Thursday, January 17, 2013
Someone is stealing checks from outgoing mail and cashing them, said police.
Howard County Police are advising residents to take precautions when placing checks in mailboxes after a string of mail thefts were reported in the county. Police have received seven reports of checks being stolen from their outgoing mail in Laurel and Clarksville. "In each case, a suspect looks for mailboxes with red flags up, indicating there is outgoing mail in the box to be picked up," stated police. "The suspect then steals checks from the outgoing mail, alters the payee's information and then goes to a branch of the victim's bank to cash the checks." Due to the recent thefts, police are encouraging residents to drop their checks at a local post office or inside a residential blue post office box. Police asked that residents who …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options around Laurel.
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 Laurel or Laurel Mall 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, FedEx Priority…
Monday, February 27, 2012
Nearly 100 employees at the Gaithersburg mail processing facility could be laid off in the postal service merges Maryland operations.
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Monday, February 27, 2012
By Mark Miller for Capital News Service Sen. Ben Cardin criticized proposed cuts to mail processing facilities announced by the United States Postal Service this week, two of which could see Maryland facilities consolidated with others outside the state. The cuts, as described by USPS spokeswoman Freda Sauter in an email, would see the mail processing center in Cumberland consolidated with a Johnstown, Pa., facility, and the Suburban Annex facility in Gaithersburg shut down and its operations diverted to the Southern Maryland Capital Beltway Facility in Capitol Heights. All told, the proposed Maryland changes could affect almost 150 workers. Cardin said he opposes the Cumberland plant closure, but he reserved his harshest criticism for a …