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Trick or Treating Discouraged

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Citing the dangers of downed trees and power lines, some Pioneer Valley towns and cities are “cancelling” Halloween.

The following municipalities have either cancelled or postponed Halloween festivitiesm, or are urging families to not head out Monday night:

Amherst – Postponed to Sunday, November 6

Agawam – “strongly advising against trick or treating”

Chicopee – Postponed until Saturday, November 5

Deerfield – Halloween Hayride in Old Deerfield and South Deerfield cancelled, Police strongly discouraging trick or treating due to safety

Granby – Cancelled

Holyoke – Police are strongly advising against trick or treating, and ask that people celebrate at home instead.  Holyoke Police and City Hall will be handing out candy

Monson – Cancelled, no make-up date set

Northampton – Postponed until Saturday November 5

Palmer – Cancelled, no make-up date set

Russell – Cancelled

Springfield – Cancelled

Westfield – Postponed, no make-up date set

West Springfield – Police are strongly discouraging trick or treaters from heading out


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