It took awhile, but I finally realized that the reason I couldn't get through to anyone at City Hall this morning on the phone is that the phones there are out.
When I finally reached someone who answered his cell phone, city Building Official Guy Morin, he told me the phones have been out all day.
He said he understands the city was switching carriers "and something went wrong."
So if you've been trying to call the city and getting messages saying the numbers are no longer valid, it's not a cost-cutting measure. It's just that something went awry and will, presumably, get fixed.
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