Businesses are supposed to make money, not lose it.
That's UPS and FedEx do, making a profit for its shareholders, but the U.S. Postal Service projects it will lose more than $238 billion over the next decade. NPR reported the post office plans to shutter or consolidate as many as 2,000 branches to help close the gap.
Another solution being offered is to reduce the number of days of service from six to five, eliminating Saturday delivery. The suggestion was made last year, but Ruth Goldway, chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, and Congress has yet to take action.
Rose Parks, of Plainfield, doesn’t like the idea of less mail days, but believes it will happen.
“When it comes to reducing anything, you don’t like it,” Parks said. “If they can justify though, they’ll to do it; whether we like it or not.”
Wanting to know what people thought of the idea, we visited the Plainfield Public Library to ask people their opinions on the proposed change.
Click on each photo to read what people in town think.