Westhampton and Hampton Bays residents will get mail on Saturdays — The United States Postal Service board of governors stated Wednesday that they will delay plans to cease mail delivery on the weekend.
Congress has prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule for mail and packages, according to a statement released by the board.
In February, the Postal Service announced that it would end regular mail delivery on Saturdays beginning early August.
The move came as a cost-cutting measure, as the USPS hoped to save $2 billion annually by cutting Saturday delivery service. According to reports, the USPS lost almost $16 billion last year.
In July 2011, the Postal Service announced the closure of 3,600 post offices across the country in an effort to save money. (Its Westhampton-Hampton Bays locations were not affected.) In January, it also increased stamp prices once again, from 45 cents to 46 cents, to mail 1-ounce letters.