Today is the observance of Thanksgiving, the holiday commemorating the Pilgrims' arrival in America, first celebrated in 1621 in Plymouth, MA.
All federal, state, and Johnston government buildings and offices are closed today. There will be no mail service. Johnston schools are closed, as well.
Johnston Town Hall and local schools will also be closed tomorrow, Nov. 23.
Trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day, with Thursday's collection moved to Friday, and Friday's pickup set for Saturday.
Most restaurant and stores will be open reduced hours today — be sure to to call ahead. Banks are closed.
Looking for a Johnston business to check their hours? Visit the JohnstonPatch Directory to find it.
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will operate under its holiday schedule today. To view schedules, click here.