Post Office to Keep Saturday Mail Delivery

USPS drops plans to halt Saturday mail delivery service.

Southampton residents who get home delivery will continue to get mail on Saturdays — the United States Postal Service board of governors stated Wednesday that they will delay plans to cease delivering letters 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.  In January, it also increased stamp prices once again, from 45 cents to 46 cents, to mail 1-ounce letters.


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