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No mail service on Saturdays? Not to worry

Politicians seem upset, few others

The Scotia Post Office on Mohawk Avenue in Scotia.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
The Scotia Post Office on Mohawk Avenue in Scotia.
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Many people had low-key reactions Wednesday to word that the U.S. Postal Service plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but local members of Congress oppose the move. The service reduction, scheduled to take effect the week of Aug. 5, will save the financially strapped USPS about $2 billion annually, said Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe. Local post office lobbies that are open Saturdays will continue to be open, and behind-the-scenes delivery operations ...

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