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February 8, 2013

First-class mail delivery on Saturdays to end

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PLATTSBURGH —

“This is an irresponsible approach to management and one that I oppose.”

Owens has sponsored legislation to close gaps in the Postal Service’s budget that have been caused, in part, by pre-funding of employee health benefits, something Congress initiated in 2006, and by overpayments to employee pension funds.

“There is no question we must address the Postal Service’s budget shortfall, but cutting services that families in rural areas depend on is not the answer,” Owens said.

He said he would be sending a letter to Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe regarding the agency’s inability to find new revenue.

Email Joe LoTemplio: jlotemplio@pressrepublican.com

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