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  • Postal Service cuts a step toward ‘financial stability’

  • The U.S. Postmaster General announced last week that the Postal Service will no longer offer Saturday delivery starting the week of August 5, 2013.
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  • The U.S. Postmaster General announced last week that the Postal Service will no longer offer Saturday delivery starting the week of August 5, 2013.
    "This will only eliminate street delivery," Spokesperson Valerie Welsch said. Welsch added that package delivery, post office boxes and retail stores that are currently open on Saturdays will remain open.
    A package is formally known as anything that exceeds 15 inches in length, 12 inches in height or 3/4 in thickness. The definition of a package for Saturday delivery is subject to change.
    Lake area post offices are still waiting to hear specifics but see this change as a cost cutting measure.
    "The U.S. Postal Service needs to return to financial stability. This is one measure we can take to return toward financial stability," Welsch said.
    The Postal Service expects to see about $2 billion dollars worth of savings annually after this change.
    Many post offices across the nation have been consolidated much like the Roach office.
    "We looked at all our operations and made changes to be more efficient," Welsch said.
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