Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A proposal would end Saturday first-class mail delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly announcing on Wednesday that it will stop Saturday first-class mail delivery by Aug. 1, reported CBS News. Mail personnel have delivered mail on Saturdays for 150 years, but the plan is to end regular mail service, while maintaining Saturday delivery for packages and express mail, said CBS News. The move is the latest attempt by the cash-strapped federal department to save money. It has already cut employees and service, but still reportedly lost $16 billion last year. What do you think about this idea? Would you miss Saturday mail service?
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
But you will have to do it with Express Mail and delivery is not guaranteed after today.
You've procrastinated. And you still need to mail a gift to a relative or friend out of town. And you want it to be there in time for Christmas. You can still get your gift from here to there with Express Mail. Woonsocket Postmaster Jim Finn said that this form of mail will even be delivered during the holiday. "If you haven't sent them yet, the only way to guarantee it will arrive on time is Express Mail," he said. Finn said employees at the Social Street office started delivering that message to customers today. Express Mail will cost you about $18, though. It’s not cheap. But packages and envelopes for most Express Mail items are free. You can get most packaging materials in the lobby of the 127 Social St. facility. You can skip the…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Will the recession do what mother nature can't?
Welcome to this week's virtual watercooler question of the week, a Woonsocket Patch feature allows you to weigh in on a subject that affects Woonsocket and how we live in this great city. "Neither snow, nor rain,nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." These words are inscripted on the general post office in New York City. This is the unofficial creed of the US mail carriers. No matter what mother nature has in store for us, one thing you can always count on is our mail will be delivered by the men and women of the US Postal Service, six days a week. Because of the recession and changes in technology, however, there has been a decline in the amount of mail that goes through the…