Find out what local businesses are open and closed on today's holiday.
Today's the day we remember the founders of our country, honor the leaders of the free world, and buy a car. What is open on Presidents Day? Other than car dealers, of course, who traditionally offer special deals on one of the biggest car-buying weekends of the year. Check out local car dealers here. Town Hall is closed. So are the schools and most daycare centers in town. The library is closed as well. Federal and state government offices are closed; there will be no mail delivery. Most banks are closed. TD Bank, however, is open Retail stores and most restaurants are open. RIPTA will be operating on a holiday schedule.
Normal trash and recycling schedule; why it's called Presidents' Day; take the day to organize your plans for vacation week; Bingo to benefit local sports; and today in history: Nixon lands in China.
Trash And Recycling: The schedule for trash and recycling will not change this week because of the holiday today. So, if you didn't put out your barrels last night, you may still have a chance. Presidents' Day Explained: The first federal observance in honor of an American citizen, the holiday was originally established as Washington's Day, after George Washington, in 1879. Back then, the holiday was observed on Washington's birthday, February 22. But in 1971 Congress moved it to the third Monday in February. It wasn't until the 1980s that "Presidents' Day" started to be used. (From The National Archives) Set The Calendar For The Week: Wondering what to do with the kids this week? Here are three great sources of information that can help…