The financial woes of the US Postal Service hit home in Lafayette Friday, with a visit from US Senator Mary Landrieu. Landrieu toured the Moss Street Post Office and Processing Center as part of her drive to halt the closing of thousands of post offices.
Right now a moratorium... more »
United Way of Acadiana, USPS and Food Net are taking part in the 19th Annual National Association of Letter Carrier's Food Drive. The food drive will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Gather canned goods and leave a bag near your mailbox to help feed families in Acadiana. The... more »
Next-day first class mail delivery will soon be a thing of the past. The US Postal Service announced first-class mail delivery will soon slow down in an attempt to cut costs. Lafayette resident, Doris Prudomme, said "I have an income tax business, so I mail a lot of income tax... more »
The US Postal Service looks at cutting positions in Lafayette to save millions. 84 employees could be relocated as early as next spring. It's all part of a proposed nationwide spending cut for the US Postal Service.
"We're losing $23-million each and every day." McKinney Boyd of USPS says,... more »
It seems every year the US Postal Service looks at closing some post offices. This year, an $8-billion loss could shut down 3,700 post offices nationwide. In Louisiana alone, 51 post offices could close, including two in New Orleans, two in Alexandria and one each in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and... more »
The mayor of Loreauville and the Iberia Parish Council are taking some precautionary steps, in hopes of preventing the closure of the town's only post office. They've written letters to the United States Postal Service, opposing a recent USPS proposed regulation.
If approved, proposed regulation (39 CFR 241.1) would... more »
Shipping last minute items? If you did you're not alone. The US Postal Service estimates more than 800-million cards, packages and letters were sent on Monday-- making it the busiest mailing day of the year. "The carriers (Monday) are taking 3 to 4 times as many parcels as they normally... more »