MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Residents and business owners who stopped by the Mamaroneck Post Office Wednesday had mixed opinions about the U.S. Postal Service's plans to stop Saturday mail delivery.
"I think it's a terrible thing and I'd like to see the post office open on Saturday," Paul Becker said. "I think it performs an excellent public service; I've always been happy with the postal workers and the people delivering and sending my mail out. I would like to see Saturday deliveries continue."
Walter Verdick had the opposite take. "If it's a matter of cutting back on costs, that makes sense," he said. "I don't have a problem with it. I think we need to put more money into the town and its services, so I understand. I'm fine with the postal workers not delivering on Saturdays."
For some, the news didn't rouse a reaction one way or the other.
"It makes no difference to me; it doesn't matter," Concepcion Perales said.
Jessica Lopez, who was dropping an envelope into the mailbox, said, "I really don't care. I get paid on Fridays, so my check comes in the mail then. And that's about as much mail as I need."
The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that Saturday deliveries of first-class mail would come to a halt beginning Aug. 1. Delivery of packages would continue. The move is an effort to slash costs while the Postal Service struggles financially.
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