We do have an alternative to reducing the delivery days and increasing postage rates to solve the postal financial crisis ("Crushed, U.S. Mail Seeks Flexibility," March 2).
I, like many other post office box renters, cannot alleviate this shortfall alone. Most renters pay $44 per year for the small box; I pay $70 per year for the medium-size box.
We need the help of all who receive delivery at no charge. May I suggest that delivery be paid for through your income tax return? If you are not liable for any income tax, there is no charge.
I would suggest that home mail delivery fees be set at 60 cents per week for a total of $30 per year. That would be a good starting point.
Penn Township, Westmoreland County
The letter writer is a retired postmaster who served from 1951 to 1986.