As the clock strikes midnight this evening a new year will begin and many offices and businesses will be closed tomorrow in observance of New Year’s Day. The Washington County Courthouse will be closed, as will the Washington Public Library and banks. Also, there will not be any mail delivery by the U.S. Postal Service. In Washington, garbage and recycling that is normally picked up on Thursday will be picked up Friday this week.
Christmas trees may be left on the corners of intersections throughout Washington, but do not place them near fire hydrants. Trees can also be discarded in the designated area on the Southeast corner of the square.