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An annual tradition put on by the Halliwell family, "Wonderland on Roseville" has neighbors concerned about parking and traffic in the neighborhood by visitors to the annual holiday display.
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An annual tradition put on by the Halliwell family, "Wonderland on Roseville" has neighbors concerned about parking and traffic in the neighborhood by visitors to the annual holiday display.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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Patti Cook, of Fairfield, and her grandson Tommy Suozzi, 2, visit the 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville," Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The Patti Cook, of Fairfield, and her grandson Tommy Suozzi, 2, visit the 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville," Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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Mary Halliwell and her daughter Maryanne DeSiena, right, stay warm by the fire at the 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville," a Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Mary Halliwell and her daughter Maryanne DeSiena, right, stay warm by the fire at the 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville," a Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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Erika Lubrano, left, of Trumbull, and her friend Ganimete Kameraj, of Bridgeport, check out the 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Erika Lubrano, left, of Trumbull, and her friend Ganimete Kameraj, of Bridgeport, check out the 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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An annual tradition put on by the Halliwell family, "Wonderland on Roseville" has neighbors concerned about parking and traffic in the neighborhood by visitors to the annual holiday display.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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Allison Cordero, of Fairfield, and her son Sebastien, 2, visit the 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville," a Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The Allison Cordero, of Fairfield, and her son Sebastien, 2, visit the 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville," a Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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Aoife Finnegan, 5, of Fairfield, and her best friend Jane Sicat, 5, of Westport, in front, check out Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer while visiting the 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville," a Christmas lights Aoife Finnegan, 5, of Fairfield, and her best friend Jane Sicat, 5, of Westport, in front, check out Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer while visiting the 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville," a Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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Jane Sicat, 5, of Westport, left, and her best friend Aoife Finnegan, 5, of Fairfield, pose for photos on Santa's sleigh at the 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville," Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Jane Sicat, 5, of Westport, left, and her best friend Aoife Finnegan, 5, of Fairfield, pose for photos on Santa's sleigh at the 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville," Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, The 17th Annual "Wonderland at Roseville" Christmas lights display at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Conn. on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. The display, which the Halliwell family starts putting up in May, features over 350,000 lights, 200 figures, several holiday trains, a warming fire and much more. Donations collected go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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Marisa Minton, of Fairfield, and her son Greyson, 2, enjoy Gene Halliwell's "Wonderland at Roseville" house lit up for the holidays, on Roseville Street in Fairfield on Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014. All donations Marisa Minton, of Fairfield, and her son Greyson, 2, enjoy Gene Halliwell's "Wonderland at Roseville" house lit up for the holidays, on Roseville Street in Fairfield on Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014. All donations given benefit the Shiner's Hospital.
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Quinlan Anderson, 4, of Fairfield, gazes at Christmas angels at Gene Halliwell's "Wonderland at Roseville" house lit up for the holidays, on Roseville Street in Fairfield on Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014. Behind Quinlan Anderson, 4, of Fairfield, gazes at Christmas angels at Gene Halliwell's "Wonderland at Roseville" house lit up for the holidays, on Roseville Street in Fairfield on Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014. Behind Anderson a small building is made to resemble a church and it honors the victims of Sandy Hook. All donations given benefit the Shiner's Hospital.
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A view of Gene Halliwell's "Wonderland at Roseville" house lit up for the holidays, on Roseville Street in Fairfield on Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014. All donations given benefit the Shiner's Hospital.
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A view of Gene Halliwell's "Wonderland at Roseville" house lit up for the holidays, on Roseville Street in Fairfield on Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014. All donations given benefit the Shiner's Hospital.
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For the 11th year in a row, the house at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which encompasses the entire front and back yards, took seven people For the 11th year in a row, the house at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which encompasses the entire front and back yards, took seven people approximately 1,000 hours to build. Visitors who wish to donate are asked to contribute to the Shriners Club, and so far the family has raised over $10,000 for the organization.
Photo: Lindsay Niegelberg
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Visitors look at the lights at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield. For the 11th year in a row it is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which encompasses the entire front and back yards, Visitors look at the lights at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield. For the 11th year in a row it is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which encompasses the entire front and back yards, took seven people approximately 1,000 hours to build. Visitors who wish to donate are asked to contribute to the Shriners Club, and so far the family has raised over $10,000 for the organization.
Photo: Christian Abraham
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A view of Gene Halliwell's "Wonderland at Roseville" house lit up for the holidays, on Roseville Street in Fairfield on Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014. All donations given benefit the Shiner's Hospital.
Photo: Lindsay Niegelberg
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For the 11th year in a row, the house at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which encompasses the entire front and back yards, took seven people For the 11th year in a row, the house at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which encompasses the entire front and back yards, took seven people approximately 1,000 hours to build. Visitors who wish to donate are asked to contribute to the Shriners Club, and so far the family has raised over $10,000 for the organization.
Photo: Lindsay Niegelberg
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For the 11th year in a row, the house at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which encompasses the entire front and back yards, took seven people For the 11th year in a row, the house at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which encompasses the entire front and back yards, took seven people approximately 1,000 hours to build. Visitors who wish to donate are asked to contribute to the Shriners Club, and so far the family has raised over $10,000 for the organization.
Photo: Lindsay Niegelberg
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From left, George Mulligan, Maryanne Mulligan, Mary Halliwell, Billy Frostick and Michael Bihany pose for a photo at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield. For the 11th year in a row it is alight with thousands of From left, George Mulligan, Maryanne Mulligan, Mary Halliwell, Billy Frostick and Michael Bihany pose for a photo at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield. For the 11th year in a row it is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which encompasses the entire front and back yards, took seven people approximately 1,000 hours to build. Visitors who wish to donate are asked to contribute to the Shriners Club, and so far the family has raised over $10,000 for the organization.
Photo: Lindsay Niegelberg
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Visitors donate to the Shiners Club after looking at the lights at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield. For the 11th year in a row it is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which Visitors donate to the Shiners Club after looking at the lights at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield. For the 11th year in a row it is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which encompasses the entire front and back yards, took seven people approximately 1,000 hours to build. Visitors who wish to donate are asked to contribute to the Shriners Club, and so far the family has raised over $10,000 for the organization.
Photo: Lindsay Niegelberg
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Visitors look at the lights at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield. For the 11th year in a row it is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which encompasses the entire front and back yards, Visitors look at the lights at 226 Roseville Terrace in Fairfield. For the 11th year in a row it is alight with thousands of Christmas lights. The production, which encompasses the entire front and back yards, took seven people approximately 1,000 hours to build. Visitors who wish to donate are asked to contribute to the Shriners Club, and so far the family has raised over $10,000 for the organization.

