(Washington, DC) — The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing 13 post offices in the greater Washington area in an attempt to cut costs. The Maryland Avenue Post Office in Northeast DC is on that list, as are the Petworth, Randle, Ledroit Park, Fort Davis, Naval Research Laboratory, Woodridge and Columbia Heights Finance post offices, which are all located in the District. In Maryland, the Silver Spring Center, Derwood, Friendship Heights and Landover Hills post offices are all being considered for closure. In Virginia, the Fredericksburg Main Office is being considered for closure. The U.S. Postal Service is examining a list of nearly 700 post offices across the country for possible closure. Also suggested is ending Saturday delivery, which could save an estimated two- to three-billion dollars a year.

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