Connecticut Quirks - When is a city not a city

There are banners welcoming you to the City of Winsted - the Laurel City it's called -- but then why does the main municipal building say 'town hall', and why does the city share billing with the Town of ... Full Story
A Green

Oakville, CT

#1 May 21, 2008
As long as they don't try to name it Naderton!
Chrissie

Newington, CT

#2 May 21, 2008
South Lyme has it's own Post office and zip code 06376 but taxes, schools and town government are Old Lyme 06371

Since: May 08

United States

#3 May 21, 2008
Well I lived a long time in Connecticut never knew things were so confusing up there in all the town/city or whatever....???
We have a few crazy things down here...I live in a city who has county properties...that are not included in the city??? confusing...sure is..
We have elections for city manager...and folks living in county part of the city cannot vote...
they do have less taxes and their water bills are less...I dont get it...but who am I??? just an ole Grandma who thinks a lot...God Bless our crazy country...county...city & town...each and everyone...down here and up north too...
Drop the Hammer

New Haven, CT

#4 May 22, 2008
It's George Bush's fault.

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