Stopping Saturday delivery could save post office $2 billion annually


Business as usual: Greenfield Post Office employee Frances Upchurch cleans off her work area after finishing her route for the day. The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it was looking to end Saturday deliveries beginning the week of Aug. 5. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

People who have post office boxes will continue to receive mail on Saturdays, according to a U.S. Postal Service plan that would cut Saturday delivery to everyone else except those receiving packages. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — While the U.S. Postal Service’s plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays marks a cutback in service, most customers and employees were taking the news in stride Wednesday, hoping the step will at least help keep the agency afloat.

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