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Sat Feb 13, 2021, 12:31 AM

Atlantic Standard Time? Bill would move CT into a new time zone

A group of Connecticut legislators is part of a region-wide push to move the entire northeast of the United States off Eastern Standard Time.

If successful, and if other states from New York north go along, Connecticut would use Atlantic Standard Time instead, and do away with Daylight Saving Time in the process. In effect, the region would be on Daylight Saving Time for all 12 months up from almost eight months now.

I just think its a practical means to handle something that we dont need anymore, said state Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague.

Osten signed on to the initiative this year, but state Rep. Kurt Vail, R-Stafford, has been submitting a similar bill for five years running.

Read more: https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Atlantic-Standard-Time-Bill-would-move-CT-into-a-15922028.php

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TexasTowelie Feb 2021 OP
Beakybird Feb 2021 #1
brush Feb 2021 #2
ShazzieB Feb 2021 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 12:42 AM

1. Some are a generation ahead of their time. Some just an hour ahead.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 12:57 AM

2. So this creates another time zone? We'll now have 5? Really!

Do we really need this additional complexity? Why not just get rid of daylight savings time in the entirety of the EST zone?

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Response to brush (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 01:18 AM

3. Yes, and while we're at it, get rid of DST in the Central Tine Zone, too.

I can't speak for those in the other two time zones, but that spring time change really kicks my ass, and the older I get, the harder it kicks. I hate it!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 01:56 AM

4. Hay now!

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