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Local Residents React to Elimination of Saturday Mail Deliveries

Post Office(SPRINGFIELD) (WGGB)–Saturday mail delivery is about to come to an end.

The U.S. Postal Service announced the move on Wednesday to save money.

The move would take effect in August.

Customers we spoke with had mixed feelings.

Some like Fernando Montalban of Ware  think it’s a bad idea,”Saturday, I don’t know if that will help, it’s just going to get people upset I think,” says Montalban.

Others like Stacy Dibbern of Springfield say they are aware of the financial problems the postal service is going through and understand the cost saving measure,”I think everybody’s looking at cost cutting measures and it doesn’t make that much of a difference, our mail will get to us, it will just be a day delayed and people will have to make that accommodation,” says Dibbern.

The postal service says the delivery of letters has declined , the reason, the increased use of email and internet use of people who are paying their bills online.

But there are people like Gloria Mitchell who still pay all their bills the old-fashioned way,”I don’t trust online and I pay all my bills by mail,” says Mitchell.

The postal service would also continue Saturday deliveries to post office boxes and post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays.

The postal service will also continue to deliver packages six days a week. Package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, one of the agency’s strong points.

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