In case you didn't know, Monday, Feb. 19 is Presidents Day this year.  Every year it is observed on the third Monday of February.  (Remember when we used to celebrate Lincoln's Birthday and Washington's Birthday separately a few weeks apart?)  Now we can just honor all presidents, past, and present on one day.

Even though it is a federal holiday, city and town offices will be closed, but not all businesses will have the day off.

Wondering what is open and what isn't?  Here's a quick list:

What's Closed

  • Public Schools
  • Department of Public Works (No town trash collection)
  • Public Libraries
  • Senior Centers
  • City/Town Halls
  • Registry of Motor Vehicles
  • Post Offices (No mail delivery)
  • Courts
  • Most Banks
  • Stock Market

What's Open

  • Restaurants
  • Convenience Stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Retail Stores
  • Liquor Stores
  • Private Trash Collection May Pickup
  • UPS and FedEx deliveries
  • Radio (Fun 107 will be playing all your favorite music, but the office will be closed for prize pickup)
  • Car Dealers and Mattress Stores - of course, they are open... biggest sales of the year today.

The SRTA and MBTA will be running on a Saturday schedule.
Enjoy the day three day weekend if you are lucky enough to have one.