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    Mass. Commission Approves Plan for New Time Zone

    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.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017)

    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.

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    Tom Emswiler never thought much about time zones until he moved from Washington to Massachusetts a few years ago and experienced his first New England winter. But it wasn't the snow that got him it was the dark.
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    Daylight saving time ends Sunday at 2 a.m.

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