Even people who don’t write letters anymore are in the post office this time of year. Leaving the questions about overall viability and possible service cuts to Congress, Springfield-based U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Sue Litterly says, “Our job is to give universal service, and that’s what we do. We’ve evolved in a different way because the quantity of First Class mail has diminished so much, but we are the delivery people of choice for package business. We are!”
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Litterly says the deadline for sending mail in time for Christmas is Dec. 20 for First Class mail and Dec. 21 for Priority Mail.