Mail Delays Out of Harrisburg
Our valued subscribers whose mail is processed through the Harrisburg Mail Distribution Center have missed delivery of both the December 5, 2018 and December 12, 2018 issues of the Sullivan Review. The Harrisburg plant is apparently not delivering newspapers and other mail in order to place an emphasis on package delivery. This situation was made worse by the closing of the USPS on December 5, 2018 for the funeral of President George H.W. Bush.
Each issue of the Sullivan Review is printed on Tuesday and prepared for the Post Office using best practices furnished by the USPS. This includes an Intelligent Mail Barcode which includes 65 characters from zip codes to delivery sequence for your mail carrier. Your papers are sorted each week by the Sullivan Review according to postal requirements, and placed in flat tubs, which have barcoded tags, and then sorted by Sully staff into rolling carts at the post office here in Dushore.
The carts are loaded onto a mail truck on Wednesday morning and are delivered to Scranton, from where they are forwarded to Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia. Only the newspapers that go to the Harrisburg processing plant, which only have to be placed on a sorting machine for delivery to you, are not being processed.
The problem is not in Dushore or at your post office, it is in Harrisburg. Please be assured that we mail your paper every Wednesday morning.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and urge anyone who is interested to sign up for online access, which is included free of charge with a print subscription. The digital edition is available through our website on Tuesday afternoon. To sign up call us at 1-800-582-1774 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.