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Daylight Saving Time Happens Early Sunday


It’s time to turn your clocks back one hour.

The bi-annual tradition of changing the clocks happens at 2 a.m. Sunday and will see clocks moving back one hour.

The change that will happen in Pennsylvania and the majority of states is not observed universally. Hawaii and most of Arizona opt out of the time change along with numerous American territories. It has been reported that 70 countries also take part in some form of seasonal time change, according to TimeandDate.com.

Maine and Massachusetts are mulling plans that would end daylight saving time in their states. The proposal would have those states entering the Atlantic Time Zone, which is used by eastern Canadian providences, Bermuda and a few other places on the edge of the Eastern Time Zone.

Despite what many people say, the correct way to say the change is “daylight saving time” and not “daylight savings times.”

The Washington Post reports that research shows changing the clocks had little impact on electrical usage and can be bad for health. However, they reported the tourism industry would likely be against the plan due to early summer sunrises and earlier warm month sunsets.

The American Red Cross states the time change is a great opportunity to check your smoke detectors and make sure they are working properly.

No matter how you slice it, enjoy your extra hour of sleep!


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama’s visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he’s not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there’s one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001