Rhode Island is the only state in the country to observe Victory Day. The holiday commemorates the surrender of Japan on Aug. 15, 1945, nine days after the United States dropped the world's first atom bomb on Hiroshima.
The holiday is not a recognized national holiday, so federal offices, including the U.S. Postal Service, will remain operational.
State and local government municipal offices–except for town beaches and essential emergency services—will be closed.
Tiverton Town Hall: Closed
Little Compton Town Hall: Closed - The Agricultural Conservancy Trust will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in Town Council chambers.
Tiverton School District: Closed
Little Compton School District: Closed
Essex Public Library: Closed
Brownell Library: Open
Post Offices: Open
The Tiverton DPW says trash pick-up will be delayed one day.
Retail stores: Most corporate retail store chains are open, but it’s recommended to call ahead to the locally owned stores. Check the Patch Directory listings for more information.
Restaurants, Fast-Food and Pubs: Most establishments typically open on Mondays are open today, however some may have special holiday hours.