Weekend hours added at Island Post Offices

Two tents were set up behind the Vineyard Haven Post Office to store the volume of packages.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service announced that it is expanding package pickup hours on the Island. In a press release, expanded weekend hours were announced. Here they are:

Vineyard Haven

Dutch-door service
Saturday, 7 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 8 am – 12 pm


Saturday, package pickup 7 am – 1 pm
Sunday, package pickup 8 am – 12 pm

 Oak Bluffs

Saturday, package pickup 12 pm – 4 pm

 West Tisbury

Saturday, package pickup 12 pm – 4 pm


Saturday, package pickup 12 pm – 3 pm



  1. The Postal Service, not just on MV, is in crisis which began in 2006. It funded itself and was in the black. The feds wanted to get money from the PS and made them prefund 75 yrs of retired health benefits. No othe gov agency had such a requirement. It decreased their staffing and facilities. New employees were trained and most left due to bad, stressful working conditions. Fast forward to Covid and Trump appointing his donor DeJoy to Postal Inspector. Mail is at Christmas levels and employees are given mandates that slow service down. A failure of the service would please the President. He wants to privatize it to enrich his buddies.

  2. All the extra hours in the world cannot save the VH post office. I waited over 40 minutes in line before getting to the counter. The clerk took the package number from my phone and went to a computer for information. Finally said she would look for the package. After more than five minutes another clerk came out and went over to the next station. She then said she would help me. I told her the first clerk was doing so. Her response “She has left for the day”! It was about 4:50. A very strange time for a shift to end. The first clerk did not even have the courtesy to let me know she would not finish helping me. Slow service is always expected at the post office. This type of rude behavior should not be tolerated.

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