Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Quixotic Quest For A Connecticut Time Zone Change

My latest column for CTNewsJunkie.com:

I support Rep. Kurt Vail's initiative to stay on daylight saving time indefinitely or, more precisely, for portions of the northeast to join the Atlantic Time Zone. Around Christmas, the sun sets in eastern Maine at 3:45 p.m., in Boston at 4:11 and in NYC at 4:28. Studies show this is dangerous for commuters and pedestrians. I fear, however, that even something like this could become politicized, with conspiracy theories spreading like COVID on social media. Alas, this is now the world in which we live.

We are headed into my least favorite time of the year. It's that period when you realize the long, dark winter isn't far away, and for the foreseeable future, you will be consigned to driving home from the office in the dark — that is, if you still work in an office ...

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