Instead of whining, Mayor Neil O’Leary of Waterbury mustered a brigade of shovelers.
More than 500 residents, most of them teenagers, earned minimum wage Tuesday to help the city shovel out. The shovel-ready project continues today.
There was an astounding response to Mayor Neil O’Leary’s offer to pay Waterbury youth to help shovel out the schools. At least 500 kids packed the entire upper floor of City Hall, filling both Veteran Memorial Hall, aldermanic chambers, and the hallway inbetween. It’s hard to imagine that more city residents have ever been in City Hall at one time. An historic response to an historic crisis. Very cool.
Well done, Waterbury.