USPS contract stamp printing company employee sentenced for stealing stamps

BUFFALO, N.Y.-Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Irvin Bates, 64, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of theft of government funds, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay $3760.00 in restitution by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Assistant U.S. Attorney Maura K. O’Donnell, who handled the case, […]

Robert Panara: Teacher and Pioneer of Deaf Studies to be Immortalized on a Stamp

3/15/2017 The Postal Service’s 16th stamp in the Distinguished Americans series honors Robert Panara (1920-2014), an influential teacher and a pioneer in the field of Deaf Studies. He inspired generations of students with his powerful use of American Sign Language to convey works of literature. At age 10, Panara was profoundly deafened after contracting spinal […]

USPS Honors Civil and Women’s Rights Legend Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height Forever Stamp is Newest Addition to Black Heritage Stamp Series WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today kicked off this year’s Black History Month observances by dedicating the Dorothy Height Forever stamp during a ceremony at Howard University. The 40th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors Height, a tireless activist, who dedicated […]

Postal News Recap: Postmasters shot, killed, Higher health premiums, USPS facilities, New 2017 stamps

Video: Mississippi Postmaster shot in the arm during attempted robbery – PONTOTOC – Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said authorities are looking for a white male and white female, who are suspects in the Friday morning shooting of the Randolph Postmaster. BCA says 5% of 50 million Jack-o’-lantern stamps delivered to USPS may be defective […]

USPS: New Stamps Commemorate America’s Favorite Pets

Paws, Claws, Hooves, Scales, Fins and Feathers! LAS VEGAS — In a tribute to America’s favorite pets, the U.S. Postal Service dedicated Forever stamps here today featuring photographs of 20 different domestic animals — two dogs, two cats, two birds, two fish, four reptiles, five rodents, a crustacean, a rabbit and a horse. The first-day-of-issue […]

Postal Service Honors Legendary Teacher

Jaime Escalante Forever Stamp On Sale Nationwide WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today salutes Jaime Escalante, the east Los Angeles teacher known for using unconventional methods to inspire inner-city high school students to master calculus, with the issuance of a new Forever Stamp. The stamp dedication ceremony was held during the League of United […]

USPS: Tuesday’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Includes 2016 Stamp Category

WASHINGTON — Here’s your chance to become a “Jeopardy!” champion. The popular television game show is giving the Postal Service its stamp of approval Tuesday, May 10, by including a 2016 Stamps category. Give your family the inside edge on Tuesday night’s clues by viewing the stamps and getting background information on each of them: […]