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Visitors to the Daily Mail's Facebook page were split over whether the Postal Service decision would affect them personally.
"I haven't received anything other than junk mailings on Saturdays in a long time," said Huntington resident Janet Zimnick Mattson.
But Mike Solinas, who lives in the Rock Cave community along the Upshur-Lewis County line, said he thinks this is just the beginning of a decline in service for rural residents.
"This is just the first step in privatization of the Postal 'Service' into the Postal 'Business,' " Solinas, 59, said. "I suspect many, especially in rural areas, will miss it more than they realize once it is gone."
Members of the state's congressional delegation also felt the decision would have a negative effect on the state.
"In our rural areas, these postal facilities are more than just places to send and receive mail — they are truly the lifelines of their communities and can be the only way a town is able to stay connected," Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said in a statement.
"Although the Postal Service must cut back on spending and get its fiscal house in order, cutting the muscle instead of the fat from its budget will not benefit the agency and will harm our communities in West Virginia and across our country," Manchin said.
Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., said Congress has been explicit over the last 30 years in requesting that the Postal Service maintain six-day delivery.
"The Postal Service cannot circumvent the will of the Congress," Rahall said in a statement. "The Postal Service needs to look at other ways to balance its books rather than cutting off rural customers and undermining its public service obligations."
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said in a statement he continues "to be concerned about actions by the Postal Service that will impact jobs and services in West Virginia, and could diminish its overall competitive advantage."
Rockefeller has urged Postal Service officials in the past to consider several cost containment measures, including cutting executive staff and bonuses and eliminating some rental and excess warehousing space.
He urged them to reconsider those recommendations.
"There is no question that USPS faces financial trouble, and I understand that some cutbacks are needed," Rockefeller said in a statement Wednesday. "Last March, I identified several areas of cost savings to the Postmaster General and again call on him to look at these and other ideas to save money without harming customers and employees."
Contact writer Jared Hunt at jared.h...@dailymail.com or 304-348-5148.