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Is The Post Office Open On Martin Luther King Day

January 17, 2011 by USA Post 

Is The Post Office Open On Martin Luther King Day, Here’s a look at what is open and closed for the holidays:
U.S. Post Office-Post locations at 169 Broadway and 320 Thames Street will be closed all day. There will also be no mail delivery today.
Newport Public Schools Closed all day

Newport City Hall Closed all day
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center closed until NAACP tea 17 hours
Grocery Stores
Stop and Shop-250 Bellevue Avenue and 199 Connell Highway, Newport will be open for normal business hours.
Most restaurants and shops
While most restaurants and shops are open for today, you can call ahead to be sure. Some companies have modified hours for the holiday. A complete list of companies Newport can be found in our directory.
Banks
Bank Newport-10 Washington Square will be closed on Monday.
Bank of America, Bellevue Avenue-181. Will be closed on Monday.
People’s Credit Union-43, Memorial Boulevard. Will be closed on Monday.
Citizens Bank-8 at Washington Square will be closed on Monday.
Transportation
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will hold a special holiday schedule Monday. For schedules, click here.
State Offices
All offices of the state are closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Wondering if your bank, post office or a store is open on the day of Martin Luther King, January 17? Many ask this question today, forcing it to the forefront of Google Trends. MLK is celebrated as a federal holiday when most government offices, schools and post offices are closed, with few exceptions.

Banks are closed for the holiday, but some branches located in supermarkets may be open. If you want to shop, most retail stores, supermarkets and even car dealers are open on the day of Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King Day took several years to gain national acceptance and is called “Human Rights Day” in some places. It is a holiday marking the birthdate of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., takes place on third Monday of January each year at the King’s birthday,

Source: http://newport.patch.com/articles/martin-luther-king-jr-day-whats-open-and-whats-closed

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