The Fourth of July is of course a federal holiday, which means most federal, state and local government offices–with the exception of essential services—will be closed. Private businesses differ, so when in doubt, call ahead. Patch's business directory is one easy way to quickly look up phone numbers.
Here's what's opened and closed in Middletown on Monday, July 4, 2011:
Middletown's PAYT Trash & Recycling: The town's Pay-As-You-Throw program will have a one-day delay for trash and recycling collections this week.
U.S. Post Office: closed
FedEx Office: closed, reopens 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Stop & Shop: opens at 6 a.m. Monday.
Shaw’s Supermarket: open, call for hours.
Retail stores: Most corporate retail store chains are open, but it’s recommended to call ahead to locally owned stores. Click here for Patch Directory listings.
Restaurants, Fast-Food and Pubs: Most establishments typically open on Mondays are open today, however some may have special holiday hours.
RIPTA Bus Service: A limited holiday schedule is in effect. Click here for details.