This past weekend wasn’t only special because it was the first weekend of June and the unofficial start to summer. This weekend was marked by time and it was telling.
This local Elmira landmark got a much-needed fix up and is now ticking to become a hopeful tourist attraction.
I spoke to Mr. Mike Collins, Elmira’s city manager, and he says the clock has been there since the late 1990s which makes this city fixture about twenty years old! You can you imagine how much an antique twenty-something year old clock can cost to fix, but just so you don’t have to try to guess, the cost came out to around seven thousand dollars! But when you consider the fact that original estimates were around eleven thousand dollars, the city got off easy.
The clock stopped working sometime last fall but now that’s its back to ticking the city is hopeful it will stay that way.