Labor Day weekend closures, holiday hours
August 31. 2012 7:27PM
Labor Day is a holiday for workers, but tell that to the store employees who will be on the job Monday in the malls and many other stores. However, for many, it's a three-day weekend.
And for some students who began classes this week, including Portsmouth, Nashua, Concord and Dover, it's a four-day weekend, because they are off both today and Monday. There are also students who won't even be starting the school year until Tuesday or Wednesday.
While many bank employees will have to work at least a few hours as usual Saturday, they will have Monday off, except for those who work in TD Bank locations. It's a regular work day for them.
Federal, state and local government offices will be closed, which means scheduled Monday trash pickups will be delayed a day. Police officers and firefighters will be on duty as always.
The stock market will be closed Monday and there will be no regular mail delivery or counter service for the US Postal Service, although Express Mail will be delivered. Automated Postal Centers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at post offices in Manchester, Concord, Nashua, Salem, Dover, Merrimack and Londonderry.
FedEx will be closed Monday, except for Custom Critical service, although some FedEx Office locations will be open. On Tuesday, everything will be back to normal except there will be no home delivery.
UPS makes it simple. It's closed Monday except for UPS Express Critical. Tuesday will be business as usual.
If you want to go shopping Monday, you have plenty of options. The Simon Malls - Mall of New Hampshire, Fox Run Mall, Pheasant Lane Mall and Mall at Rockingham Park - are keeping regular Monday hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., as is the Steeplegate Mall in Concord.
The Merrimack Premium Outlet Mall is opening an hour earlier than usual, at 9 a.m., and will be open until 9 p.m. The Tanger Outlet Mall in Tilton is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., closing two hours earlier than an ordinary Monday.
Grocery chains will have normal to near-normal hours.