Saturday, February 9, 2013
The brunt of the storm is behind us, but will you see your mail today?
An inquisitive reader asked if mail delivery will happen today after so much snow overnight. 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. She reminded people to clear around their mailboxes or paths to their homes by Monday when mail delivery will resume.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Do you think a hunger strike will end the proposed cuts to the post office?
In the wake of the proposed cuts to the U.S. Postal Service, a group of protesters has announced plans to go on a hunger strike. At the end of the month, a group of five people calling itself Communities and Postal Workers United announced plans to begin a hunger strike to call attention to what it says is the reason for the service's financial failings, according to Bloomberg.com. The protesters blame a 2006 congressional mandate requiring the postal service to pay in advance for retiree health benefit costs, saying without that mandate the service would be profitable. The postal service, which is closing processing plants and offering worker buyouts to cut costs, said it lost $3.2 billion in the quarter ended March 31 and will …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
A column highlighting the trends, thoughts and news from Facebook and Twitter.
Here at Marlborough Patch, we take social media pretty seriously. The platform is one way we look to interact with you, answer your questions and get to see what's on your mind. Social Media Saturday is a weekly feature where we highlight your questions and thoughts you've shared on Facebook, Twitter and other media throughout the past week. We'll also point you to some new and interesting pages you may not have known about before. Highlights of the Week: Currently, we've got 897 fans liking us on Facebook, which is a great thing. We've also got 620 followers on Twitter, with numbers growing every day. Here are some highlights of what took place this week: 1. "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from …