FAIRFIELD — The “Wonderland on Roseville” Christmas light display is drawing even more attention these days.

After a story about a petition seeking the town’s help in controlling traffic and parking created by visitors to the Halliwell family’s 18-year tradition, and the Halliwells’ conclusion that the petition could mean an end to the display, the story has drawn attention from all over, on social media, and television.

Comments range from those who say they can understand the problem of living with the crowds and traffic generated by Wonderland to those critical of Sawyer Road resident Nadine Losquadro, who circulated the petition signed by members of 28 different households on Sawyer and Roseville Terrace.

In a comment posted to the Fairfield Citizen’s website, Losquadro said while maybe ending the display is the Halliwells’ response to the petition, that was not at all the intent.

“The petition does not protest the display,” Lesquadro wrote. “It simply asks the town to help control traffic and parking in the neighborhood to make it safer for everyone. Nothing more. I hope I can speak for all my neighbors when I say we enjoy the lights display and the charity it brings. We’re not asking for it to end.”

The Halliwells do not charge admission to the display but do accept contributions for the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Springfield, Ma.

In an effort to quiet complaints, police have posted temporary parking restrictions along one side of Roseville Terrace, and during the hours the light display is open to the public, traffic is one way into Roseville, with all traffic exiting back out to Black Rock Turnpike via Sawyer Road.

“As the influx of people grows as it gets closer to the holiday, we will make more accommodations to include making one side of Sawyer Road ‘no parking’ as well,” Lt. Robert Kalamaras said. “We understand this is a quality of life issue. While it’s also for a good cause, it affects many of the residents around it with increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic.”

Kalamaras said the department’s hope is that the event — which runs through New Year’s Day — can remain, while they attempt to mitigate some of the neighbors’ concerns as best they can.

Patrol officers assigned to that section of town will regularly monitor the amount of traffic that visits the neighborhood, and patrols will increase as needed. So far, Kalamaras said, there have been no issues reported.

The Halliwell’s daughter, Maryann, said Wednesday that things have been going well at Wonderland since the lights were turned on Thanksgiving Day, and the safety measures seem to be working. “So far, so good,” she said.

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