Ah, Labor Day. While about three weeks separate it from fall, it still is the unofficial end of summer. For better or worse.
The kids are back at school. The leaves will soon begin to change colors and fall to the ground. The temperatures will grow cooler, then colder.
But, until then, we have a day of relaxation and celebration for Narragansett and South Kingstown on Monday.
All Narragansett schools will be closed, as will South Kingstown schools which will open for the 2013-2014 school year on Sept. 3.
Public safety departments, such as police and fire will be in operation for emergency calls and normal patrols, however no administrative services will be available (VIN checks, records, accident reports, tax collections, etc.).Stop & Shop, Shaw's and most area liquor stores will observe normal business hours. Belmont Market will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Roch's as well as Seaview Marketplace will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Most banks, including Sovereign, People's Credit Union, Newport Federal, Washington Trust, Chartway and Bank of America will be closed, as will Citizens Bank with the exception of Stop & Shop branches which will be open holiday hours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Due to Labor Day being a Federal Holiday, all government offices will be closed Monday as well, including the U.S. Postal Service. In addition, Narragansett and South Kingstown town halls, libraries and other town offices will be closed.
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will run a Sunday/Holiday service schedule on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in observance of Labor Day. The Sunday/Holiday schedule will apply to all regular fixed-route buses and trolleys. Click here to view the schedules.
Be sure to call ahead to your favorite local businesses before venturing out, just in case they have changed their hours to observe the holiday.