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After Sandy: North Haven Postones Halloween 'Trick-or-Treating' to Nov. 7

The town will join other area municipalities in their decision to hold off the annual celebrating until local streets can be completely cleared of debris and downed wires and safe for foot travel.

Due to public safety concerns following Hurricane Sandy, North Haven has joined the towns of West Haven, New Haven and East Haven in postponing Halloween "Trick or Treating" from this Wednesday evening to next Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Town officials in each of the communities have noted that many municipalities have roads that are not completely open, and a significant number of residents who also remain without power.

"For the safety and well being of our children and residents, First Selectman Michael Freda has decided to ask residents to postpone Halloween trick or treating in the Town of North Haven for one week, until Wednesday November 7th," the town reported via its Facebook page early Tuesday evening.

In North Haven, some 34 percent of the town, or 3,760 customers, are currently without electricity as of 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Officials noted that the extra week will allow town and utility crews to clear the streets of debris and repair downed wires to make foot traffic on neighborhood streets safe.

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