• Vermont congressional members at post office rally
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     | March 18,2013
     

    SOUTH BURLINGTON — Vermont’s congressional delegation is supporting a bill that would keep mail delivery to six days a week.

    The U.S. Postal Service’s plans to suspend Saturday delivery to cut mounting debt drew opposition at a rally in South Burlington on Sunday.

    Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch voiced support for the bill.

    The bill has already been passed in the House is headed to the Senate. There are dozens of rallies scheduled over the next few weeks across the nation.

    Leahy said the mail carriers are the center of communities in a small state like Vermont. He said the mail carrier might be the only smiling face an otherwise homebound person sees during the day.

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