Several towns postponing, canceling Halloween

For the second year in a row, a major storm has forced several towns to delay Halloween festivities, deeming the streets unsafe for Trick-or-Treaters.

Here are some of the towns that have told kids to stay inside Wednesday night:

  • Fairfield: Postponed to Nov. 7.
  • Greenwich: Postponed; new date to be announced later in the week.
  • Milford: Mayor Ben Blake said Halloween has been postponed until Nov. 7. The city is partnering with the Westfield CT Post Mall for their Halloween Dance, which will still be held Oct. 31, starting at 4 p.m. It is a children’s event and costumes are requested. For more information, contact Amy Daniels at 203-301-2240.
  • New Canaan: Postponed. Town will provide an alternative, but no date set yet for that.
  • Norwalk: “The governor is suggesting people stay off the roads. That should be suggestion enough,” Mayor Richard Moccia said. “My suggestion is if you want to celebrate Halloween, consider neighborhood parties indoors. I’m not insensitive to the kids. I am worried about them.”
  • Stamford: Mayor encouraging parents to curtail outdoor activities.
  • Trumbull: Postponed until Sunday, Nov. 4. Westfield Trumbull Shopping Park is sponsoring a Halloween party for all Trumbull residents between 4 and 6 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Westport: Not postponed, but First Selectman Gordon Joseloff urged parents to use extreme caution when accompanying their children trick-or-treating. “Trick-or-treating should be done in areas that are safe, away from downed trees and wires,” he said. “We urge parents to use their best judgement and to be home by dark.”
Tom Cleary