Thursday, February 7, 2013
Most around town agree with the Postal Service's new Monday-Friday letter delivery.
When the U.S. Postal Service announced on Wednesday that mail would no longer be delivered on Saturdays, Rochester and Rochester Hills residents reacted positively. On the Rochester Patch Facebook page, readers sounded off on the change, which the Postal Service says will save about $2 billion annually. The new Monday-Friday letter delivery schedule will begin in August; packages will still be delivered on Saturdays. "Great - one less day of getting bills," said reader Jim Hample. "Fine with me. I always forget to check it until Monday anyway," said reader Ben Schutz. "I don't really like it, but I understand it," said Jennifer Prall. Most readers said they wouldn't miss their Saturday mail. "They could go to three days a week, as far as …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Find out when you can visit the library or the Secretary of State office, recycle your Christmas tree or attend a special meeting on the Older Persons' Commission.
Whether you need to mail a last-minute package or recycle your Christmas tree, here's a guide to holiday hours and building closures around Rochester and Rochester Hills during the holidays: Curbside recycling will also be available Christmas week and the following three weeks. Check the city's website for more information.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A long-forgotten time capsule lies sealed behind the wall at the new Penny Black.
I've walked passed it dozens of times--maybe you have, too--never knowing what was there, buried behind the wall. It may be one of the best-kept secrets in town. More than 70 years ago, a time capsule was placed behind the cornerstone of the old post office building at Fourth and Walnut streets. It seems the copper box containing all sorts of historical treasures has been untouched for seven decades. There are no records suggesting it was ever removed or opened. Today, Penny Black, a new restaurant, is open for business in the old post office. In keeping with the history of the site, the restaurant was named for the world's first adhesive postage stamp, issued by Great Britain in 1840. A postmark design is used for the restaurant's logo …