Ghosts’ and Goblins’ Guide to Great Gathering

Trick-or-Treaters are being reminded of some important Halloween safety tips from the state police and Capt. David W. Neal, commanding officer of Troop C of the state police.

Neal reminds children to carry a flashlight and stay on the sidewalks if possible. If there is no sidewalk, stay on the left side of the roadway and walk facing traffic.

Children should also wear clothing withreflective markings or tape and stay in familiar neighborhoods. Neal advised against cutting through back yards and areas that are not well-lit.

Parents are also asked to accompany young trick-or-treaters. If children are old enough to go out on their own, parents should be aware of where they are.

Although police said tampering is rare, children should still bring their candy home before eating anything. Parents should look the wrapper over carefully and remove anything that looks suspect.

Drivers should also be aware that there will be a large number of young people in close proximity to the roads, so they are reminded to drive slowly.

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