Clock ticks merrily along its way

The clock is OK.

John Freed, who restored the World War II Veteran’s Memorial clock said recently residents should not be concerned if they noticed the clock does not always light up at night during the summer months.

Freed said he installed a thermostat which will turn the light out if temperatures get too warm inside the Main Street monument.

“People have noticed that the lights may be off in the evening, and that’s by design,” Freed said.

“In these few weeks of real hot weather, when it may still be over 80 degrees at dusk, the lights will be turned off to not make it any hotter then necessary,” Freed said.

After recently making his first trip back to the clock to take a look and see if it required any maintenance, Freed reports the clock is in great shape and running, well, like a clock. Freed said the regular maintenance is just part of his overall plan for the clock. “There’s not too much I can tell you about maintenance, so (a story) might be very boring. I’m just inspecting it once a year to keep a eye on its overall condition and hopefully prevent something small from growing into something big from neglect,” he said.

Freed said he plans to provide a written report to the village each year regarding the condition of the clock including technical information for potential future maintainers.

 

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags:

Torres will coach – again

20160726_181520

By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

DSC_0556

By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Classifieds 07/27/16

Lakes Region Freepress – 07/22/16

Northshire Freepress – 07/22/16

Weekender – 07/22/16

North Country Freepress – 07/22/16

Lakes Classifieds – 07/22/16

Classifieds 07/20/16

Granville to pursue $30K Rail Trail planning grant

Rail Trail

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Town Board voted unanimously at its meeting last Thursday to be the lead agency […]