Is Bethany dividing into two communities, the newcomers and the old-timers? Like many other Connecticut suburbs, the town is experiencing an influx of new residents from the local cities and the towns that border the cities.
Whereas once many of the locals worked in town, farming or running small businesses, Bethany's newer residents are commuters. Weekday mornings, a steady flow of cars course down the main arteries, Rtes. 63 and 69, towards the state's highways and hub cities.