SATURDAY MAIL SERVICE U.S. Postal Service Plans To Stop Delivering First-Class Mail On Saturdays
Reported by: Rachael Tarr
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: CNN
Reported: Feb. 6, 2013 10:47 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 7, 2013 10:01 AM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Saturday mail service will soon be a thing of the past.
CNN reported that the U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday morning it will stop delivering first-class mail on Saturdays, but packages will be delivered.
The change goes into effect Aug. 1 and is expected to save a few billion dollars.
The agency also plans to implement a number of other cost cutting measures.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said he was disappointed in the Postal Service's decision:
"In our rural areas, these postal facilities are more than just places to send and receive mail - they are truly the lifelines of their communities and can be the only way a town is able to stay connected," Manchin said. "Although the Postal Service must cut back on spending and get its fiscal house in order, cutting the muscle instead of the fat from its budget will not benefit the agency and will harm our communities in West Virginia and across our country."
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