The debut of the U.S. Postal Service's 46-cent Forever stamps brings rate changes on Jan. 27.
Saturday, January 19
You may want to stock up on Forever stamps sooner, rather than later. The cost to mail a letter is, yet again, set to increase this month. Rate changes go into effect Jan. 27, according to the U.S. Postal Service, which relies on stamps and other products, rather than taxpayer dollars, to fund operations. At that time, stamp prices to mail 1-ounce letters will increase one cent each—from 45 to 46. This brings the cost of a standard 20-stamp book up from $9 to $9.20. Reuters reports that postal officials have been asking Congress for the green light to increase stamp prices beyond inflation, end Saturday mail delivery and make other changes in order for them to stay in business amidst plummeting mail volumes. "The agency lost $5.2 billion…
A special post office box has been established for those wishing to send condolences to Newtown, CT.
The following text was provided by the U.S. Postal Service. NEWTOWN, CT—The U.S. Postal Service has established a unique Post Office Box to allow the public to send condolences to those affected by the tragedy in Newtown CT last week. Those who wish to send expressions of comfort should address them to: Messages of Condolence for Newtown PO Box 3700 Newtown, CT 06470 “We understand that there is an outpouring of support for everyone in the Newtown area and we hope to make it easier for those who wish to send encouragement and messages of compassion to those affected,” said Kimberly J. Peters, Connecticut Valley District Manager for the U.S. Postal Service, adding, “Through letters and cards, families will be able to hold that friendship …