Editorial: Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour this weekend

Published 8:04 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Daylight saving time begins this weekend, so don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead an hour Saturday night before you go to bed.

The idea of daylight saving time was proposed in 1895 by a man named George Hudson, and several countries have implemented it nationwide in the years since — the United States did so in 1918.

Daylight saving time typically begins the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.

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Though we will lose an hour of sleep this weekend, we think it’s safe to say most will welcome the change with open arms if it means longer days after the long and somewhat gloomy winter we have had. Hopefully this will usher in the spring season.

While you’re at it changing your clocks, don’t forget this is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and to make sure they are functioning properly. A working smoke detector can mean the difference between life and death.