Waterbury's 1320-AM WATR Radio featured a discussion between Father Ford from the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Raechel Guest, local historian and Director of the Silas Bronson Library. The two represented both sides of the issue relating to the demolition of Trinity Church. A large number of community members have expressed outrage with the destruction of the building, catching many off guard.
While nearly 1,100 people had signed a petition with hopes of saving the building, efforts were far too late for the swift-moving demolition team. Efforts are now underway to learn from this experience and determine what Waterbury can and should do to seek public input before further similar historic structures are demolished and lost forever.