Not until you check the stamp. I’m guessing the news savvy readers of Baristanet already know the price of stamps goes up tomorrow to 39 cents, even though a lot of other folks didn’t get the memo. From the New York Times

What?” Kat Roberts, a film producer from Brooklyn, said as she walked down the steps yesterday of the vast James A. Farley Post Office on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. “I didn’t see anything. Have they been advertising it in the paper or anything? That’s ridiculous! That’s an outrage! I’m a pretty aware person, I read everything, and I keep my eyes open, and I didn’t see a thing.”

At the Farley Post Office, one of the nation’s largest, there were no signs announcing the increase, which the Postal Service said was a result of a Congressional act in 2003 requiring it to put aside more than $3 billion each year into escrow, beginning this year.

According to a press release from the USPS, the new stamps went on sale Dec. 8.

Liz George is the publisher of Montclair Local.

One reply on “Don’t Mail That Letter!”

  1. Since the U.S. Postal Service, according to the New York Times article, posted a profit of $1.4 billion shouldn’t we reap the benefits of a postal rate reduction?

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