Postal service annouces end to Saturday mail delivery

Saturday mail delivery is going by the way of the pony express. Beginning the week of Aug. 5, the United States Postal Service will no longer deliver letters on Saturdays to customers with street addresses. Spokeswoman Mary Dondo says the postal service will still deliver packages on Saturdays after the change takes effect. Customers with post office boxes can still pick their first class and periodical mail up at their local post office on Saturdays. Surveys indicate an estimated 70 percent of Americans support the change to five-day delivery. Dondo says the postal service has been mandated by its board of governors to find efficiencies in every way they can.