Post Office to Keep Saturday Mail Delivery

USPS drops plans to halt Saturday mail delivery service.

Westhampton and Hampton Bays residents will get mail on Saturdays — The United States Postal Service board of governors stated Wednesday that they will delay plans to cease mail delivery on the weekend.

Congress has prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule for mail and packages, according to a statement released by the board.

In February, the Postal Service announced that it would end regular mail delivery on Saturdays beginning early August.

The move came as a cost-cutting measure, as the USPS hoped to save $2 billion annually by cutting Saturday delivery service. According to reports, the USPS lost almost $16 billion last year.

In July 2011, the Postal Service announced the closure of 3,600 post offices across the country in an effort to save money. (Its Westhampton-Hampton Bays locations were not affected.) In January, it also increased stamp prices once again, from 45 cents to 46 cents, to mail 1-ounce letters.

Susan Roby Berdinka April 11, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Maybe our local post offices should START delivering. Most of the post offices in this region don't deliver at all.


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