Postal Service cutting Saturday mail to trim costs

Home delivery of packages and mail delivery to P.O. boxes will continue on Saturdays. (2/6/13)

SETAUKET - Saturday mail could soon be a thing of the past, after the U.S. Postal Service announced plans today to drop deliveries down to five days a week to trim costs.

Beginning the week of Aug. 5, home deliveries will cease on Saturdays, although packages will still be delivered, as will mail to post office boxes. The move is expected to save the Postal Service about $2 billion annually.

Normally, Congress' approval would be needed to make the change, but the Postal Service claims it's not necessary in this case. It's unclear whether Congress or the White House will try to block the change.

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Long Islanders who spoke with News 12 weren't happy to hear the news, especially those who have businesses that rely on the Postal Service.
 

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