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‘I Assumed Jewish Holidays Counted’: Parking Ticket Appeals

What follows are excerpts from parking ticket appeals letters filed recently with the New Canaan Parking Bureau. Where available, we’ve included information on the violation for which these people were cited, in what amount, and where and when the violation occurred. For context, we’ve also added town of residence for the ticketed motorist. We preserve spelling, capital letters and punctuation as written by the appellant. ***

“I was getting married on 9/29/17 and my daughter from NYC (9 girls) were having our nails, hair, etc. Continue Reading →

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‘I Was Helping My Elderly, Unwell Mother’: Parking Ticket Appeals

What follows are excerpts from parking ticket appeals letters filed recently with the New Canaan Parking Bureau. Where available, we’ve included information on the violation for which these people were cited, in what amount, and where and when the violation occurred. We preserve spelling, capital letters and punctuation as written by the appellant. ***

“On August 1, 2017 at 9:46 a.m. I received a ticket #3020001183 on my car. A few things occurred that I would like to bring your attention to: 1. Continue Reading →

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‘You Should Be Ashamed’: New Canaan Parking Violators Offer Unsolicited Advice

What follows is a special installment of our parking ticket appeals roundup—here we reproduce the letters not of those appealing their tickets, but the parting words of those who pay up following violations yet feel it best to offer advice to the New Canaan Parking Bureau. As always, we have produced spelling, punctuation, grammar and capitalization in its original form. ***

“To be honest, I believe that this is not how the town of New Canaan should treat well meaning people. The fact that no where does it say you must pay before departing or receive a ticket is an unethical practice and a very poor reflection on the town and it’s government. As a previous resident for many years, I am sad that both my mother and I have been not treated fairly and with an appreciation of the effort to pay what I owe within 24 hours. Continue Reading →

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‘I Only Parked That Way To Pick Up a Pair of Shoes from the Cobbler’: Parking Ticket Appeals

What follows are excerpts from parking ticket appeals letters filed recently with the New Canaan Parking Bureau. Where available, we’ve included information on the violation for which these people were cited, in what amount, and where and when the violation occurred. We preserve spelling, capital letters and punctuation as written by the appellant. ***

“We needed to park in the shade due to medicine in car needing to be kept cool. The car next to us was parked diagonally over our line so we needed to park further to the right, thereby crossing the right-side line.”

—$30 for obstructing two spaces in Morse Court at 10:18 a.m. on July 21

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“A TRUCK WAS BLOCKING THE SIGN, I PARKED BEHIND THE TRUCK, I NEVER SAW THE SIGN. Continue Reading →

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‘I’m Almost 8 ½ Months Pregnant’: Parking Ticket Appeals

What follows are excerpts from parking ticket appeals letters filed recently with the New Canaan Parking Bureau. Where available, we’ve included information on the violation for which these people were cited, in what amount, and where and when the violation occurred. We preserve spelling, capital letters and punctuation as written by the appellant. ***

“I am a new driver I got my license in December and am really upset that I broke the law. I understand I did something wrong, and am really sorry I did, but please consider forgiving the tickets or reducing the fine. Continue Reading →

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