UPDATE: Trick-or-Treating on Elm Street Is on From 3 to 6 p.m.

Halloween tradition will continue.

UPDATE, 11 a.m.: Trick-or-treating on Southampton Village's Elm Street will go on as planned Wednesday, even as the village continues to clean up after Hurricane Sandy and LIPA works to restore power to many areas.

Village Administrator Stephen Funsch said that Elm Street has power again.

Southampton Village personnel will close Elm Street to vehicular traffic from 3 to 6 p.m. to provide children with a safe and supervised environment to trick-or-treat.

Candy was collected at Village Hall and the Police Department so Elm Street residents would not have to bear the burden of providing candy alone.

"All trick-or-treating throughout the Village will be suspended at 6:00," Funsch said.


If power is not restored to Elm Street in Southampton Village by Halloween evening, the traditional trick-or-treating that takes place on the block will be canceled, according to Mayor Mark Epley.

The village closes traffic annually on Elm Street so kids can trick-or-treat there safe and supervised. But if the homes still have no power as a result of Hurricane Sandy — and the street isn't lighted — it won't be the safe place it is intended to be.

The village was even soliciting residents to drop off candy at Village Hall and the Police Department, so the Elm Street residents would not have to bear the burden of supplying candy alone.

There is no word yet on if the tradition will be rescheduled.

Elmer Rothklaner October 31, 2012 at 03:26 AM
So now the politicians have empowered themselves to cancel Trick or Treat? They really are full of themselves aren't they; what a joke.
Jaguar-Guy October 31, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Many are boycotting Charlie Brown - since Lucy is perceived as a "mean bully". I call bs on that.
Hazel Wilkonson the First October 31, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Oh, please, what a moronic comment. It was about safety, nothing else. And now that it is back on, you owe an apology for your nonsense.
JJJ October 31, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Dear Hazel Wilkonson the First, hope you are Hazel Wilkonson "The Last". Nobody owes anyone an apology; you just really missed the point. Last time I checked, we have not handed over nor do we need to hand over to our elected officials, the power to run every aspect of our lives. Live wires or downed trees are one thing but lights being out in people's homes won't affect the safety of the kids having a good time on Halloween. You are typical of so many people today that want to remove all risk from life; it can't be done! Let the kids have their day of fun on Halloween even if the lights are out. They will be fine; they have parents and guardians smart enough to watch over them (as they always have) without our elected officials looking over their shoulders. We need way less of the "Nanny State" mentality you advocate and and more self reliance without government officials telling us what we can and can't do. Give us all a break and get a life...


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