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  • For mail carriers, Saturday routes roll on — at least for now

    For mail carriers, Saturday routes roll on — at least for now
    Wanda Feagen pulled on her blue United States Postal Service coat and a pair of thick black gloves shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, blinking against a hard wind and waiting for her mail delivery truck to fill up on gas. "Hoo hoo!" she said of the cold...
  • Social Security cutting hours to trim spending

    Social Security cutting hours to trim spending
    With widespread budget cuts on the horizon, Social Security beneficiaries will soon get a preview of how customer service can be affected by a more austere federal government. Though the agency made no public announcement, the Woodlawn-based Social...
  • Loss of Saturday mail delivery meets mixed reactions

    Loss of Saturday mail delivery meets mixed reactions
    The U.S. Postal Service last week announced it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays in an effort to curtail losses it has seen in recent years. The changes, set to begin Aug. 5, should save the agency $2 billion annually at a time when the Postal...
  • Don't be surprised if Saturday mail delivery continues well beyond when it is supposed to end in August [Editorial]

    It comes as no surprise that a wholly un-scientific person on the street survey in Bel Air and Havre de Grace last week indicated the reaction to the U.S. Postal Service ceasing Saturday letter deliveries would be no big deal. No doubt, there are some...
  • Congress stacked the deck against the Post Office

    Congress stacked the deck against the Post Office
    Recent news coverage of the U.S. Postal Service's proposal to end Saturday mail deliveries has focused mainly on the public's reaction to the change ("For mail carriers, Saturday routes roll on — for now," Feb. 10). What has scarcely been...
  • As political rhetoric fires up, federal workers feel the heat

    You can't blame federal workers if they're feeling like a punching bag for politicians these days. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney rallies supporters with claims that federal workers are overcompensated by as much as 40 percent. The...
  • Havre de Grace: Toss a silver dollar across the Susquehanna in honor of Washington

    Happy President's Day, dear readers. Monday, Feb. 18 is the official observance, but President George Washington's birthday is Feb. 22. Slice that cheery pie from Goll's Bakery, 234 North Washington Street, 410-939-4321 and toss a silver dollar across...
  • Flora M. Rees, administrative assistant

    Flora M. Rees, administrative assistant
    Flora M. Rees, former administrative assistant to the dean of what was then the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, died Sept. 25 of heart failure at Atrium Village in Owings Mills. She was 89. The daughter of a barber who owned Miller's...
  • Success of Ravens and Orioles brings back memories of 1971

    Success of Ravens and Orioles brings back memories of 1971
    Forty-one years. Until now, that's how long it had been since Baltimore's baseball and football teams thrilled fans by making their respective playoffs in the same year. In January, the Ravens played New England for the AFC championship, and lost to the...
  • Hope, cynicism run high for second Obama term

    Hope, cynicism run high for second Obama term
    — Four years after he rode into the White House on a message of change, President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term Monday amid lowered expectations and a sense that his re-election has done little to alter the nation's fractured...
  • After years of using media rate, looks like columnist no longer rates with the postal service

    I recently had an unnerving experience at a post office. I hasten to add that it did not occur at the Roland Park Post Office, our home branch, where we walk daily to pick up mail. On Saturday errands, I stopped at another post office to mail some...
  • Ellicott City: Here's a drama of lost dogs with a happy ending

    In early January, if you witnessed people criss-crossing Route 40 at all hours and wondered why, here's the answer. Not one, but three Ellicott City dogs were lost at the same time — Holly a shih tzu, Bernie, a greyhound, and Sparrow, a...