DNREC Extends Ocean Lifeguard Coverage to Weekends in September


The ocean swimming areas at Delaware State Parks are typically unguarded after Labor Day, but thanks to the significant growth of the Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol under new leadership, more than 70 lifeguards were hired this year. As a result, DNREC will continue to have lifeguards at two of its four Delaware State Parks–ocean swimming…

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Fireworks, Jazz Funeral to End Summer in Bethany Beach


Fireworks will be on display following the Sunday Still Surfin’ performance, at approximately 9:15 pm. The fireworks will be launched off the beach at Wellington Parkway. Standard parking rules will be in effect. Then on Monday, Labor Day, the 38th annual Jazz Funeral officially brings summer to an end. Activities begin around 5:30 p.m. at…

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DART’s Beach Bus Service Information for Labor Day


On Labor Day, DART’s Beach Bus service and Route 305 Beach Connection will operate, but all other fixed route and paratransit services will not be in service. Monday, September 4th is the last day of service for the seasonal Route 305 Beach Connection; however, the Beach Bus service will continue to operate daily through September 10th, with service to Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk,…

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Labor Day is Here – What’s Open, What’s Closed, What’s Happening


It’s Labor Day 2022, a federal and state holiday. -The vast majority of local government offices are also closed today. Worcester County Government offices, the Central Landfill in Newark, Homeowner Convenience Centers, Worcester County Recreation Center and the five branch libraries are also closed. -DART will operate its Beach Bus Service and Route 305 Beach…

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DART Makes Schedule Adjustments For Labor Day


DART will operate its  Beach Bus service and Route 305 Beach Connection  305 Beach Connection Labor Day, with complimentary ADA-only service for paratransit. Other fixed routes and paratransit will not operate on the holiday. Today is the final service day of the Route 305 Beach Connection, but the Beach Bus Service will continue to operate until September 12th,…

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Del. Lane Closures To Be Suspended Labor Day Weekend

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Traffic takes no holiday, but motorists this Labor Day weekend will get a break from construction-related lane closures The Delaware Department of Transportation plans to suspend lane closures between 12:01 a.m  Friday and just after midnight Tuesday September 8th. Some of the more ongoing lane restrictions and traffic pattern shifts may remain in place. DelDOT…

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Debate Over School Start Date in Maryland Continues

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The Maryland State Senate voted Tuesday to enable local school boards to make the decision whether school begins before before or after Labor Day. The 31-13 vote was along party lines in the Democrat-controlled Senate. The measure will advance to the House of Delegates where Democrats hold a supermajority. The issue has prompted a battle with Governor Larry…

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Maryland Lawmakers Consider Changes to School After Labor Day Law

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Several Maryland State House committees have approved a bill that would give local school districts the option of returning to starting the school year before Labor Day. The 2017-2018 school year was the first in Maryland to start after Labor Day, after an executive order, championed by Comptroller Peter Franchot was signed by Governor Larry…

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