By Patch Editors Pem McNerney, David Gurliacci and Julie Weisberg
Held on the first Monday in September each year, Labor Day is generally considered the last day of the summer holiday, even though summer doesn't officially end until Saturday, Sept. 21 this year.
So thank you in advance to our merchants downtown and in other parts of town, the state and local government employees who will be keeping our beaches open, and, as always, our emergency workers, both volunteer and paid. Let's hope it's a slow weekend for them.
The United States Post Office is closed in observation of Labor Day, so there is no mail delivery.
Most banks will be closed, so call ahead if you plan to visit one.
All local major retailers and supermarkets will be open on Labor Day CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Lowe's, Stop and Shop and Home Depot.