Letter-Writing Dwindles; Mailboxes Removed


Cleveland, OH - There are fewer mailboxes on curbsides as letter-writing declines.

The postal service is trimming the number of mailboxes as people instead keep in touch with e-mail and cell phones.

First-class, single piece mail has dropped 20 percent in six years.

Nationwide, the postal service removed 28-thousand mailboxes last year, about one in ten. More than a quarter million still stand ready to serve.

In the Cleveland area, 99 mail boxes got yanked last year, about 3% of the total.