Monday, May 27, 2013
It's Memorial Day — here's what's open and closed in Johnston.
It's Memorial Day, which means a few things: It's a time to honor those who serve our country and make it a safe place to live, it's the start of summer, and many services are closed or delayed. What is open and closed today? Johnston Town Hall is closed. So are Johnston Public Schools and most daycare centers in town. Marian J. Mohr Library is closed as well. Federal and state government offices are closed; there will be no mail delivery. Banks are closed, while retail stores and most restaurants are open. RIPTA will be operating on a holiday schedule.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Check out the holiday schedule for government offices, schools, and businesses.
Today is Columbus Day, a holiday that commemorates Christopher Columbus's landing in the "New World" (by European standards, anyway) on Oct. 12, 1492. It became an official U.S. holiday in 1937, and in 1971, it was set to the second Monday of every October. To find out more about Columbus Day, check out the Columbus Day page on timeanddate.com, or visit History.com's detailed explanation. In Johnston, town hall and government buildings (except the police and fire departments), along with local schools, are closed. Trash and recycling collection are delayed one day. Businesses vary — so when in doubt, call ahead. Here's a look: RIPTA Bus Service: a limited holiday schedule is in effect. Click here for details. Here's the run-down for what…
Thursday, January 27, 2011
An early-morning halt to the accumulation allowed for effective clean-up of local roads.
A quick look around Johnston after the Jan. 26-27 snowfall found clear roads and potential visibility problems, as it seemed the whole season's accumulation is still clinging to sidewalks and untreated areas. The early-morning halt to the snow helped local crews treat and clear the streets by 11 a.m. Schools in Johnston were closed Jan. 27, and a parking ban issued by the Johnston Police Department remained in place through Thursday at 3 p.m. to assist with the ongoing clean-up effort. Over at the recreation department at Memorial Park, the entrance to the office got a new steward: a snowman sculpted by rec staffers Karen Paquin and Shannon Pero. Paquin said building the snowman was a way to deal with the seemingly endless cycle of snow, a…