Neighbors reach agreement over holiday light display

<p>A Fairfield family says they've reached a deal with neighbors who had concerns about their famous, annual holiday light display.</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 29, 2017, 1:05 AM

Updated 2,369 days ago

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A Fairfield family says they've reached a deal with neighbors who had concerns about their famous, annual holiday light display.
The display on Roseville Terrace draws thousands of visitors a year for the past 17 years, but neighbors say it causes parking problems in the area. A few weeks ago, they started a petition asking the police to enforce rules preventing event parking on the street.
Mary Halliwell and her family say that would have defeated one of the purposes of their event — which is to give people the chance to park, walk up to the property and leave donations for Shriners Hospital for Children.
This afternoon, the Halliwells met with Nadine Losquabro, the woman who started the petition, and came to terms.
"All we're looking for is just a safe flow of traffic and parking while the event is going on," Losquabro says. "Never was the intention to shut this display down. It's beautiful. It raises money for a good cause."
Police will be putting no parking signs on just one side of the street, allowing for two lanes of traffic to pass.
"I think it's going to work out perfectly," Halliwell says. "She's willing to work. We're willing to work with her, and we're going to do everything we can."
Losquabro says her children have been to the display before, and she's donated to Shriners. She says her only regret is not approaching the Halliwells first and finding a solution before starting the petition.


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