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Rochester postmark for baseball fan and stamp honoree Robert Panara

July 31, 2017 09:00 AM

The Rochester Red Wings baseball team paid tribute July 23 to Robert Panara, the grandfather of deaf studies, who worked in Rochester, N.Y.

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Post offices need ‘upkeep and repair,’ says USPS inspector general

July 30, 2017 08:00 AM

The Office of Inspector General said it was looking at the conditions in mail-processing plants and would be reporting on conditions in those facilities in the future.

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Post office counter display magnet shows preliminary design for Hot Rods stamp

July 23, 2017 07:00 PM

For some reason, the USPS chose to show a preliminary design on the magnet rather than the stamp design as issued.

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Eclipse postmarks will be visible long after the total solar eclipse has passed

July 22, 2017 07:00 PM

The Jefferson City post office is planning to participate with a booth set up outside the main post office downtown. Along with selling stamps, the post office is offering an Aug. 21 postmark showing the sun in eclipse and the dome of the Missouri state capitol.

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USPS letter carriers violated federal law while working for Clinton presidential campaign

July 20, 2017 08:30 AM

The accusation, made at a July 19 Senate hearing, drew an immediate apology from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. She called the Postal Service’s violations of the Hatch Act “unintentional” and promised to end the abuses.

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Thoreau Farm postmark celebrates author’s July 12 birth bicentenary

July 14, 2017 01:00 PM

With Sam Weber’s oil-on-panel portrait, the commemorative stamp is a tribute to the author of Walden and Civil Disobedience, and it celebrates the 200th anniversary of Thoreau’s birth.

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USPS to raise rates on pair of international mail services

July 13, 2017 02:30 PM

An organization composed of international mailers is warning its members to expect “a significant mid-August price increase” on two popular products offered by the U.S. Postal Service.
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