Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a federal holiday that honors American workers.
"It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland reconciled with the labor movement. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike," the Wikipedia entry reads.
Below is a list of what is open and closed in town.
- Grocery Stores
- Liquor stores
- Other businesses at owner's discretion
- Post Office
- Swampscott Library
- Swampscott Senior Center
- Town Offices
Monday trash & recycling will be collected Tuesday, Sept. 3
Wednesday trash & recycling will be collected Thursday, Sept. 5
Thursday trash & recycling will be collected Friday, Sept. 6
Friday trash & recycling will be collected Saturday, Sept. 7