Postal service suspends Wednesday delivery

Published 4:18 pm Monday, December 3, 2018

From Staff Reports

President Donald J Trump has proclaimed Dec. 5 as a national day of mourning and an opportunity to pay homage to former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away on Friday, Nov. 30.

Per a press release from the United States Postal Service, all regular mail delivery and retail service on Wednesday, Dec. 5 will be suspended. The USPS will provide limited package delivery service, however regular mail service will be suspended. Normal USPS operations will resume Thursday, Dec. 6.

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All other federal offices will be closed Wednesday as well, as will the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

“I call on the American people to assemble on that day in their respective places of worship, there to pay homage to the memory of President George H.W. Bush,” a Dec. 1 statement released by President Trump said. “I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance.”

In light of the proclamation from the President, local Wednesday newspaper delivery will be delayed. Wednesday newspapers will be published online at and will be made free for all to view on that platform. To view, simply go to and click E-Edition, which can be found below the Valley Times-News masthead on the website’s main page. Newspapers will also be available via normal single copy locations Wednesday morning. Printed Wednesday newspapers will arrive in Thursday’s mail, along with Thursday newspapers.

Regularly scheduled delivery will resume Thursday with the Wednesday, Dec. 5 newspaper alongside the Thursday, Dec. 6 newspaper. All preprint advertising from Wednesday’s newspaper will be available in the Thursday edition.