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Mamaroneck Weighs In On U.S. Postal Service Changes

The Mamaroneck Post Office is located at 309 Mt. Pleasant Avenue.
The Mamaroneck Post Office is located at 309 Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Photo Credit: Chaya Babu

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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