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Study: Post-Labor Day school start shows significant economic impact

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Starting school after Labor Day has “a clear, positive impact on both state and local government economies” with a total net economic impact of up to $115 million, according to a new analysis from the Business Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) at Salisbury University. The report, entitled “The Economic, Employment and Fiscal Impacts Of Added Summer Vacation Days …


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Baltimore County offices closed for Labor Day holiday

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, September 2, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Health Department clinics and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed and parking meters will be free on …


MDOT SHA suspends non-emergency lane closures for Labor Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD – With fuel prices remaining steady, hundreds of thousands of Marylanders will begin saying goodbye to summer by traveling throughout the state for the Labor Day weekend. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is suspending non-emergency lane closures until Tuesday, September 3, to help traffic move smoothly on area roadways during the long weekend. MDOT SHA …

Maryland State Police to step up patrols for Labor Day weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD – Maryland State Police are gearing up for the Labor Day holiday, and troopers will be using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents, and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed. Beginning on Thursday, troopers from each of the 23 Maryland State Police barracks statewide will be focusing enforcement efforts …

Heavy Labor Day weekend traffic anticipated in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD – As summer comes to an unofficial close, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) reminds the more than 2.4 million motorists anticipated to travel its bridges, tunnels and roadways over the Labor Day holiday weekend to plan ahead, to travel off-peak, and to put safety first. This total represents a 1% increase in traffic volumes compared to last year. …

Gov. Hogan announces compromise proposal for citizen input on post-Labor Day school start

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan has announced proposals, including new legislation, to ensure that the will of local citizens is upheld in any legislative action impacting the start date of the school year, amid legislative efforts to undermine the governor’s executive order requiring Maryland public schools to begin classes after Labor Day. “After years of public outcry, with the strong …

Baltimore County offices and facilities closed for Labor Day holiday

Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Monday, September 3, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Health Department clinics and senior centers will be closed and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed and parking meters are free on the holiday. No Trash, …

Maryland State Police arrest 119 over Labor Day weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD – The Labor Day weekend efforts of the Maryland State Police had a positive effect on reducing crashes and keeping the public safe. Preliminary information indicates from September 1st through September 6th, 2016, troopers statewide made approximately 9,218 traffic stops. They issued 6,221 citations and 5,777 warnings. There were 119 drunk driving arrests and 1,029 repair orders issued …