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.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Watertown Police warn that packages are being taken from doorsteps and buildings, and the Christmas season is one of the worst times.
Keep a careful eye out for all those items you ordered online during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, thieves may be swooping in and stealing them, police warn. Watertown and other communities have seen an increase in the number of packages being taken from doorsteps and the lobbies of apartment and condo buildings, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. "We have had a few reports recently and this is becoming a big problem especially around Christmas time when people are ordering many items online," Lawn said. "This is just not a problem in (apartment) buildings but also in residential neighborhoods." Get the latest headlines in your email each morning in the free Watertown Patch Newsletter. Subscribe by clicking here. Police have …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Service dogs and the people they assist gathered at Perkins School for the unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service's new service dog stamps.
Hundreds of people crammed into Dwight Hall at Perkins School for the Blind Tuesday to catch a glimpse of the service dogs and the people they assist during a ceremony to unveil the U.S. Postal Service's new service dog stamps. The stamps honor four kinds of service dogs, said Boston Postmaster Jim Holland: a guide dog represented by a black lab, a tracking dog with a yellow lab pictured, a search dog with a picture of a German shepherd and a helper dog which has a Welsh Spring Spaniel. The event was emceed by WCVB Channel 5 news anchor Randy Price. Kim Charlson, director of the Perkins Braille & Talking Book Library can attest to the value of service dogs. She has had four seeing-eye dogs, including her current one, Dolly - a German …