Post Office http://nhpr.org en Saving The Post Office http://nhpr.org/post/saving-post-office <p>Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. However,&nbsp; a host of other factors have led the United States Postal Service to financial decline, job losses, and in August, the stoppage of Saturday delivery.&nbsp; Freelance writer <strong>David Dayen</strong> says he has an idea that could save the country’s second largest employer:&nbsp; in a <a href="http://www.psmag.com/business-economics/us-postal-service-saturday-delivery-postal-banking-52778/" target="_blank">piece for Pacific Standard Magazine</a>, Dayen suggests the post office get back in the business of banking.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:48:27 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22215 at http://nhpr.org Saving The Post Office And You Thought Your Post Office Was Inconvenient... http://nhpr.org/post/and-you-thought-your-post-office-was-inconvenient <p></p><p>Last year, the&nbsp;US Postal Service <a href="http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/facility-closures.htm">released a list </a>of thousands of rural offices across the country that could be closed in an effort to save money, five of them in&nbsp;New Hampshire.&nbsp; But in May, the&nbsp;USPS changed its mind.&nbsp; These rural offices would not be closed….but their hours of operation would be reduced.&nbsp; Just how much they’d be reduced, however, came as a shock to the people in one tiny town. Producer Sean Hurley traveled there to bring us the story.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 26031 at http://nhpr.org And You Thought Your Post Office Was Inconvenient... Need Mail Service in the Town of Sugar Hill? You've Got 30 Minutes http://nhpr.org/post/need-mail-service-town-sugar-hill-youve-got-30-minutes <p>The town’s post office, which had been open three hours a day, is now open for one half hour a day, 10:15 to 10:45 am. After that, residents will have to drive to nearby towns like Lisbon or Franconia.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 20:45:07 +0000 Brady Carlson 5841 at http://nhpr.org Need Mail Service in the Town of Sugar Hill? You've Got 30 Minutes Sugarhill, N.H. Post Office Now Open Only 30 Minutes Each Day http://nhpr.org/post/sugarhill-nh-post-office-now-open-only-30-minutes-each-day <div><p>SUGAR HILL, N.H. (AP) &mdash; A rural post office in northern New Hampshire is now open just a half-hour a day for customers to buy stamps.</p><p>No other services are available at the Sugar Hill post office across from Town Hall. A rural carrier from Lisbon is running it from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Customers found out Friday when they saw a notice posted on the door.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 16:27:19 +0000 Associated Press 5813 at http://nhpr.org Sugarhill, N.H. Post Office Now Open Only 30 Minutes Each Day