We turn our clocks back on Sunday when Daylight Saving Time ends. But in Massachusetts, some are hoping this will be its last time.
On Wednesday, a commission will vote on whether the state should quit Daylight Saving and join the Atlantic time zone instead.
The move would put it one hour ahead of the Eastern time zone from November through February.
Massachusetts’ cranberry harvest peaks in the fall and every hour of daylight is precious to a grower. Scott Harding is one of many growers dependent on daylight to get the job done. “You have to quit that much sooner, you have to have everything picked up before the sun goes down,” Harding said.
This Sunday, the first day marking the end of Daylight Saving, the sun will set in Massachusetts at 4:33pm, but those long winter nights could one day be a thing of the past.
A report issued by a commission of state lawmakers found that by moving “…to the Atlantic time zone…” shorter winter nights would “…Increase the state’s competitiveness in attracting and retaining a talented workforce.”