The July 4 holiday is Friday, and a number of businesses, government offices, and other services are closed.
Public schools, libraries, local and federal government offices, and the vast majority of banks are closed for the holiday.
Post offices and the DMV are closed. There’s no US postal delivery or mail service other than Express Mail.
Public transportation is usually on a holiday schedule or weekend schedule. Check before going out.
All major banks are closed on Independence Day, but online service and ATMs can be used.
Also, the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed on July 4. Both closed early on Thursday, July 3.
Comex floor trading also is closed for the holiday.
Rain forces Maine cities to delay July 4th plans
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Several Maine cities and towns are rescheduling fireworks and other Independence Day celebrations due to looming bad weather.
Portland officials said that its fireworks show set for Friday will be moved to Saturday at 9:20 p.m. The Portland Symphony Orchestra’s “Patriotic Pops” show will take place Saturday at 7:40 p.m.
Weather reports forecast 70 percent likelihood of showers and thunderstorms Friday night. Saturday’s forecast is clear.
The threat of bad weather also forced Augusta and Lewiston to postpone their Fourth of July festivities. Augusta has put off its fireworks show until August 2. The Lewiston/Auburn Liberty Festival, originally scheduled for Friday, has pushed the festivities back to Sunday.
WABI-TV reports that Camden, Jackman and Searsport are among other municipalities that have cancelled or delayed their firework shows.