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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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December 22, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

It’s The Busiest Time of the Year at Shady Grove Post Office (VIDEO& PHOTOS)

Employees at the United States Postal Services (USPS) processed more than 600 million pieces of mail on Dec. 20 and projecting nearly 16 billion cards and letters and 750 million packages this holiday season.  This is an estimated 12 percent increase in package volume compared to last year’s holiday season, according to a news release. […]

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December 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

It’s a Busy Day at the Post Office

T’is the season! If you are going to the Post Office today, prepare to wait in line. The United States Postal Service predicts that today, Dec. 14, will be the busiest mailing and shipping days for holiday packages, letters and cards. The busiest mailing day also is expected to be the Postal Service’s busiest day […]

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March 13, 2014 | Staff Writer

USPS Introduces the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp

The Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp went on sale today (March 13) at Post Offices nationwide and online. “Combining influences from rock, modern jazz, soul and the blues with his own innovations, Jimi Hendrix helped found three new genres of music — heavy metal, jazz fusion and funk — and in doing so, left behind an […]

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May 13, 2013 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Man Sentenced for Stabbing at Post Office

John J. McCarthy, State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, announced on May 13 that a judge sentenced Ray A. Young (68) of the 600 block of Concerto Lane in Silver Spring, to nine years in prison for the first-degree assault of Mesfin Lakew (59) at a Post Office. The jury reached its verdict on March 20, […]

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May 3, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Police Investigate Sexual Assault in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on May 2 in Silver Spring. According to police, a 21-year-old postal employee was walking in the neighborhood behind the Post Office during her lunch break when she was approached by a male subject. Police said the suspect was armed with a knife and forced […]

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