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Time on retreat this weekend in US with standard time return

Ginnie Kiesewetter, left, looked over a clock at the Willard House & Clock Museum in North Grafton on Friday. The Willard brothers, Benjamin, Simon, Ephraim, and Aaron made clocks there in North Grafton in the late 18th century, before they moved the business to Roxbury.
Ginnie Kiesewetter, left, looked over a clock at the Willard House & Clock Museum in North Grafton on Friday. The Willard brothers, Benjamin, Simon, Ephraim, and Aaron made clocks there in North Grafton in the late 18th century, before they moved the business to Roxbury.(David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)

Time marches ahead, usually. It’s in retreat this weekend in the United States.

At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time is ending, and standard time returns for most people across the country. It means an extra hour of sleep, perchance to dream, for one night.

The shift means it’s lighter earlier in the morning, and darkness comes sooner in the evening.

Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona don’t observe daylight saving time, so no need to change the clocks in those places.

Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

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And if there is one place in New England where the clocks are sure to be set back on time, its at the Willard House & Clock Museum in North Grafton, Mass.

Dale Kiesewetter used his phone Friday to photgraph an eight-day grandfather clock made by Simon Willard at the Willard House  & Clock Museum in North Grafton.
Dale Kiesewetter used his phone Friday to photgraph an eight-day grandfather clock made by Simon Willard at the Willard House & Clock Museum in North Grafton.(David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
 Members from The Huntington, a continuing care retirement community in Nashua, N.H. toured the Willard House & Clock Museum on Friday.
Members from The Huntington, a continuing care retirement community in Nashua, N.H. toured the Willard House & Clock Museum on Friday.(David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)