There are few anglers more revered than Frederick native Bernard "Lefty" Kreh. Kreh, who turned 90 last month, has fished for nearly 70 years with everyone from Ted Williams to Fidel Castro, and from President Jimmy Carter to Ernest Hemingway. Enshrined in numerous fishing Halls of Fame, he has been honored by the U.S. Postal Service, which issued a stamp commemorating a fly that Kreh made.
A 57-year-old Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of thousands of aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service that will cost more than $2.8 million to replace, according to the U.S. State's Attorney's Office.
The Board of Public Works gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a land-swap deal that would give the University of Baltimore 2.5 acres in the heart of its campus area in exchange for finding a new location for a U.S. Postal Service truck repair facility.
If you are among America's 68 million people who can't, won't or just don't do business with private banks, the post office wants you. Recognizing a need for affordable banking services among the nation's lower-income consumers, the U.S. Postal Service also sees a way to bolster its own bottom line.
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation, saying constituents have complained of lengthy mail delays, pressed the U.S. Postal Service Friday to resume regular delivery — even as the agency reported it was not aware of any significant problems.
There will be a post office in downtown Columbia for the foreseeable future, whether it stays in the American City building on the lakefront or moves to a location nearby, a United States Postal Service official told community members in a meeting Nov. 5.
Charles Leonard Fitzpatrick, a retired postal administrator and Navy veteran who survived an emergency landing in a storm off the Aleutians during World War II, died of heart disease July 7 at his Catonsville home. He was 92.
The inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service is urging the agency to take a cue from the port of Baltimore and expand its partnerships with private businesses to cut costs and modernize its infrastructure.
Maryland District 4 Rep. Donna Edwards spoke to constituents Saturday at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, addressing economic concerns and outlining her current priorities. Edwards, a Democrat who represents parts of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, provided coffee for attendees and took questions for more than an hour. Edwards began by discussing the federal government's March spending cuts, which may result in multiple furlough days for federal workers. If two parents with
Larry Adam has not lived in Catonsville for many years. But the retired broker, who can recall walking to St. Agnes School as a youngster, no doubt still takes some pride in the way his former home responds to the annual Harvest for the Hungry campaign that he founded in 1987.
In Korea, back in the 1950s, a new commander arrived for the small military installation in Ulsan, where I was stationed. One of his first acts was to issue a general order which read, "No stupid action will be taken by any member of this command."
Given the complexities of the situation, the interests of members of Congress and the bureaucratic inertia of the Postal Service, not only is there no reason to expect any further changes being made, also there is a strong possibility that talk of eliminating Saturday delivery will remain just that, nothing but talk.
The U.S. Postal Service last week announced it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays in an effort to stop the losses they have seen over the past few years. The effects of this change could be seen locally as people and businesses will have to change the way they operate. Some businesses are dependent on Saturday mail and need the deliveries to run their shop.
Wanda Feagen, a veteran mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, takes pride in her work delivering mail and parcels in the Gwynn Oak area, including on Saturdays. The USPS recently announced it would end first-class mail delivery on Saturdays starting in August.
Many business owners interviewed along Bel Air's Main Street this week said they had no problem with the U.S. Postal Service's plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery to homes and businesses, some going so far to say the move makes sense for the postal service. Similar sentiments were expressed by people in downtown Havre de Grace, with most saying they won't mourn the passage of Saturday mail.
At the Dundalk Post Office on Dundalk Avenue this week, news that the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service would stop delivering mail on Saturdays beginning in August was greeted with a mix of apathy and understanding.
It may be the case that providing curbside delivery to neighborhoods like Kelly Glen is prohibitively expensive, but if that's the case, curbside delivery should be cut to all similarly situated neighborhoods.
The new development of Kelly Glen north of Bel Air has $350,000 single-family homes tucked away between the Bel Air Bypass and Route 1 (Conowingo Road), with direct access to the latter, but residents have one major problem: They can't get their mail delivered.
The U.S Postal Service is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man involved in an armed robbery at the small Benson Post Office between Bel Air and Fallston Wednesday afternoon.
James A. Buck gladly accepted the package at his Parkville office from the delivery man wearing a UPS uniform. But minutes later, police swooped in to arrest Buck, 57, and seized the parcel, which had contained three pounds of marijuana he sent to himself from California, according to court records.
William R. Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, blamed what he called the "exodus" in part on "legislative attacks" by Congress that he said threaten to erode pay and benefits.
A former postal worker admitted Friday that she stole mail and the gift cards inside those envelopes while processing mail at a Linthicum postal facility, victimizing more than 250 people, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore.
Dr. Georgina Y. Goodwin, a retired anesthesiologist and Postal Service medical director who was an activist for the addicted, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 27 at her residence at St. Elizabeth Hall in Timonium. She was 87.
In a rare inter-delegation, across-the-aisle nudge, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski on Tuesday called on the state's two Republican lawmakers in Washington to support a Senate version of an overhaul of the U.S. Postal Service that would save a pair of mail sorting facilities that just happen to be located in the lawmakers' districts.