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Happy Labor Day, Woonsocket - here are some things to know.


Labor Day - Today is Labor Day in a city with a rich history of organized labor, and The Museum of Work and Culture isn't letting that happen without a celebration — The Annual Labor Day Open House. Admission is free all day beginning at 9:30 a.m. until closing at 4 p.m.

Among several other events, a play titled “Finlay’s Corner” about three textile mill workers discussing labor problems in 1931, will be presented four times during the day: at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. 

Trash pickup - Today, in the observance of Labor Day the Woonsocket Recycle Facility will be closed. The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Central Landfill) in Johnston is closed, too. Curbside pick-up of rubbish and recycling for the week of Sept. 3 to Sept. 7 will be delayed by one day. 

Residents are reminded that any overloaded trash cart(s) or  recycling cart(s) placed at curbside will not be collected.  In those cases, it is the responsibility of the property owner or tenant to properly dispose of the waste at their own expense.

Register to vote - Oct. 7 is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election, and Oct. 16 is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot. The deadline to register to vote in the Sept. 11 primary has passed, but if you were already registered, you're OK. If you're an unaffiliated voter, you can vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary - just ask the poll worker to to dis-affiliate you on the way out after to return to independent status. This election season voters will also be required to show a voter ID.

Calendar - If you've got an event you want to share with the many readers of the Woonsocket Patch, you can be your own best advocate - post it yourself to the Woonsocket Patch calendar. Fill in the blanks with your event's information, and you're good to go.

Weather - Today will be 75 degrees and mostly sunny. Great weather for an end-of-summer barbecue, hike, walk, bike ... you get the picture.

John Ward Jr. September 03, 2012 at 02:26 PM
When dad says take out the trash,he means me.


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