Independence Day, July 4, will be observed Friday, with many businesses and services closing down or closing early. A list of what is open or closed, operating or shut down follows:

Retail Stores: Many closed.

Berkshire Mall: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lee Premium: Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Liquor stores: Most open.

Taverns, bars: Most open as usual.

Banks: Closed.

City, county and state offices: Closed.

Post offices: Closed; no mail delivery.

Manufacturing: Most closed.

Libraries: Closed.

Berkshire Community College: Closed.

Berkshire Museum: Closed; Little Cinema film at 7 p.m.

Hancock Shaker Village: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chesterwood, Stockbridge: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown: Picnic lunch at noon, opening ceremony at new Visitor Center at 1 p.m., galleries open until 7 p.m.

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; reading of the Declaration of Independence at 10 a.m.

Mass MoCA, North Adams: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

BRTA: Closed; no buses running.

Covanta Inc.: Closed.

Allied Waste: Closed. Friday routes will be collected Saturday.

Eagle: Publishes as usual.


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