Post Offices closed Monday, Columbus Day

October 05, 2012 @USPS

All Post Offices in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in observance of the Columbus Day federal holiday.

There will be no regular mail delivery; only Express Mail will be delivered. All Post Offices will re-open with regular mail delivery and collections resuming on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

As customers, there are three options available if you need postal services over the Columbus Day holiday weekend. Besides 24/7 self-serve kiosks located at select Post Offices and that can be viewed online at or are listed below, another option: you can use your neighborhood Contract Postal Unit, which may be a grocery store, drug store or other business.

Extensive postal information and services are available 24/7 online at You can create your own postage there using Click-N-Ship, drop them in a blue collection box or schedule a Package Pickup, for no extra charge, online.

At your convenience
Automated Postal Centers (APCs) or self-serve kiosks are as simple to use as a bank ATM. They provide mailing and shipping services as well as ZIP Code look-ups.

In Maine, the South Portland and Scarborough Post Offices have APCs in their 24-hour lobbies.

The lobby at the Portland Main Post Office at 125 Forest Avenue is open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. to provide access to its APC.

In New Hampshire, the following Post Offices have 24-hour APCs in their lobbies: Concord, Derry, Dover, Keene, Londonderry, Manchester Main PO, Merrimack, Nashua and Salem.

In Vermont, the Champlain Station Post Office at 370 Shelburne Road, Burlington has a 24-hour APC in its lobby.

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