newsGyrocopter pilot who landed at U.S. Capitol sentenced to four months in prison
April 22, 2016 10:23 AMA former United States Postal Service letter carrier from Florida was sentenced April 21 to four months in prison for flying his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds in what a federal judge branded an act of “self-aggrandizement.”
newsA tough first year for Postmaster General Megan Brennan
April 22, 2016 08:47 AMIt’s been a rough start for the nation’s 74th postmaster general. Since taking office in February 2015, Megan J. Brennan has endured setback after setback in her attempts to right the troubled United States Postal Service.
newsNational park quarter commemoration on April 11 Kentucky postmark
April 07, 2016 04:53 PMAn April 11 postmark from Middlesboro, Ky., accomplishes the dual goal of honoring Cumberland National Historical Park, and celebrating the new 2016 quarter dollar that also commemorates the park. The quarter was launched that day with an 11 a.m. ceremony at the park’s visitor center.
newsUSPS delivery woes confirmed by new Postal Regulatory Commission report
April 07, 2016 04:24 PMA new report confirms what a lot of postal customers have been saying for months: mail service isn’t as good as it used to be. That’s the verdict that the Postal Regulatory Commission delivered March 28, declaring there has been “a recent dramatic decline of service performance” for single-piece letters and postcards, and that all forms of first-class mail had failed to be delivered as quickly as promised.
newsBuying stamps can be an ordeal at San Antonio post office
April 04, 2016 01:40 PMWhen Postmaster General James Farley went to San Antonio in 1937 to dedicate the Texas city’s new post office and federal building, he used the event to plug stamp collecting. “You’ll find it a lot of fun,” he told a crowd of 3,500. “And besides it helps the [Post Office] department.” Today you would be hard pressed to find a more beautiful post office in America than the six-story Beaux Arts building Farley dedicated across the street from the Alamo. Yet if you go into the post office and buy a stamp — as Farley urged 79 years ago —you are in for an ordeal.