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Mass. Commission Approves Plan for New Time Zone

Days before most U.S. residents "fall back," a special commission in Massachusetts that had been examining the possibility of year-round daylight saving time has recommended to move forward with the plan.

The panel had been examining whether the state should shift from the Eastern to the Atlantic Time Zone. Such a move would mean residents would no longer have to change their clocks twice a year, and there would be an extra hour of daylight on cold winter afternoons.

The commission's earlier draft report noted many potential benefits to year-round daylight saving time, but also some major obstacles.

The report said it could only be done in concert with the rest of New England.

Daylight saving time ends Sunday at 2 a.m.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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