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Labor Day

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Top Labor Day Articles

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  • Going for the gold

    Going for the gold
    Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but Baltimore and Maryland are again in the running to be part of the world's most celebrated of sports events. Last week, a nonprofit group in Washington announced that the District and Baltimore plan to throw their hats...
  • 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...
  • 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
    Whenádiscussing 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 Ż...
  • Orioles slugger Chris Davis gets his own ice cream flavor

    Orioles slugger Chris Davis gets his own ice cream flavor
    As Baltimore OrioleáChris Davisácontinues 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...
  • Amtrak service disrupted, riders trapped after storm damage

    Amtrak service disrupted, riders trapped after storm damage
    More than 1,200 passengers on five different Amtrak trains traveling between Wilmington and Perryville were delayed for hours or forced to transfer trains on Monday night after a line of thunderstorms damaged the railroad's signaling system, according...
  • Woman, cab driver robbed in weekend spate of crimes in Edgewood

    Two robberies were reported over the Labor Day weekend in Edgewood, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. A woman told police two men grabbed her purse out of her hands in the 6200 block of Edgewood Road just before midnight on Friday, Sheriff's...
  • Franchot's school proposal doesn't hold water

    I have been reading with great interest state Comptroller Peter Franchot's argument that schools should start after Labor Day ("Post-Labor Day school start pushed as economic benefit," Aug. 15). While I usually agree with him on economic matters, in...
  • Year-round school would benefit kids, economy

    Year-round school would benefit kids, economy
    The office of Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot recently released a report suggesting that Maryland students start school after Labor Day so that families can take one last summer-fling vacation, thereby giving the state a nearly $75 million economic...
  • 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...