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USPS only suggests new mailboxes

Some residents who receive cards concerned

Shown is an example of a free-standing mailbox. The United States Postal Service is requesting, but not requiring, postal customers to install mailboxes as close as they can to the curb to speed delivery.

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It was about 3:15 Monday afternoon, dismissal time for Great Bend Middle School. Harrison Street in front of Becky Dudrey’s house was choked with students and their parents.
Dudrey looked at an oversized post card she received from the United States Postal Service requesting she install a new curb-side mailbox. “This is ridiculous.”
The card she referred to came from the USPS and the Great Bend postmaster. It reads “The US Postal Service is motorizing delivery service in your area. We are requesting that you place a mail receptacle at the curb.”
By delivering via a vehicle, the ...


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