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Small CT town receives national acclaim with unveiling of Arrigoni Bridge stamps

MIDDLETOWN — Richard Keithan grew up very close to where the majestic and iconic Arrigoni Bridge towers over Route 9 and the surrounding community.

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Postal History- Santa Letters -The First Postal Policy: Return to Sender

Santa Claus became a popular figure in the United States following the publication of Clement Moore’s poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in 1823. Inspired by the poem, Cartoonist Thomas Nast created the modern image of Santa Claus in a series of illustrations in Harper’s Weekly beginning in the 1860s. Soon more and more children were writing letters to the jolly, red-suited fellow, telling him their Christmas wishes.

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 COA requests made at any local Post Office and is available at no cost.  Click here for the Official USPS COA website:


How to Change Your Address Online:  Go to the Official Change of Address website:


For your security, we need to verify your identity using a valid credit or debit card. charges $1.10 for this service.


Change of Address Security Enhancements: As of May 1, 2023, when you submit a change of address request online, you need to take additional steps to verify your identity. 


The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing security protocols surrounding its change of address (COA) service by implementing additional identity verification methods. These enhancements are designed to address global identity theft concerns, and to protect our customers’ information. The change of address service remains simple and convenient to use. It can be completed in a few steps, online at, or by visiting one of more than 33,000 local Post Office™️ locations.


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If you're moving, submit a permanent change of address request so your USPS® mail is properly rerouted to your new address. 

If you're only relocating for 15 days up to 1 year (like going to school or staying with family or friends), submit a temporary change of address request.


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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