Across New England, tensions already existed between year-round residents and "part-timers."
Now, as coronavirus pushes more people from crowded cities to rural second homes, it's raised the question: "Whose town is this anyway?"
Air Date: May 14, 2020
Join us for an America Amplified special from the New England News Collaborative. We’ll bring together voices from around the region, and we want to hear yours.
- As a year-rounder, is now an opportunity to welcome visitors to your community?
- Or should states be doing more to deter people from coming?
Call us between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on May 14 during our live, regional broadcast. The call-in number is 866-999-4626.
- Smita Lahiri, a lecturer of anthropology and international affairs at the University of New Hampshire.
- Julian Cyr, a Massachusetts state senator representing Cape Cod and the Islands and a member of the Cape Cod Reopening Task Force.
Host: Mindy Todd of WCAI’s “The Point”
Coordinating Producer: Morgan Springer
Executive Producer: John Dankosky for America Amplified
Executive Editor: Vanessa de la Torre
Additional support: Elsa Partan, Dan Tritle, Mark Manuelian, WCAI, New England Public Radio, Maine Public, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio and Connecticut Public.