FRANKLIN COUNTY, N.C. — A group of Franklin County residents are upset because they say the U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail to their neighborhood.
There are 26 homes in the Ridgemont neighborhood, but 19 of the homes have not gotten a piece of mail delivered for months.The development was built in 2007, but when the recession hit, building stopped. The first residents did not move into the neighborhood until last year.
Also, about a year ago, the postal service started requiring cluster mailboxes in new neighborhoods as a cost saving measure.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – We often hear of crooks breaking into community mailboxes, but over the long weekend they went one step further and took off with the entire mailbox.
Several people living on Limestone Arch Avenue in Mountain’s Edge are without mail service for a few days after thieves unbolted a 16 unit community mailbox over the Memorial Day weekend. “I was kind of surprised to see that they took the whole mailbox,” Russ Bowman said.
A postal worker in Thunder Bay ended up in hospital on Wednesday after a community mailbox toppled over onto her as she was delivering the mail.
“It fell right on top of her, breaking her glasses, hitting her head and her right shoulder was injured,” said Joanne Nowosad, president of the Thunder Bay local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, in a statement issued on Thursday.
“These mailboxes are a clear and present danger to public safety… what if it had fallen on top of a child?”
The worker’s injuries were not believed to have been life-threatening. Photographs taken by union representatives show the box somehow became detached from its concrete base, causing it to fall forward onto the ground.
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — The first thing you notice about SW 9th Terrace in Blue Springs is the less-than-attractive mailbox in front most of the homes. The boxes, stuck on stakes, are propped up in big plastic buckets. Neighbors here say they’ve been living with these eyesores for five years.
They have no choice. If they dig a hole in their front yard and put the mailbox in the ground, they’ll be in violation with the US Postal Service, which won’t deliver their mail according to neighbor David Brush.
The problem is that the subdivision wasn’t supposed to have door-to-door mail delivery. Mail was supposed to be dropped off at a centrally located cluster box.
But unlike most of the other streets in this subdivision, SW 9th Terrace never got a cluster box. It was the first street built in the development and the developer went bankrupt without taking care of the mailbox problem.
CHICO, Calif. -Vandals broke into a Chico neighborhood mailbox and stole all of its contents.
Neighbors claim it happened sometime between Thursday night and Saturday morning. Pat Standley has lived on Admiral Lane for more than eight years. She said she has never experienced anything like this.
“My first reaction was anger,” said Standley. “I was really mad, you know, thinking who would do this?”
Standley said that on Saturday morning she went to get the mail and noticed all of the doors were open. She thought the mail woman was in between drop-offs until she realized the postal service was not around.