Saturday mail coming to an end

By The Associated Press 10:46am, February 6, 2013 - Updated 2:07pm, February 6, 2013
Saturday mail delivery will soon be a thing of the past.

The Postal Service says it will stop delivering mail to homes and businesses on Saturdays, though the mail will still be delivered to post office boxes.

Senator Carper says he's saddened by the USPS' decision to switch to a five-day mail delivery schedule in August.

"Despite my disappointment, it's hard to condemn the Postmaster General for moving aggressively to do what he believes he can and must do to keep the lights on at the Postal Service, which may be only months away from insolvency," says Carper.

Post offices that are now open on Saturdays will remain open, and packages will still be delivered on Saturdays.

The move is aimed at saving about $2 billion a year.

It's unclear how the change could go into effect without congressional approval.

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