The last holiday of the summer season is getting underway with celebrations, changes in schedules, increased sobriety patrols and, of course, some time off work.

Active work in most construction zones on New York State roadways is suspended through the long Labor Day weekend to ease traffic congestion through work zone.  Reduced speeds and modified traffic patterns remain in effect.

Many offices are closed Monday, September 3 in observance of the holiday. It’s best to call ahead to make determine if an office or business is open if you are unsure.

The Broome County Department of Motor Vehicle offices will be closed September 1 and 3 in observance of Labor Day.  September 4, the DMV will go back to regular office hours with the Binghamton and Endicott offices open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  There will be no change to the hours for the Mobile Unit or Saturdays in Endicott.

Municipal business is also impacted by the holiday.  For example, there will be no yard waste collection in Johnson City September 3.  All other routes in the village will be collected on their regularly scheduled day.  Village offices are closed September 3.

Law enforcement agencies around the state and locally are actually busier for the holiday with increased patrols looking for drunk and dangerous drivers.

If you are looking for celebrations, the Johnson City Field Days continue through Monday evening and the Great New York State Fair is currently underway in Syracuse.