Mixed Feelings on U.S. Postal Service Changes


By Ellis Eskew

If you like getting your mail on Saturdays... well, that will soon be a thing of the past.

After struggling for years to stay afloat competing against business that is now mostly done online, the U.S. Postal Service decided to cut out Saturday mail deliveries.

Letters would be delivered to homes and businesses only from Monday through Friday. However, Packages would continue to be delivered on Saturdays.

People we talked to say they have mixed feelings about it.

"Here's the thing, it's going to end up hurting a lot of businesses. A lot of places still depend on the postal service on Saturday," said Mike Mavrinac.

"It's disappointing. I've definitely used the Saturday service and have relied on it for many years. But if there are budget concerns that is something to be respected and resolved," says Lydia Shows.

The postal service says they could save up to 2 billion dollars with the change.

"I think if it will save the post office that amount of money, it's a good thing. I think we can all live with 5 day a week mail service," said Barry Ehrlich.

 The postal service hopes to save 2 billion dollars with the changes that will be implemented in August.


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