Don’t forget: turn your clocks ahead!

It is that time of year — snow on the ground notwithstanding — to turn your clocks ahead and embrace the coming of Spring. While we lose an hour of sleep in the switch to Daylight Saving Time, we get sunlight deeper into the evening, meaning a return to outdoor time after work, sports and everything that comes with the warming weather.

Turn clocks back, replace smoke detector batteries

While it’s always welcome to get an extra hour of sleep, local firefighters remind area residents that the end of Daylight Savings Time early Sunday doesn’t just mean extra shuteye, but the time to replace batteries in their smoke detectors. Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes without a working smoking alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)....