A proposal would end Saturday first-class mail delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly announcing on Wednesday that it will stop Saturday first-class mail delivery by Aug. 1, reported CBS News. Mail personnel have delivered mail on Saturdays for 150 years, but the plan is to end regular mail service, while maintaining Saturday delivery for packages and express mail, CBS News reported. The move is the latest attempt by the cash-strapped federal department to save money. It has already cut employees and service, but still reportedly lost $16 billion last year. What do you think about this idea? Would you miss Saturday mail service?
Residents encouraged to donate canned and dry goods on May 14.
Monday, May 2, 2011
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the U.S. Postal Service.) On Saturday, May 14, area letter carriers will again help Stamp Out Hunger! as they participate in the nation’s largest one-day food drive. U.S. Postal Service letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America will collect donated food items as they walk and drive along their postal routes The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger! effort began 19 years ago. Last year, letter carriers across the country collected a record total of 77.1 million pounds of food. This was the seventh consecutive year that the drive exceeded 70 million pounds of donated food. Supporting the drive again this year are the U.S. Postal …