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With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck

Do you support dropping of Saturday mail delivery?

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Greg Peck
February 13, 2013

I was running an errand the other day while listening to the evening Michael Smerconish syndicated talk show on WCLO. He was asking listeners which day of the week they would prefer the U.S. Postal Service discontinue deliveries. I didnít know that any day other than Saturday was among options being considered.

As weíve all heard or read, last week the postal service said it plans to stop Saturday deliveries of letters by August. Itís a big change for the agency, which is trying to stop the losses of billions of dollars. The Postal Service said it would still deliver packages on a six-day schedule and that post offices would be open on Saturdays, but the plans to stop Saturday letter deliveries drew criticism from postal unions and some businesses.

In this age of Internet letters, online greeting cards and even bill paying via the Internet, how often do you rely on the Postal Service? Do you get anything besides junk mail? Will this change in Saturday postal services affect your life in any way?

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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