Though an emotionally charged debate has followed the district’s decision to cancel school Monday, no one has disagreed on how well New Canaan’s highway department handled road cleanup.
Selectman Beth Jones said during a meeting at the New Canaan Police Department—temporary headquarters for some Town Hall offices while the downtown building is renovated—that many people are praising how well the roads were handled. (Here’s a before and after gallery of the winter storm, which includes some shots of town roads on Saturday.)
First Selectman Rob Mallozzi called the work “incredible.”
“Our roads were the gold standard of Fairfield County,” Mallozzi said at the meeting.
Much of that is a credit to Mose Saccary and his crew. Saccary, a town worker for 30 years and superintendent of operations for the Public Works Department’s highway division for six, gave a nod to his staff, citing just one difficulty involving private plowers—see video.