Will Sandy Ruin Halloween?

Township officials said they have no authority over trick-or-treating.

We know Hurricane Sandy will bring lots of water and wind damage to the area but how will it impact Halloween?

The worst of the storm should pass by Tuesday -- one day before Halloween -- however, downed trees and widespread power outages may make trick-or-treating, well, tricky.

Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Mike Gallagher said Newtown Township does not have authority over when children trick-or-treat. He said it would be up to the parents to decide whether or not to send their children out.

Newtown Borough offices were closed Monday and officials could not be reached for clarification on this issue. If anyone has information regarding trick-or-treating in Newtown Borough, please email kara.seymour@patch.com.

Ed B October 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Last year was a precedence in Northern New Jersey that Halloween can be pushed back. Since we will be without power for days, we can and should push it back.
A Dauer October 30, 2012 at 03:57 PM
I agree with Joy - it should be moved to Friday evening.
Lisa C October 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM
They did the same around Boston after the Halloween blizzard.
Jen P. October 31, 2012 at 01:50 PM
What's preventing our government officials from making this decision that we want them to make on our behalf???
Tina Z October 31, 2012 at 04:56 PM
I agree, the township should step up and make a uniform decision so that everyone does the same thing throughout Newtown. Many families without power don't even have ways to contact others to figure out if their neighborhoods are participating or not and are relying on patch for info. My development will be pitch black by 530pm and there are downed trees and branches still all over. We need a few more days to even clean up our properties after Sandy.


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