Why Doesn’t My Town Have A Mayor? Answering Your Questions On Town Government
Recently we asked you what questions you have about how your town government works.
This hour, two listeners join us to ask their questions and we try to answer them.
It’s part of something new that WNPR is doing -- we're calling it Connecticurious -- where we find out what you want to know. WNPR's digital editor joins us to tell us more.
Connecticut’s state historian joins us, too, to explain how Connecticut ended up with 169 towns. His explanation may help us understand why some towns despise the R word: regionalization.
Plus, do you know the story of Connecticut’s Charter Oak? We hear why the Oak was so beloved in the Nutmeg State.
- Heather Brandon - Digital Content Editor for WNPR
- Suzi Craig - West Hartford, CT Resident
- Doug Hacket - Southington, CT Resident
- Walter Woodward - Connecticut State Historian and Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut
- Garry Brumback - Town Manager of Southington, CT
- Jennifer Dicola Matos
- Executive Director of the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society Chris Donnelly - Urban Forestry Coordinator at Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Author of Hartford Courant Op-Ed CT's Charter Oak Roots Run Deep
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.