Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Saturday suspension of mail delivery debate applies to today: but not because of USPS budget problems!
You may be wondering if there'll be any new mail in your mailbox today (that is, if you can even make it to your mailbox, with all this snow.) The answer is that mail service in all of New England—not just Massachusetts—has been suspended, according to the Huffington Post. The ban extends throughout all six New England states. The unusual decision was made due to safety concerns, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Christine Dugas. The decision came after over two feet of snow falling throughout much of New England made many roads impassable, she said. Dugas reminded people to clear around their mailboxes or paths to their homes by Monday, when mail delivery will resume.
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, CBS News reported. 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?
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Sean Williamson, 42, of Peabody, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and five counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. He allegedly conspired with a Stoneham man.
A former U.S. Postal Service employee pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to charges stemming from his involvement in a drug conspiracy, according to a Massachusetts Department of Justice press statement. Sean Williamson, 42, of Peabody, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and five counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine, according to the statement. Williamson, along with alleged co-conspirators John Thibedeau, William Zuluaga and Stoneham resident Gerard Harrington, were indicted in Sept. 2011, according to the statement. Harrington and Williamson are former Postal Service employees who worked out of the Somerville Post Office, reads the statement. The …