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!”