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Trick-or-Treating Postponed

Decision made due to weather and power outages.

Tewksbury officials have announced that Trick-or-Treating has been postponed.

Trick-or-treating will now take place on Nov. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Today there is a Halloween event going on all day at the from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Jenn October 31, 2011 at 02:55 PM
Thank you! Makes life a bit easier :)
Mary October 31, 2011 at 03:09 PM
How about the Police Department doing a reverse 911 to let the public know that Halloween has been cancelled. It surprises me that it wasn't cancelled right from the get go due to the storm and all the down trees and down wires.
Cindy October 31, 2011 at 03:43 PM
I just got the call from the town notifying us it's cancelled.
Kathleen Brothers October 31, 2011 at 03:49 PM
I wonder how many will know that it has been postponed? If you have no power it is darn hard to know what is going on with the world around you. For example, we had no power for 24 hours, we had no idea that there were shelters open. No power, no tv, no computer, no phone. So how are the parents of these kids going to know that Halloween has been postponed? I betcha that there will be kids out tonight! I guess I am trying to say no phone no reverse 911 call!
Maureen Castiglione October 31, 2011 at 04:04 PM
Kathleen, they asked the schools do "One Call Now" and are posting it on the board in the center of town. Those with power, or access to on-line, have been calling/texting each other to spread the word. Hopefully everyone will be aware before this evening. I'm sure there will be a few people who didn't get notified, but they are certainly doing everything they can to notify people. Hopefully, by notifying the school parents, word will get out to parents with younger children. Reverse 911 is difficult to do, and takes an extremely long time. I don't understand why TPD can't use "One Call Now" to do town wide notifications instead of reverse 911. But that's another question for another day.
Linda October 31, 2011 at 04:06 PM
You can have your cell number listed with the Town as well. I get the reverse 911 calls via landline and cell. Hopefully, most people have car chargers to keep their cell phones working.
Karyn October 31, 2011 at 05:45 PM
On another note...is that not the most adorable "jack-in-the-box" you've ever seen? :)
Jeannie October 31, 2011 at 07:31 PM
Walgreens near south st has a sign up saying the hours are 5-7 sunday ???
Marc October 31, 2011 at 07:42 PM
Jeannie I got the reverse call from the school dept that it is November 6th from 6 PM - 8 PM. I left my cell number instead of home phone that way I always get the calls from the school dept..
Gracey D'Ippolito November 01, 2011 at 07:35 PM
I agree this is a time to help one another. Spread the news around because I will be demanding that National Grid and the town ASSESS the ongoing ISSUE, collecting signatures from Tewksbury, and other towns to protest this Power Outage. We tewksbury residents with children, the elderly, pets and everyone in general -especially those residents that live south of tewksbury who no matter what kind of weather get hit with a Power Outage; we need make a stand. Both National Grid and the town know this was coming, but the problem has never been assessed, and it sure was not assessed this time around. If you agree and want to stand as one, please advocate for our town and sign your name on that We demand letter that the Power Outage issue be addressed ASAP. Thank You. Tewksbury residents.
Laurie Balatsos October 29, 2012 at 10:54 AM
let's not get worried about little things like trick or treating when things could be sooo much worse.
beatrice October 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM
trick or treat on election night?
Bill Gilman (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Laurie, Beatrice ... this was a story from 2011, when Trick or treating was postponed by the blizzard.
Bill Gilman (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Bob, you are reading the story from last year. Trick or treating is still on for this year, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
Bob Rauseo October 29, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Update: Thanks, Bill Gilman, for clarifying this. I have delered a post I made so as not to add to the confusion. The date 2011 is on the heading but easy to overlook. The conditions - bad weather, power outages, etc. are eerily similar - no pun intended. I did call the Selectman's office and ask about this. The person I spoke told me that this was not happening. She was right, of course. So, false alarm.
denise October 29, 2012 at 12:34 PM
LOL...if Halloween gets 'canceled." they better have it on SAT. Night!!! Glad to hear 2012 is still ON!!
Karyn October 29, 2012 at 05:01 PM
A case of deja vu.....everybody take a deep breath and calm down....it's not snow, just a Nor'easter.

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