Efforts to remedy parking problem at NCES pick up speed

The town and school are taking steps to crack down on illegal parking in the area of the school. Incidents such as this one on Feb. 9, where a car was parked in a fire lane, illegally facing the wrong way and just yards away from a spot in the mostly empty parking lot, has been commonplace for years. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

NORTH CANAAN — Things are getting better with illegal (and inconsiderate) parking around North Canaan Elementary School, thanks to physical restrictions and reminders that caution is required in a school zone.

The Board of Selectmen is now stepping in to create and enforce clearer directives.

Some of the changes already made include the relocation of the entrance to the neighboring Town Hall parking lot, so drivers can no longer cut across the pedestrian crosswalk. New signage makes it clear the street is one-way for an hour twice a day, during student arrival and dismissal times.

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