Officially the change occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.
You will be setting your clock back one hour, following the adage of “spring forward, fall back.” The “extra” hour gives you a chance to catch up on the sleep you lost in March when the clocks moved forward and Daylight Saving Time began.
The federal government doesn’t require states to adopt Daylight Saving Time. New York, like most of the rest of the United States, observes it. (Indiana used to ignore Daylight Savings but has gotten on board.)
Its origin is from World War II: in an effort to save resources, the U.S. made daylight saving time mandatory for the whole country. And it was observed the entire year.
Some studies have shown that extending Daylight Saving Time results in a reduction in energy consumption; other studies suggest just the opposite.
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection announced in a news release today that bars and other alcohol serving establishments don't get another hour to serve just because clock's are turned back.
The department sent out this news release:
When Connecticut residents and businesses turn the clock back to 1:00 a.m. on Sunday November 3rd, it’s not a “do-over” for patrons and owners of cafes, bars and restaurants that sell liquor, the Department of Consumer Protection reported today. When daylight saving time ends Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00 a.m., no further sales, consumption, or presence of alcoholic liquor is permitted in Connecticut’s restaurants, clubs, and bars.
“Even though we turn the clock back to 1:00 a.m., the law does not allow liquor sales to recommence or continue,” Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said. “Once 2:00 a.m. is reached -- the first time -- on Sunday, all liquor sales and consumption must stop.”
The Department, which is the state’s liquor control authority, frequently receives inquiries from liquor retailers, police officers, and the general public about this matter.