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By Jeff Lovanio
One of the most popular episodes of the Experience We-Ha podcast in 2019 was our talk with Mayor Shari Cantor – so back by popular demand and coming off the heels of her State of the Town Address in late January, Ryan and I had another great conversation with our mayor. We dig deeper on some of the topics covered during the address and some others that were on our minds as well as some questions from the members of our community.
We definitely covered a lot of ground as you can see in the episode chapters below, so take a listen and get up-to-speed on all that’s happening in our great town of West Hartford!
0:00 – Intro
2:50 – Taxes vs. preserving our quality of life
6:05 – Initial feedback from the State of the Town address
7:45 – The state of town residency
10:15 – Town safety and community vigilance
14:07 – Celebrating town diversity
15:40 – State of the old UConn property and “Fintech Village”
18:18 – Sisters of St. Joseph’s project
19:25 – Park Road Project
21:30 – North Main “Road Diet”
25:20 – What’s up with parking?
31:30 – Food Truck Park/Elmwood/New Park Avenue projects
37:15 – Entertainment in commercial zones
39:00 – Renewable energy – We-Ha is going green!
40:00 – The future of the mall
41:28 – Special Education in West Hartford
47:35 – What keeps the Mayor up at night?
50:12 – The State of the Dog Park
54:08 – Shari’s favorite We-Ha cocktail (and vacation spot)
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