It’s time to “spring forward” this weekend

It’s time to “spring forward” into Daylight Savings Time so don’t forget to change your clocks.

Daylight Savings Time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, when the clocks spring ahead to 3 a.m.

The idea is to give us an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings. After a series of stops and starts through the first part of the 20th Century, Congress officially established Daylight Savings Time in 1966.

The State Fire Marshall reminds residents that the semiannual event is also a good time to check the batteries in smoke detectors.