North Salem Post Offices To Drop Saturday Delivery

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The Purdys post office is among several in the region that will continue to be open part of the day on Saturdays, although there will be no mail delivery. Photo Credit: Katherine Pacchiana

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – The United States Postal Service announced Wednesday that delivery of Saturday mail will be discontinued beginning the first week of August. However, post offices that are currently open Saturdays will continue to be open their normal Saturday hours. Locally, these include:

  • Somers: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Lincolndale: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Shenorock: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Granite Springs: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Amawalk: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon
  • North Salem: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Purdys: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Croton Falls: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon

Customers with post office boxes will continue to receive Saturday delivery. Packages will also be delivered on Saturdays.

The Postal Service said in a news release that customers are being informed six months in advance so they have time to adjust to the change.

Together with the current program of employee reassignment and attrition, the new plan is estimated to provide a Postal Service savings of approximately $2 billion per year.

So far, most Daily Voice Facebook readers seem comfortable about the alteration in service.

Lucinda Hicks-Beach Quinn wrote, “They should eliminate it now.” Greg Henry commented, “Go to three days a week and transition people over to online banking and bill paying.”

Michele Tuosto wrote, “Who does anything via mail now anyway? My dad is 91 and uses email!”

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jerry.mcardle.96:

We should close the north salem library for the same reasons and save the town $350,000 in town tax money . Anything you want you can get from the internet.
Isn't everyone on the internet for $40 a month after buying a computer for at least $300.00 . Of the 50 people from North Salem who use the library a week ( not counting the democratic committee ) who benefits ? Those who don't have a computer or internet access probably leave near peach lake or 684 which means you need a car to get to the library. It would be cheaper to give those in town ( not south east section of the North Salem School District) money for internet access and a cheap computer They order a book online from Westchester library service to North Salem Town hall for pickup and return. The rich can get there Wall Street Journal, Barron's , The Economist, Dressage today etc. by reaching into their own pockets for online or regular mail receipt.

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