PLATTSBURGH — In August, the U.S. Postal Service will cease rural delivery of first-class mail.
We asked our Facebook readers to weigh in on that impending change, and they had plenty to say on both sides of the issue.
Here is a sampling of their responses:
Ricky Dykeman: “Noooooo.”
Leigh Carmack Mundy: “finally....cost savings what a novel idea!”
Melanie Carr: “That sucks for people who work during the week ... and can only go to the post office on sat..... dumb idea.....”
Patty Ashline Paola: “I don’t believe Saturday delivery is necessary unless there is a reason for an emergency situation. UPS & Fed-Ex don’t deliver on weekends.”
Kathy Bristol: “Decrease some of the Wages For All...That will save save save!!!!!! No one will lose their job! Especially the ones who cannot climb the tier any higher. and the “newer employers” and middle employees small cuts in pay. It’s NOT like they make Minimum Wage! Some START @ $20.00 ++++ an Hr. Every little bit Helps.”
Renee Dupras: “if they do stop the delivery service, they should keep the actual PO open for people who can’t make it there during the week.”
Bonnie Shatraw Wingler: Good idea. The Post Offices will STAY OPEN. House to house delivery will stop except packages and medicines. FedEx does deliver on Saturday...often to the .......post office. UPS also often delivers to the post office. If you get another company to do your job you can make money.”
Lindsey Marking Jess: “There are plenty of ways to mail a package on the post office’s off hours. How much mail do people actually get these days? Personally, I get junk mail for the most part. So, I can wait until Monday to get my “upgrade your satelite tv package” letter.”