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Royal Oak Reacts to End of Saturday Mail Delivery

Most around town agree with the Postal Service's new Monday-Friday letter delivery.

When the U.S. Postal Service announced on Wednesday that mail would no longer be delivered on Saturdays, Roylal Oak residents reacted positively.

On the Royal Oak Patch Facebook page, readers sounded off on the change, which the Postal Service says will save about $2 billion annually. The new Monday-Friday letter delivery schedule will begin in August; packages will still be delivered on Saturdays. 

"Just one less day to receive junk mail," said reader Sonya Mastick.

"The main thing I would miss is package delivery. Since this isn't affecting that, I won't miss it at all," said reader Nate Alpine.

"It's a sign of the times, we will have to adjust," said reader Samantha Spencer Pattison.

Reader Linda Lee White said she would miss Saturday delivery, but added, "I knew it was coming."

In a statement, the postal service said it continues to seek legislation to provide it with "greater flexibilit to control costs and generate new revenue."

What would you include in postal reform legislation?

Around Town February 08, 2013 at 05:07 AM
Possibly there will be a day where they will honor my request to stop delivering me junk mail. I can't help feeling some of their decisions were made to serve themselves first.
Bonnie White February 19, 2013 at 04:26 AM
5 DAY - NO WAY! IF THIS WAS YOUR JOB...WOULD YOU CARE?' I TOTALLY SUPPORT THE MAIL CARRIERS & OTHER EMPLOYEES WHO WILL BE AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE. DO WE NEED MORE PEOPLE EITHER LAID-OFF OR LOSING THEIR JOBS? THIS WILL CERTAINLY NOT HELP THE ECONOMY. REMEMBER...THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU. THINK ABOUT IT, PLEASE!
Bonnie White February 19, 2013 at 04:44 AM
THIS ONE IS FOR GEORGE GOMEZ... THE POST OFFICE IS REQUIRED TO DELIVER ALL OF YOUR MAIL. THEN IT IS YOUR DECISION TO EITHER READ IT OR THROW IT AWAY. THE POST OFFICE CANNOT DO THAT FOR YOU. SOMEONE PROBABLY ALREADY GAVE YOU THAT INFORMATION. I LOVE "JUNK MAIL"...BETTER THAN BILLS. : )

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