Presidents' Day on Monday is a federal holiday. It is always the third Monday of February and is always the first Monday of the February school vacation week for public school students.
The day is designed to honor Washington – whose birthday is officially Feb. 22 – as well as all other U.S. presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12. “Washington’s Birthday” was made a federal holiday in 1885.
Here’s a look at some of what is open and what is closed on Monday. As always, it is best to call ahead.
Hamilton Town Hall and Wenham Town Hall: Closed
Hamilton-Wenham Library: Closed.
U.S. Post Offices and mail delivery: Post offices in Hamilton, South Hamilton and Wenham are all closed. There is no mail delivery.
Trash pickup: No trash pickup, pickup is delayed by one day all week.
Banks: All three banks in Hamilton are closed - Bank of America, People’s United Bank and Salem Five.
MBTA commuter rail: Commuter rail will operate on a Saturday schedule.
Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District: All schools closed for Presidents Day and it is the first day of February vacation.
Pingree School: Closed for Presidents Day, school resumes on Wednesday
Supermarkets, convenience store, pharmacies, restaurants and other retail businesses: Many local businesses are open regular hours, but it is always good to call ahead. Use Patch’s business directory to look up contact information for any local businesses.
Liquor Stores: Allowed to be open, by law. Call ahead.