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Time stands still at courthouse

It’s not known yet what it will cost to repair the courthouse’s 114-year-old clock, but a clock repair company has been summoned from Manhattan to diagnose the problem.

County clerk Tina Spencer contacted the company, which has worked on the clock in the past.

As happened in 2016, the clock’s hands are frozen in place.

The clock, installed in 1908 by the E. Howard Clock Co. of Boston was purchased with donations from citizens.

The 1,200-pound clock has a pendulum 9 feet long that is enclosed in a wooden box. Each face is 7 feet tall.

It received a partial restoration in 1997 and a complete restoration in October 2013, Spencer said.

Last modified July 21, 2022