Monday, September 3, 2012
Retail stores, liquor stores, supermarkets open. Libraries, schools and municipal offices, not so much.
You're not alone in celebrating Labor Day today, many local businesses may also be off work and closed for the day. Check the list below to find out what types of businesses are typically open or closed on Labor Day. Retail stores: Open Liquor stores: Open Supermarkets: Open Convenience stores: Open Taverns, bars: Open Banks: Most closed; some branches may be open, such as those located in area supermarkets. TD Bank locations will be open, as well. Stock market: Closed Municipal, state, and federal offices: Closed Libraries: Closed Schools: Closed Mail: Post offices closed; express delivery only. Is there a business open today which you would expect to be closed, or vice-versa? Let us know in the comments.
There was a time when the average American didn't have a day off.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN The origins of the holiday were anything but celebratory. In fact, the first Labor Day "celebration" was actually a protest in which 10,000 workers marched to Union Square Park in New York City to support the idea of a holiday for workers. It was not until 1894, 12 years after that protest, that President Grover Cleveland signed into law a bill designating the first Monday in September, Labor Day. Several states had already passed legislation by that time recognizing the holiday. FEW WERE WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND In the late 1800s the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks to eke out a basic living. Children as young as 5 and 6 years old worked in factories and mines. WHO GETS THE CREDIT? More than 100 …
'Labor Day is a time to commemorate the sacrifices and contributions of America’s workers.'
For some, Labor Day is simply a date on the calendar marking the unofficial end of summer; a point where the seasons change, children are back in school, and the days start getting shorter. For me, Labor Day is a time to commemorate the sacrifices and contributions of America’s workers. Our country’s history has been shaped by the men and women who work for a living. We are what makes America great, and Monday is our day. This could not be more true after the roller coaster year we have had. In New Hampshire we successfully fought back against "Right to Work for Less" and the attacks on our collective bargaining rights. The Legislature tried to silence our voice and in turn made us stronger in our solidarity. On Labor Day, we celebrate…
Friday, August 31, 2012
Gas prices have climbed 32 cents nationwide. How will this impact holiday travel?
As locals gear up for Labor Day weekened, local gas prices continue to creep up. According to AAA Southern New England, the average price of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts is currently $3.79, up 20 cents from last month. That's, on average, a few cents less than what motorists are paying in Connecticut and Rhode Island, but about the same than what they're paying up in New Hampsire. Here in Concord, Friday's prices at the pump ranged from $3.80 to $3.89 for a gallon or regular, according to Mapquest. The local spike is not as bad as the national average, which has seen an increase of 32 cents per gallon this past month. According to AAA, gas prices should go down after Labor Day. Will the spike in gas prices impact your Labor Day …
Free Fun Friday, a policy subcommittee meeting and more today in Concord.
1. Concord Public & Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Policy Subcommittee: It's meeting at 7:30 a.m. this morning at the Ripley Administration Building on Meriam Road. 2. Free Fun Fridays at The Discovery Museums: The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program is offering free admission to The Discovery Museums from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today. 3. Looking Ahead to Labor Day: Don't forget, Concord's municipal offices will be closed next Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day. However, according to the town website, curbside collection is not affected by this or other Monday holidays, which means your trash and recycling will be picked up on their usual day. 4. Do You Get Daily, Weekly and Breaking News in Your Inbox? If the answer …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Looking for day trips in Massachusetts and beyond this holiday weekend? Check out what's happening in Boston, on the Rhode Island and New Hampshire seacoasts, the Cape and Martha's Vineyard.
Looking for a fast and fun day trip from Concord this Labor Day weekend? Summer in New England is filled with options. Check out what's happening this holiday weekend in a few favorite summer spots: (note that weather forecasts subject to change): Weather: Sunny throughout the weekend, with a high near 85 on Saturday and near 80 on Sunday and Labor Day. Clear nights with lows from 60-65 until Monday night, when it'll be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Laser Lights at the Frog Pond: Call Dustin Pedroia—it's time for a laser show. This multi-media event comes to the Boston Common Frog Pond on Sunday, Sept. 2, with festivities starting at 7:30 p.m. and the show scheduled for 9 p.m. Radio BDC, the new station streaming live on boston.…
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The following announcement was provided by the Concord Police Department.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Concord Police Department last week announced it will join 128 other law enforcement agencies statewide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving from Aug. 15 to Sept. 3 as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division. Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes. In 2010, 115 people died in impaired driving related crashes in the Commonwealth. Moreover, there were an additional 2,750 impaired driving related personal injury and property damage crashes and almost 14,635 impaired driving arrests. On average, there is one alcohol impaired …
Monday, September 5, 2011
What you need to know this Labor Day.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. It looks like it's going to be a rainy Labor Day today, as the National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of showers this afternoon. More rain is likely this evening as well. 2. Remember, because of the holiday, town offices are closed today. The trash and recycling pickup schedule will not be affected. 3. Tomorrow is the first day of classes for Concord and Concord-Carlisle public schools. Click here for more district information and parent resources. Check back with Patch later this afternoon for first day of school info. 4. Bring the kids to Barefoot Books today for Act it Out Story Time at 11 a.m. The …