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Postal News: USPS predicts double-digit percent jump in shipping volume for holidays

November 13, 2013 The United States Postal Service expects to process 545 million pieces of mail every day throughout this holiday season; totaling nearly 15 billion pieces of mail to be delivered between Thanksgivin... more »»

Postal News: Poinsettia stamps blooming at nation’s post offices

November 6, 2013 The U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of issuing classic holiday stamps with a bright and cheerful rendering of America's favorite holiday flower — the poinsetti. more »»

Local water quality issues now recognized at national level

October 30, 2013 An unusual event occurred in Washington, D.C., late Wednesday, Oct. 23. The House of Representatives voted 417-3 to pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRDA). Re. more »»

Postal News: USPS: Limited edition stamps circulated with famous ‘upside down’ Jenny stamp

October 30, 2013 The United States Postal Service announced that it printed 100 additional sheets of stamps of the recently issued Inverted Jenny stamp, but with the plane flying right-side up. more »»

Postal News: USPS inducts Ray Charles into Music Icons series

October 23, 2013 On what would have been his 83rd birthday, the “father of soul,” Ray Charles, returned to two “stamping ovations” on Sept. more »»

America is losing its perspective

October 16, 2013 The impasse in Washington is symptomatic of a general loss of perspective throughout America. I can understand the Tea Party’s concern that we must get our financial house in order. more »»

Postal News: Hispanic Heritage Month spotlights business growth opportunities

October 9, 2013 Post offices in the United States Postal Service’s Suncoast District will hold lobby events during Hispanic Heritage Month to help businesses learn how to use the Postal Service to grow their... more »»

Raid of 20/20 funds is betrayal of public trust

October 2, 2013 On Sept. 18, 2013, at their final budget hearing, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners betrayed the public trust. more »»

Postal News: USPS launches major upgrades to priority mail

October 2, 2013 Capitalizing on strong growth in its shipping business, the United States Postal Service has launched major changes to its priority mail line-up, with improved features including free insurance,... more »»

A call to action

September 25, 2013 The ruling last week from the State Inspector General’s office substantiating the allegations against former Lee County Schools Superintendent Dr. more »»

Postal News: Stamp commemorates War of 1812’s Battle of Lake Erie

September 25, 2013 Two hundred years ago, the phrase, “We have met the enemy and they are ours,” was penned by U.S. more »»

Postal News: Tennis legends serve up tributes to honor icon

September 18, 2013 Tennis legends Billie Jean King and Katrina Adams paid tribute at the First-Day-of-Issuance Forever stamp dedication ceremony honoring tennis legend Althea Gibson as the 36th inductee into the Unite... more »»

Postal News: USPS issues March on Washington stamp

September 11, 2013 Equality has a stamp of its own as the U.S. Postal Service introduces the 1963 March on Washington limited-edition stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic milestone. more »»

Lee County has opportunity to balance its budget

August 30, 2013 This is the first opportunity Lee County government has had in four years to balance the budget. Between now and when the new fiscal year begins Oct. more »»

Postal Pointers: Forever stamps honor America’s industrial workers

August 28, 2013 The contributions of America’s industrial-era workers are memorialized on a new sheet of Forever stamps titled “Made in America: Building a Nation. more »»

Postal Pointers: Stamps feature New England coastal lighthouses

August 21, 2013 Five lighthouses that for centuries enabled sailors to navigate safely in the waters along the northeastern United States, will be issued as the New England Coastal Lighthouse Forever stamp. more »»

Florida Legislature: Sweeping changes in ethics and accountability; hypocrisy or something else?

August 21, 2013 An article which appeared in the “Views” section of another paper on Sunday, March 3, was titled “Ethics and Accountability. more »»

Postal Pointers: Change address using the USPS; avoid bogus Web sites

August 14, 2013 The U.S. Postal Service and the Postal Inspection Service are warning customers to steer clear of non-postal Web sites offering Change of Address (COA) services for a fe. more »»

Postal Pointers: USPS answers top five mailing questions

August 7, 2013 The U.S. Postal System receives many questions about the mail. Here are the top five questions and answer. more »»

Our girls are not for sale: Combating human trafficking

August 7, 2013 Dear “john,” OUR GIRLS ARE NOT FOR SALE! Be on notice that we will not tolerate rape and enslavement of our children and women. more »»

 
 

 

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