Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
It looks like Freehold is taking another hit with the U.S. Postal Service. The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday morning that it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. This news comes only a few weeks after the increase in stamp prices and over a year since the nearby Freehold Borough Post Office closed, making Monmouth County the only New Jersey county to not have a post office in its county seat. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable”. The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays, and local post offices …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
U.S. Postal Service rates increase by one cent
Howell residents going to the post office will need to carry an extra penny or two. Postage rates will rise slightly today, according to the U.S. Postal Service. According to an announcement by the postal service, new postage rates go into effect today, with letter and postcard stamps being affected. The U.S. Postal Service relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations and doesn’t receive tax dollars for operating expenses. Stamp prices increase one cent, from 45 cents to 46 cents, to mail one-ounce letters. Postcard stamps also see a one-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 cents. The cost for letters weighing more than one ounce stay the same, at 20 cents for each additional ounce. Letters less than one ounce …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options around Howell.
If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry—there are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25. Below is a rundown of USPS, UPS, and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service. The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from the Howell, Farmingdale or Adelphia post office by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. U.S. POSTAL SERVICE Method Last day to ship First Class Mail Thursday, Dec. 20 Priority Mail Friday, Dec. 21 Express Mail Saturday, Dec. 22 FEDEX Method Last day to ship FedEx Express Saver Wednesday, Dec. 19 FedEx 2Day Thursday, Dec. 20 FedEx Standard Overnight, …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Federal and state income taxes have to be postmarked by today
Tax returns at the federal and state levels have to be postmarked by today, Tuesday April 17 to meet this year's deadline. This year's deadline is two days later than the regular April 15 mark because this year it fell on a Sunday and yesterday was Emancipation Day in Washington DC. The Howell Post Office, located at 4170 Route 9 will be open until 5 p.m. The Adelphia Post Office, located at 16 Wyckoff Rd. will be open until 4:30 p.m. In prior years there were locations open later on Tax Day before the increase in electronic filings cut down on the need for extended hours. See more information on mailing your tax return through the U.S. Postal Service.