Thursday, January 31, 2013
Stamps and Priority Mail services went up in price Sunday, and a new worldwide stamp is now available.
The price to send a letter just went up a penny; stamps are now 46 cents. This increase was part of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) hike on stamps and priority mail, which became effective on Sunday. Even with the price hike, experts claim the USPS could run out of money within six months to a year if Washington doesn't act, according to NBC. Mail delivery could even stop for a period of time, Michael Crew, director of the Center for Research in Regulated Industries, told NBC. If you want to plan ahead and avoid future (and probably inevitable) hikes, the USPS offers Forever Stamps, that are good for — well — as long as the Mail Service is delivering mail. They can be used on a letter of 1 oz. or less and are the same price of a …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
U.S. Postal Service rates are set to change by one cent on a First Class letter on Jan. 27.
Tuesday, January 8
The cost to mail a letter will rise slightly later this month when postal-rate changes go into effect, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Stamp prices will increase by one cent -- from 45 cents to 46 cents -- to mail one-ounce letters, effective Jan. 27. The cost for letters weighing more than one ounce will stay the same, at 20 cents for each additional ounce, an announcement from the postal service says. Postcard stamps will see a one-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 cents. Letters under one ounce mailed anywhere internationally will cost $1.10, the announcement says. Those looking to save a few cents could stock up on the postal service's Forever stamps (costing 45 cents until the one-cent increase on Jan. 27), which are usable …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tiverton Police, working with US Postal Inspectors and Massachusetts State Police, arrested a local man after discovering he was being shipped in marijuana and steroids from California via the federal mail service.
A local man was charged with two counts of felony drug possession after local police - who were working with federal inspectors - found he was receiving marijuana and steroids through the mail. Craig P. St. Amour 37, of 464 Hooper St., Tiverton, was arrested on Monday, June 25 at 1:35 p.m. after Tiverton Police, Massachusetts State Police and Unites States Postal Inspectors made a controlled delivery of a package that they suspected to contain narcotics. According to Lt. Patrick Jones authorities were tipped off that the package - which was mailed via the United States Postal Service from California to St. Amour's address - could contain drugs after a drug-sniffing dog identified it. "After the delivery was made and local officers along …