GRAFTON, Mass -- Halloween will go forward as scheduled in Grafton in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which left downed tree branches and scatted power outages in town.
Town Administrator Tim McInerney's office said there are no plans to reschedule trick-or-treating, since damage is not as widespread as it was last year. The October 2011 snowstorm left 80 percent of the town without power, forcing the move of trick-or-treating by five days.
Grafton Police will patrol South Street while trick-or-treaters make the rounds on Oct. 31.
"We will have an officer on both ends of South St. from 6 to 10 p.m." Grafton Police Chief Norman A. Creapeau, Jr. said. "If traffic does get heavy, we will block off the road to all but South Street residents' vehicles."
South Street, which runs from the Common south to Old Upton Road, is unofficially Halloween central for many Grafton children dressed as witches, giraffes, or Superman. In recent years, there have been long lines of trick-or-treaters at front doors waiting for candy.