Moynihan: Plan to Re-Mark Main Street in the Works

The New Canaan Police Commission is discussing a plan to remove about 12 parking spaces on Main Street in order to accommodate a state regulation that requires on-street parking spaces to be distanced by 25 feet from crosswalks on state highways. First Selectman Kevin Moynihan—in a brief update during Thursday’s Parking Commission meeting—said he will meet with the Police Commission again next week, along with Town Counsel Ira Bloom and Town Planner Lynn Brooks Avni, to come up with a plan. Moynihan said the state is “putting pressure” on the town to get the project done quickly. “They said if we don’t do it, they will do it,” he said during the meeting, held at Town Hall. Last year, New Canaan lost 13 parking spaces on Elm Street after the town attorney advised that local ordinance cannot supersede the same 1949 state law.

‘I Learned How To Drive in Vermont’: Parking Ticket Appeals

Here are excerpts from appeals filed with the New Canaan Parking Bureau by ticketed motorists:

“First off I want to apologize for parking on a crosswalk. I work as an uber delivery driver & finding parking close to restaurants can sometimes be difficult. So I parked right in front of restaurant, but I was literally in there for one minute. I was in and out but the lady gave me a ticket anyways. I know I was wrong but if you can please give me another chance! I will never obstruct a crosswalk again.

GOP Sweep: First Selectman Moynihan Wins Re-Election, Republicans Retain Town Council and Board of Ed Seats [UPDATING]

First Selectman Kevin Moynihan won a second term to New Canaan’s highest office Tuesday by an approximately 56% margin, according to unofficial election results. Running on a platform of progress in areas such as commuter parking and cellular service, the Republican incumbent and retired corporate attorney held off a challenge by Democrat Craig Donovan by a count of 3,381 votes to 2,163, according to tabulations not yet verified by local election officials. (The figure does not include same-day registrants or the recounting of about 60 District 1 ballots.)

Interviewed by NewCanaanite.com, Moynihan said he was “thrilled” with the outcome. “I am very pleased to have such a wide margin this time compared to last time,” he said. “So I think it’s a convincing victory and …