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Labor Day

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Top Labor Day Articles

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  • Summer programs needed to boost student achievement

    The proposal by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, which is supported by Gov. Martin O'Malley, to delay school opening past Labor Day argues that summer vacation strengthens families and the state economy ("Franchot gains O'Malley's support on school...
  • Post-Labor Day school start merits investigation

    The report by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on the economic benefits to Maryland from a post-Labor Day school start deserves far more respect, attention and consideration than given to it in a recent editorial in The Sun ("One week and counting,"...
  • Shorter school summer break is better policy

    As an educational consultant and adjunct faculty member at Towson University, I read with dismay state Comptroller Peter Franchot's suggestion that all Maryland public schools should begin after Labor Day ("Post-Labor Day school start pushed as economic...
  • Starting school after Labor Day has serious benefits

    As I read The Sun's editorial, "One week and counting" (Aug. 19), I was disappointed with how disconnected it seemed with the conversations I've had with countless families and small business owners about a post-Labor Day start to the public school...
  • One week and counting

    One week and counting
    Between Egypt and disgraced politicians, August has proven itself a more robust month for news than usual this year, yet there's always room in the summer doldrums for the wacky and off-beat. And for generations, few individuals have proven themselves...
  • More thefts from cars reported in Havre de Grace

    Another rash of thefts from cars was reported in Havre de Grace, this time over the Labor Day weekend. Havre de Grace police said about eight cars were reported broken into or tampered with on Monday morning. A cell phone was stolen from a car in the...
  • Orioles slugger Chris Davis gets his own ice cream flavor

    Orioles slugger Chris Davis gets his own ice cream flavor
    As Baltimore Oriole Chris Davis continues his torrid home-run pace, a Baltimore ice cream parlor decided to commemorate the Major League Baseball statistical leader with something cool: An ice cream flavor named in his honor. The Charmery, a Hampden...
  • Work crews race to remove Grand Prix barriers

    Work crews race to remove Grand Prix barriers
    Work crews hustled on Labor Day to break down concrete barriers and fencing from the Grand Prix of Baltimore, racing to reopen downtown streets and sidewalks before Tuesday's rush hour and a National Football League pregame concert later this week. By...
  • Orioles thoughts and observations on wild-card race, Norris, Tillman and rotation

    Orioles thoughts and observations on wild-card race, Norris, Tillman and rotation
    When discussing the teams competing for the second AL wild-card spot, you can say they all deserve each other right now. Of the Rays, Orioles, Yankees and Indians, none of them have been able to pull away from the pack. All four teams are within 3 ½...
  • After earlier backups of 19 miles at Bay Bridge, holiday traffic eases in evening

    After earlier backups of 19 miles at Bay Bridge, holiday traffic eases in evening
    Heavy traffic that had earlier caused backups of up to 19 miles from the Bay Bridge had completely dissipated by late Monday night. There were no backups in either direction, according to information on the Maryland Transportation Authority's recorded...
  • For parents, the real new year's day

     For parents, the real new year's day
    If all those pictures on Facebook are any indication, everybody is happy about the start of the new school year. Except perhaps the parents, who realize this time every year how quickly their children are growing away from them. I will venture a guess...
  • Those lazy days of yore, before most women 'worked'

    Those lazy days of yore, before most women 'worked'
    I was in the waiting room of my doctor's office the other day when I overheard a conversation between three women behind the desk. "I've been too busy to take my break," complained a receptionist sitting at a computer. "Thank God it's Friday!" said...