UPDATED: Should Saturday Mail Delivery Should be Stopped?
Comment or vote in poll on whether you think it's a good idea for the U.S. Postal Service to halt Saturday mail delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday morning it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1, calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable."
What do you think about the decision by the USPS? Will it disrupt your mailing schedule?
Post offices won't close on Saturday even if mail delivery stops
Post office employees in The Hills location of Basking Ridge confirmed Friday that post office hours on Saturday will not be affected by plans to cease Saturday delivery.
Do you think the halt of Saturday mail will adversely affect business?
Or do you think this is an idea that's time has come? Is this a reasonable way for the federal government to cut expenses?
The Postal Service itself has been looking to pare expenses. In 2011, the USPS included Basking Ridge satellite post office in The Hills on a list of possible locations nationwide facing closure.
The location, one of three (actually four, including the Lyons Veterans Administration facility) in Bernards Township, was in 2012 removed from the list of post offices being considered for closure.
Other nearby post offices are located in downtown Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner Village, on Quimby Lane in Bernardsville, in Pluckemin and two other Bedminster locations, and in Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone
Do you think some post offices could be closed without ill effect to the community?
Please tell us in the comments section below or vote in our poll: