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.
City, county and state offices: Closed.
Post offices: Closed; no mail delivery.
Manufacturing: Most 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. Advertising closed; Circulation call center open 7 to 10 a.m., (413) 496-6355; Newsroom opens at 5 p.m., (413) 496-6266.