.

POLL: Major Postal Changes to Slow Service ... Are You OK With It?

Come spring, the postal service will no longer deliver first-class mail on a next-day basis.

 

Say what you will about "snail mail" but we've all had the experience of rushing a birthday card or letter to the post office to discover — whew! — it made it to the desired destination the very next day.

That may become a thing of the past.

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Postal Service will eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day, according to The Huffington Post.

Budget cuts designed to stablize the postal service, which is facing bankruptcy, would reduce by half the country's 500 processing centers and save an estimated $3 billion. According to the Associated Press, two of the centers on the chopping block are in Connecticut in Wallingford and Stamford.

First-class mail in the contentinental U.S. typically takes one to three days to arrive, but the changes would lengthen that to two to three days. Magazines and other periodicals would also come under the changes, taking between two days and nine days for delivery.

How will this affect you? Take our poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Richard Kiewlen December 05, 2011 at 10:05 PM
Eliminate next day first class mail and close the distribution center that was built not to long ago, geographically almost dead center in the state with easy interstate access to almost all highways. Take away what people want who use the US Mail and see if buisness increases or decreases. Who says common sense makes buisness sense? Not the US Poastal Service.
MisterSpuddy December 06, 2011 at 11:15 PM
Guess I'll stock up on Belated Birthday cards.
Michael Hayes December 07, 2011 at 02:46 AM
I'd like one day only delivery, that would save cash and trash

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »