Today is Columbus Day, Oct. 14, 2013.
The day is celebrated as a public holiday in East Providence, but not everybody is shutting down. For many businesses, in fact, it will be business as usual.
What is open and closed today?
East Providence City Hall is closed. So are the East Providence schools and most day care centers in town.
The East Providence libraries are closed as well. The Senior Center shuts its doors for the day, too.
Federal and state government offices are closed —there will be no mail delivery.
Some banks are closed. Retail stores and most restaurants are open.
RIPTA will be operating on a holiday schedule.