When a Swellesley reader wrote to us last night asking if the powers that be at our esteemed operation knew “who to call to fix the Central Street clock that is only right 2x/day these days” we hopped right on it. After all, if there’s one thing Wellesley doesn’t want to be known for it’s being behind the times.
We shot out emails to the Wellesley Department of Public Works as well as to the Wellesley Square Merchants’ Association. And then this morning at 7:20 we stopped by to inspect the Wellesley Square clock ourselves. To our surprise, the time on the clock was correct, but then we looked back at the photo sent by the reader and saw that the time shown on the clock was 7:20 there, too. So coincidentally, we just happened to show up there during one of the clock’s two most shining moments of the day. When we drove by a little later in the AM, though, we noticed the clock was still at 7:20.
After that we reached out to one of the nearby business tenants as well as the area property manager to see if they might have an answer. But as the property manager suspected, this was a job for the town.
Wellesley Deputy Director Terry Connolly got back to us saying that “With a little help from [Wellesley Municipal Light Plant] and Electric Time Company (company we purchased the clock from), I’m happy to report the clock is fixed.”
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