NY Letter Carrier Sentenced for Stealing Gift Cards from Mail

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Thomas J. Joslin, age 58, of North Syracuse, New York, was sentenced today in federal court in Syracuse to 3 years of probation after previously pleading guilty to three felony counts of stealing gift cards from the mail while employed as a carrier with the United States Postal Service, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi, United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPSOIG), Northeast Area Field Office. Continue reading

USPS Issues Holiday Prices, Shipping Rates and Dates

WASHINGTONOct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — It looks to be another odd year for holiday celebrations. The biggest question likely on most minds is, do we make merry in person or virtually? No matter your plans, the Postal Service is ready to do its part to handle your special holiday greetings and gifts. But we also need you to do your part, and that is to make sure you get those packages and good wishes to your Post Office location on time. Continue reading

Don’t Abandon First-Class Postal Service

Starting with Benjamin Franklin, one postmaster general after another endeavored to speed up the U.S. Mail. In this ongoing quest to move mail faster, a series of transportation advances were eagerly adopted, from stagecoaches to steamships to railroads to airplanes. But the current postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, is pursuing a course of action that departs from the goals and aspirations of his predecessors. Continue reading