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Mail Service Grinds to an Even Slower Place

April 22nd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Snail mail is about to get a little slower. The United States Postal Service is slowing down the delivery of small packages. The Postal Service announced it's making some changes to its First-Class delivery standards in an effort it claims will improve service. Several post offices across Maryland including Allegany County have already have been plagued with delivery delays throughout the pandemic. As of May 1st, the Post Office will add one to two days onto the delivery time of nearly a third of its First-Class small packages. Members of Congress said they remain concerned about major delays in mail delivery, as they pressed a number of postmasters recently over why parts of Maryland have some of the worst mail service in the country. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin talked about the impact on his constiuents…