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Schenectady installs new street clock on Erie Boulevard

It's about time — literally
A new clock has been installed on Erie Boulevard near the former Grossman’s site in Schenectady Friday, July 24, 2020.
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A new clock has been installed on Erie Boulevard near the former Grossman’s site in Schenectady Friday, July 24, 2020.

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SCHENECTADY — It’s about time to get your name on Schenectady’s latest landmark.

The city recently installed a large street clock on Erie Boulevard, a gift from the Schenectady Rotary Club in celebration of its 100th anniversary.

The site of the clock will later feature a walkway connecting the Mohawk Harbor area to Jay Street. And as part of the 100th anniversary celebration, locals can participate by having their names or their business names inscribed on the clock with a $250 tax-deductible donation to the Rotary Club. 

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The Schenectady Rotary Centennial Street Clock can also be programmed to play music, including seasonal tunes, so you’ll always know what time of the year it is.

“Street clocks, once familiar fixtures in town squares and business districts, have once again become popular landmarks in current urban planning and design,” a press release states. “The Rotary Centennial Clock is created to last for decades in outdoor environments.” 

Locals can request an application to inscribe their name on the Rotary’s website.

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