Update: Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m.: Fair Lawn Cancels Halloween
Gov. Chris Christie may have said he was considering postponing Halloween, but Fair Lawn won't be -- so get your candy ready.
In spite of the large number of trees and power lines blocking streets and sidewalks around town, the borough has decided to hold the holiday as originally scheduled. There will not be a curfew.
Police Chief Erik Rose said that because the majority of young children trick-or-treat with their parents during the day, he believes they'll be properly supervised and will steer clear of any potentially hazardous parts of town.
If severe weather were predicted on Halloween, Rose said he may feel differently, but the forecast is clear.
With school cancelled districtwide Wednesday, parents who would like to take their children trick-or-treating during the day should have an opportunity to get an early start.
Some residents who disagreed with the borough's decision to not reschedule the holiday took to social media to air their concerns.
"Stupid," one Patch reader commented. "Not safe enough to go to school, but ok to go Trick-or-Treating with downed wires and trees."
Others sided with the borough, saying that the decision whether or not to let a child trick-or-treat should be left up to the parents.