Join the Providence PCC for a night of Bowling and Networking

Providence PCC cordially invites you to join us for bowling and networking

 Tuesday, October 30, 2018

        5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Breaktime Bowl & Bar, in the Hope Artiste Village

             999 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 


RSVP: Please call Barbara at 401-276-6950 or email

Registration is free for paid members of the Providence PCC

If you’re not a member yet, the cost is $20.00 per person, and will provide a one-year membership!


Enjoy bowling, networking, appetizers, and cash bar


Please note: The bowling alley is located on the 3rd floor without elevator service.

History: The duckpin bowling alley was built in the 1920’s by Hope Webbing Company in an effort to prevent its employees from unionizing. Despite voting for unionization likely in the 1930’s, the owners decided to leave the bowling alley operational indefinitely. Its existence and preservation was one of the main factors in Urban Smart Growth‘s decision to acquire and preserve the mill.

Lance Robbins, the CEO of Urban Smart Growth, found the alley to be one of the most interesting elements within any property he has revitalized. The authenticity and connection to Pawtucket’s history has been preserved in such a way that people today can enjoy recreation in an identical manner to 100 years ago. Upon restoration, the alley saw its first use in over 20 years. It now has the chance to continue providing activity for years to come! It is one of, if not the last, surviving industrial recreation duckpin bowling alleys in the United States.


October 10, 2018

DMM Advisory

Classification keeping you informed about classification and mailing standards of the United States Postal Service


USPS™ Announces Proposed New Prices for 2019


The Postal Service™ filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of proposed price changes to take effect January 27, 2019. The new prices, if approved, include a five-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail® Forever® stamp from 50 cents to 55 cents. Metered letters would have a three-cent increase.


The proposed prices would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 2.5 percent, and most of the price increases for Shipping Services products will vary by product, with Priority Mail increasing 5.9 percent, and Priority Mail Express increasing 3.9 percent. While Mailing Services price increases are limited based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), Shipping Services prices are adjusted strategically, according to market conditions and the need to maintain affordable services for customers.


The proposed Mailing Services price changes include:


Product Current Proposed
Letters (1 oz.) 50 cents 55 cents
Letters additional ounces 21 cents 15 cents
Letters (metered) 47 cents 50 cents


The proposed domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate® retail price changes are:


 Product Current Proposed
Small Flat Rate Box $7.20 $7.90
Medium Flat Rate Box $13.65 $14.35
Large Flat Rate Box $18.90 $19.95
APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box $17.40 $18.45
Regular Flat Rate Envelope $6.70 $7.35
Legal Flat Rate Envelope $7.00 $7.65
Padded Flat Rate Envelope $7.25 $8.00


PRC review and approval of the proposed prices are required before the scheduled January 27, 2019 implementation date. The complete Postal Service price filings with the new prices for all products can be found on the PRC site under the Daily Listings section at For the Mailing Services filing, see Oct. 10, 2018, Docket No. R2019-1. For the Shipping Services filing, see Oct. 10, 2018, Docket No. CP2019-3.


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