The U.S. Postal Service offers tips and suggestions so holiday packages arrive in time for the holidays.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Are you one of the many holiday revelers with families and friends spread all across the country and the world? If so, even before you dive into that gift list, it's important to know how early must you buy, wrap and post holiday gifts so they get to their destination in time for the holidays. Before you head out to the Hamilton, South Hamilton or Wenham post offices here are some suggestions and mailing deadline dates from the U.S. Postal Service to ensure your gifts are delivered on time and in one piece: Packing tips from the USPS: Calculated for December 25, 2012. Domestic Mail Class/Product Dates First-Class Mail® Service Dec. 20 Priority Mail® Service Dec. 21 Express Mail® Service Dec. 22 Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC…
The U.S. Postal Service this week released a list of 43 post offices statewide that are being considered for closure and none of the three post offices in the two towns were on the list.
Hamilton and Wenham – with three post offices combined in the two towns – dodged a bullet this week with the release of a list of post offices slated for closure avoided the North Shore altogether. Hamilton, with two post offices, has more post offices per capita than almost every other community in the area. Post office spokesman Dennis Tarmey said the list of possible closures is just the first round of what will likely be many future rounds of post office closures because of the declining use of the post office. Statewide, 43 post offices were on the list, with 31 in eastern Massachusetts. The closest communities to Hamilton and Wenham with post offices on the list are Chelsea, Haverhill, Lowell and Medford. “Is there a possibility that…