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a benediction for the year’s longest night

Jennifer Finney Boylan’s most recent book is “Mad Honey,” co-written with Jodi Picoult. Mainers are certain that we bear a heavier burden than those of you who live in the Lower 47. Eastern Standard Time is important because it’s important to be on the same time as Boston, New York and Washington. Maine is in the same time zone as Nova Scotia and Qaanaaq, Greenland. This year the U.S.

Senate passed a bill to make daylight saving time permanent. “No longer will innocent Americans show up hours late or hours early,” senator says.