Today is Labor Day, 2013. The holiday is always the first Monday in September, a day set aside to celebrate the creation of the labor movement and the social and economic achievements of American workers.
“It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
The day is celebrated as a public holiday in Barrington. But not everybody is shutting down. For some businesses, it will be business as usual.
What is open and closed today?
Barrington Town Hall is closed. The Barrington schools are closed, and day care centers in town are shut down today, too.
The Barrington library is closed. So is the Senior Center and TAP-IN, which operate in the same building.
Federal and state government offices, including the post office, are closed. There will be no mail delivery.
Many retail stores and restaurants are open. So are some financial institutions, such as TD Bank. All banks will operate their ATM machines if you need some cash.
RIPTA will be operating on its holiday schedule if you are a bus rider.