BENNINGTON -- It's time ... for the clock in front of People's United Bank to be taken down for repairs.
But rest assured, the clock will be put back up in short order, according to Mike Brush, customer service manager for the bank.
A fixture in front of the 401 Main St. bank at the Four Corners in Bennington, the clock will be removed from its longtime position for about a month for needed repairs.
At a recent Bennington Select Board meeting Bennington Town Manager Stuart Hurd said it was discovered that the base of the clock -- now marked with orange safety cones -- was "in very bad shape and the pole was also deteriorating." Hurd said the cones at the clock base are there to alert the public that there are missing bricks.
Before the repair on the clock's post can be done, the actual clock will be taken down, safeguarded and placed in storage, Brush said. Next, the post will be removed to repair some rust damage and perform other needed refurbishing.
As the clock belongs the bank, the bank will be footing the bill for its repair, he said. The repairs will be done locally.
When asked about the timeframe for the repair, Brush said, "We're not sure when it's going to happen. We just want to reassure people that it will be going back up."
When lights on the clock face went dark recently, hundreds of people commented on it on social media, he said.
Visitors to the Four Corners will miss the clock when it's gone, Brush said.