Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am on Sunday, November 3, so turn back the clocks on Saturday night before you go to bed, Wellesley, and enjoy your extra hour of sleep. What’s not to like? Well, the 4:30pm sunset ushered in by the simple act of messing with time, that’s what.
Wellesley Fire Chief Rick DeLorie suggests using this weekend’s clock change to remind yourselves to replace your smoke alarms if they are more than 10 years old and to replace the batteries on the rest of them. In the average house fire, there are only 1 to 3 minutes to escape after the smoke alarm sounds, he says.