Any other year, all that would be left of Halloween a week later would be the scattered wrappers of snack-sized candy bars. But this year is different.
Last week's power outages due to Hurricane Sandy caused the borough and the township to weigh in on trick-or-treating.
Borough officials asked resident not to trick-or-treat on Oct. 31 for safety reasons. Trick-or-treating will take place tonight instead.
In Newtown Township, officials didn't recommend children stay in on Halloween but encouraged residents to participate in a second trick-or-treat night in the interest of safety. That second trick-or-treat night will also be held this evening.