Labor Day http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Delaware Panel Recommends After Labor Day Start for Schools http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delaware-panel-recommends-after-labor-day-start-schools <p>A Delaware state Senate panel says that the school term should begin after Labor Day in September to bring the state in line with the busy summer season.</p><p>The later start is aimed at helping businesses keep employees as well as allow high school students to earn more money.</p><p>This would also encourage visitors to stay later in the summer.</p><p>Archie Kohr, owner of Archie’s ice cream shop in Rehoboth, told WBOC that he thinking having student through the Labor Day weekend would help the local economy.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 12:10:49 +0000 Don Rush 55073 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delaware Panel Recommends After Labor Day Start for Schools After Labor Day School Start, Perhaps in Delaware http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/after-labor-day-school-start-perhaps-delaware <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state task force set up to consider the feasibility of starting school after Labor Day is wrapping up its work.</p><p>Members of the task force were to vote Wednesday on whether to recommend whether state officials should delay the annual school starting date.</p><p>The task force was formed after state lawmakers passed a resolution last year calling for a study of the issue.</p><p>The resolution suggests that starting school after Labor Day could provide an economic boost to Delaware by extending the summer beach tourism season.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 12:35:53 +0000 Don Rush 54616 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net After Labor Day School Start, Perhaps in Delaware Tonight's UMES Concert Canceled, Worcester County to Begin School Year Early http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/tonights-umes-concert-canceled-worcester-county-begin-school-year-early <p>Today’s rescheduled Homecoming concert at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been suddenly canceled.</p><p>Justin Thompson, the student government president told WBOC, that the cancelation was due to concerns about a lack of security for the new date.</p><p>He said he was baffled by word from the public safety department that they could not provide enough security for the event.</p><p>University officials told the television station that the Maryland State Police do not discuss their security plans.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:31:44 +0000 Don Rush 49605 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Tonight's UMES Concert Canceled, Worcester County to Begin School Year Early OC Skate Park, No Reduced Hours Expected http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/oc-skate-park-no-reduced-hours-expected <p>Ocean City officials may not reduce the hours that a skate park can be used.</p><p>A new report by the Parks and Recreation Department found that an average of 31 skaters per day use the Ocean Bowl Skate Park.</p><p>The report says there were more than 10-thousand visits to the facility last year generating over $55-thousand in revenue.</p><p>Last year, city council members considered closing the skate park during the week to save money. It would have gone into effect the Tuesday after Labor Day.</p><p>The facility would also have been open only on weekends.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:30:05 +0000 Don Rush 49431 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net OC Skate Park, No Reduced Hours Expected A 3% Increase in Traffic Expected This Labor Day Weekend http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/3-increase-traffic-expected-labor-day-weekend <p>AAA Mid-Atlantic expects 678-thousand Maryland travelors this Labor Day weekend.</p><p>That's a 3% increase over last year.</p><p>Spokesperson Christine Delise says, "The heaviest congestion is expected to be the Friday before the Labor Day holiday.' She adds that, "Not surprisingly Monday will be a very heavy traffic day as travelors head back home to school and work on Tuesday."</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:16:56 +0000 Don Rush 40319 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net A 3% Increase in Traffic Expected This Labor Day Weekend Essay: The Meaning of Labor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-meaning-labor <p>As American prepare to set for vacation spots this Labor Day weekend, Delmarva Essayist George Merrill reflects on the world of machines and labor.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:06:28 +0000 Don Rush 40318 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: The Meaning of Labor Franchot: Start School After Labor Day http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/franchot-start-school-after-labor-day <p>Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says the public school year should being after Labor Day generating millions of dollars in state revenue and boosting the state’s economy.</p><p>During an appearance with local officials and business leaders in Ocean City yesterday, Franchot said, he best part of the proposal is that “it does not cost anything”.</p><p>The Board of Revenue Estimates says that it could increase direct economic activity by $74.3 million which includes $3.7 million in new wages.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:22:33 +0000 Don Rush 39537 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Franchot: Start School After Labor Day Call to Study on Starting School After Labor Day in Delaware http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/call-study-starting-school-after-labor-day-delaware <p></p><p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Republican state senator is proposing legislation to study whether all Delaware public schools should wait until after Labor Day to start classes.</p><p>Sen. Gerald Hocker of Ocean View says the move could mean more money for Delawareans, particularly high school students with summer jobs.</p><p>Hocker says only two of Delaware's 19 public school districts, both in Sussex County, started classes after Labor Day last year.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 12:29:44 +0000 Don Rush 33716 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Call to Study on Starting School After Labor Day in Delaware Schools Could Start After Labor Day in Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/schools-could-start-after-labor-day-maryland <p></p><p>The Maryland school term&nbsp; could start after Labor Day under legislation introduced by Senator Jim Mathias.</p><p>He said that starting later could not only help tourism in Ocean City but state parks in central and western Maryland as well as businesses in the Annapolis area.</p><p>The Eastern Shore Democrat’s bill would form a task force to study how moving that date would affect summer tourism the economy and education.</p><p>He was joined by co-sponsors Senators George Edwards from western Maryland and John Astle from Anne Arundel County.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:02:02 +0000 Don Rush 29714 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Schools Could Start After Labor Day in Maryland