Archive for January, 2009

Hawleyville post office will close

NEWTOWN — The long love affair between the Hawleyville post office and its loyal customers will come to an end on — of all days — Valentine’s Day. “… at the close of business on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, operations at the current Hawleyville post office will end,” Edward Phelan Jr., the U.S. Postal Service’s […]

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Alaska Statehood Stamp Features Iditarod Musher

The spirit of Alaska and its colorful past were celebrated today when the U.S. Postal Service issued the 50th Anniversary Alaska Statehood commemorative stamp in the Discovery Ballroom of The Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, AK. The stamps went on sale nationwide this week. In celebration of Alaska’s past, with the treaty ratification with Russia […]

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Court: Inmate Cannot Sue U.S. for Copyright Infringement

A federal inmate who copyrighted a calendar he produced while performing graphic-art labor as part of his 17-year-bank robbery sentence cannot collect the $500,000 he says his product is worth, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The courts routinely dismiss copyright infringement cases against the United States brought by federal employees who developed products as […]

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Sandra Rose – The Pharr Rd. Post Office Thug Thizzlez Are At It Again

Remember last month I told you about the thug thizzlez (thieves) at the Pharr Rd. post office going through my mail and stealing my Bobby Brown book? Welp, a couple of days ago I received a text message from a very popular local media personality who said he might also be a victim of the […]

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Bellmead post office burglarized

BELLMEAD – A teenager is behind bars after allegedly burglarizing the Bellmead post office Monday night. Nineteen-year old Trence Hilliard was arrested for the break-in. Michael Sullivan, a United States Postal Inspector, told News Channel 25 Hilliard broke into the building Monday evening by breaking the glass out of a window and crawling through. They say he was obviously searching […]

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Where Does the Money Go?

It’s all too easy to get carried away with our credit cards. But not everyone charges for lingerie, booze, and online dating—and leaves the taxpayer with the tab. That’s just what federal employees have been doing regularly, according to a March audit by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. Federal workers spent roughly $18 billion in […]

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Accused investor worked to gain the trust of fellow Catholics

Richard Piccoli’s clients included 50 priests, churches, religious orders and cemetery associations. Used Catholic priests as references to get clients for alleged Ponzi scheme Richard S. Piccoli had a gift of gab and a message few could refuse. At a time when people watched their retirement funds evaporating by the month, Piccoli’s mortgage company guaranteed […]

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Ardenvoir post office will remain open

Daryl Wilcox: Owner of Cooper’s General Store and Cafe in Ardenvoir Ernie Swanson, spokesman for regional post office operations in Seattle, wrote in an e-mail Thursday the U.S. Postal Service will let the Cooper General Store and Cafe keep its post office — and Ardenvoir can keep its 98811 ZIP code after the store’s owner […]

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Presidential Libraries

August 4, 2005 was a special day in American postal history. It was on this day that the United States postal service released a commemorative postage stamp to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955. Some people may think that the Presidential Libraries are our wonderful tax dollars at work, but […]

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Postal Service will study consolidating local distribution facility

Some operations in the U.S. Postal Service’s processing and distribution center in Wilkes-Barre could be consolidated into a similar facility in Scranton as the system has seen a steepening decline in first-class mail. The decision will be made after a five-month feasibility study, said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Ray Daiutolo. “We’re always looking for ways […]

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