The 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, is a popular historical figure who's been in the news quite a bit lately.
Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809 (so today he turns 203 years old). Here's a list of recent articles on the president and a list of what's open and closed on Lincoln's birthday.
- Historian Reacts to Congressman's Letter on 'Lincoln' CT Inaccuracies
State of Connecticut offices, including:
- Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (also closed Friday in observance of Presidents Day)
Nearly everything else, including:
- Darien Public Schools (see attached holiday schedule)
- Darien town dump (2012 holiday schedule—the most recent one that could be found)
Banks, under Connecticut law, are allowed to remain open on a holiday if they notify their customers beforehand by posting information in their lobby or office. In practice, all or nearly all banks in the state are open for Lincoln's Birthday, including TD Bank, Bank of America and People's United Bank.