Once again, the Postal Service is facing difficult times. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is against the cessation of Saturday mail delivery.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week.
In an announcement scheduled for later today, the service is expected to say the cut, beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about $2 billion annually.
The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points — package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010. The delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.
The mail processing plant operated by the U.S. Postal Service in White River Junction will remain open, saving 245 jobs. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…
Senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy and U.S. Representative Peter Welch announced on Thursday that the postal service plant, which earlier had been threatened with closure, will remain open under legislation the Vermont delegation championed.
Sanders says keeping the center open will help ensure good postal service in Vermont…