A volunteer beautification project at the Vineyard Haven post office can remain, but no more donations will be accepted, U.S. postal officials said this week.

A volunteer effort to beautify the Vineyard Haven post office lot came to an abrupt end Monday.


Gone is the 02568 zip code above the door announcing the building's identity. Gone, too, are the mail slots marked Tisbury, on-Island and off-Island. Now Vineyard Haven post office customers will drop their mail into bins labeled with two generic classifications, local and out of town. The sleek eagle emblem of the United States post office hangs above the new corner entrance.


Post Office Studies Move for Expansion in Vineyard Haven


The Vineyard Haven post office is contemplating renovations to its Five Corners location and would like to relocate temporarily to the Tisbury park-and-ride lot.

Architect James Carlson told town selectmen on Dec. 10 that the Island's primary postal facility plans to increase its size by rearranging its own space and that of its tenants. Cumberland Farms and Muriel W. Laverty Real Estate currently rent space from the postal service.