Today, Monday October 9th is Columbus Day, a national holiday which celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in America on October 12, 1492.

President Roosevelt named this an official federal holiday back in 1937.  Most people have the day off, but there are some people who are working today.

Here's a rundown of what is open and closed on the Southcoast today:

City Trash: Pickup will be on a 1 day delay. (Private pickup may vary)

Municipal, State & Federal Offices: Closed

Libraries: Closed

Schools: Closed

Post Offices: Closed, No Mail Delivery

Registry Of Motor Vehicles: Closed

Retail Stores: Most will be open, some may be closed at owner’s discretion

Supermarkets: Open

Pharmacies: Open

Convenience Stores: Most will be open, some may closed at owner’s discretion

Restaurants: Most will be open, some may be closed at owner's discretion

Banks: Most will be CLOSED, some may open - check with your local branch

Bars: Open

Liquor Stores: Open

Stock Market: Open

SRTA: Buses will operate on a Saturday/Holiday Schedule

MBTA: Subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule. Commuter trains and ferries will operate on a weekday schedule.

RIPTA: Buses will operate on a Holiday Schedule

AAA: Branches Closed

Are you working today?  (We are!) Let us know and we will update our list.