants and their union, backed off its decision to allow people […]


Wrong move: Postal Service sues

Written February 23rd, 2013 by

Mail users may not believe it, but the Postal Service’s studies showed it benefited from sponsoring Lance Armstrong and his cycling team. The U.S. Justice Department has announced it is joining a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, the cyclist who won the Tour de France seven times but was stripped of the titles because he used […]


 
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