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 PCC Fairfield County Ceremony marks issue of Paul Newman commemorative stamp

If you thought Westport’s favorite son, the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, was just another celebrity think again. Along with Academy Award nominations and movie box office success, Newman also managed to raise more than $450 million for charity through his legacy foundation.

In recognition of Newman’s cultural and philanthropic contributions, the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday honored Newman with a commemorative stamp, which was formally unveiled at the new Newman’s Own headquarters.

“Giving to others was his life’s work and for that the U.S. Postal Service has honored him,” said Kevin Hogan, Westport’s postmaster.

More than 150 people crowded into the Morningside Drive headquarters to see the official unveiling and to get a companion, limited-edition pictorial postmark designed by Westport artist Miggs Burroughs. That postmark will be available at the downtown post office for the next 60 days.

“He was a great man who saw the need and wanted to provide,” said David Mastroianni, district manager Connecticut Valley, United States Postal Service.

A proclamation was read from Gov. Dannel Malloy declaring Oct. 14 Paul Newman Day in the state of Connecticut. Likewise, First Selectman Jim Marpe read a similar proclamation designating the same day for local recognition.

“It’s almost impossible to describe in terms of how proud we are,” Marpe said of Newman.

“We as Westporters are so proud and so thrilled by the commitment of the Newman organization,” 


David Mastroianni, district manager Connecticut Valley, USPS, Nell Newman, Karen Harney, Mailing Requirements, USPS, Clea Newman Soderlund, who serves on the board of directors of the Newman’s Foundation & Kevin Hogan, Westport Post Master
Writer A.E. Hotchner, a friend of Paul Newman who co-founded Newman's Own with the actor in 1982, shares a few words at the commemorative stamp issue ceremony.
Art Gerckens, PCC Co-Chair with Clea Newman Soderlund & Nell Newman
Bill Llewellyn, Universal Printing & Mailing Services, Fairfield, CT & Neal & Janine Salvey, Corporate Mailing Services, Shelton, CT
Below are some pictures from our successful Gretaer New Haven National PCC Day 2015


Network Rationalization Initiative

The Postal Service has decided to defer most of the plant consolidations that were scheduled to take place this summer as the final stage of its Network Rationalization Initiative.

The Network Rationalization Initiative is the multi-phase, multi-year effort announced in 2011 to balance mail processing infrastructure costs against current and anticipated mail volumes and successfully right-size the postal processing network.

The decision to defer the next phase of the initiative was based upon operational considerations, and was made to ensure that the Postal Service will continue to provide prompt, reliable and predictable service consistent with the published service standards.  

The planned consolidation activities will resume in 2016. 

The Postal Service will continue to implement network efficiencies and pursue service performance improvements as it has always done.




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services. COA requests made at Post Offices are available at no cost. There’s a

USPS wants customers to know they may be paying too much for change of address (COA) services at non-postal websites.


Some sites charge as much as $40 to register new addresses. Others charge nominal fees upfront before tacking on hefty charges later.


Consumers often find the sites while searching for change of address information online. Some sites falsely claim to be affiliated with the Postal Service.


USPS has no relationships with non-postal sites that offer change of address $1.05 identity verification fee to process COA requests submitted online.


Customers who used a non-postal site to submit a change of address request and request a refund should be referred to the business that operates the site


Since the launch of the Postal Service mobile application (app), more than 4.6 million people have downloaded the app in its iPhone, Android and BlackBerry configurations. No matter the device, customers can use the app to track packages, find Post Office locations, calculate shipping prices, look up ZIP Codes, schedule pickups, order supplies or request hold mail services.

The iPhone application, released in December 2009, has been downloaded by 3.6 million customers and is ranked the 11th most popular free business application in the Apple App Store. The Android application, released in March 2011, has been downloaded about 900,000 times.

Each platform application has recorded millions of visits. Customers using the iPhone version are visiting USPS online more than 1 million times each week. Go to   to get started.

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