August 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmember Glass Calls for More Ballot Drop Boxes

During an Aug. 21 press conference in Gaithersburg on protecting the United States Postal Service, Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass said he reached out to the Maryland State Board of Elections advocating for more ballot drop boxes throughout Montgomery County. Glass made the request out of concern that the “postal service isn’t running as optimally […]

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August 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Washington Grove Mayor: ‘The Absence of the Post Office Would Have a Devastating Effect’

John Compton, the mayor of Washington Grove, says the absence of a functioning post office would have a “devastating effect” on his small town, which takes up 200 acres of land. Washington Grove, the historical “town within a forest,” was incorporated in 1937, and is home to around 555 people with about 200 households. The […]

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August 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Trone, Officials Urge Postal Service to Safeguard Voting, Medicine Deliveries in Montgomery County

U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) and several elected officials in Montgomery County are urging U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy not to mess with the United States Postal Service. Trone held a news conference outside of the Gaithersburg Post Office on Summit Avenue Friday, where two constituents spoke about their experiences with USPS delays. Victoria Paton, […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Leads Rally to ‘Save the Post Office’ with Leisure World Residents

A group of Leisure World residents rallied in support of protecting the post office from political dismantling Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, joined the residents for a “United States Postal Service Day of Action” news conference outside of the Leisure World post office. Several residents, including Louise Doss-Martin, spoke in […]

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January 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

USPS Taking Another Nickel to Send a Letter

It’ll cost an extra nickel to send a letter. The U.S. Postal Service raised rates from 50 cents to 55 cents — a 10 percent increase. Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail also increased by almost 10 percent, the biggest price increase in USPS history. The increase went into effect Sunday. According to USPS, price […]

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February 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Consumer Alert About Online Scams (VIDEO)

The latest Consumer Alert from the Office of Consumer Protection is about online scams. Watch the alert, below:

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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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April 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 18, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is scheduled to attend the 2016 Regional BioTech Forum in Gaithersburg later today. This will be his second visit to Montgomery County in a week. 2. Early voting continues from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at ten locations […]

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October 3, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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MoCo Police Rescue Deer Stuck in a Gate (VIDEO)

UPDATED In this Montgomery County Police video, watch Sgt. Phillip Chapin of the Montgomery County Police Department’s 2nd district free a deer that was stuck in a residential gate on South Glen Road in Potomac earlier this week. Sgt. Chapin is assisted by a United States Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier and several concerned residents.

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October 3, 2014 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know, Today, Oct. 3 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 3, in Montgomery County: 1- The enterovirus has not been reported in Montgomery County. Find out where it has been reported. 2- Did you see how Montgomery County Police, a USPS worker and residents rescue a deer stuck in a fence. 3-  The attorney for Catherine Hoggle, […]

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