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After Sandy: East Haven Postones Halloween 'Trick-or-Treating' to Nov. 7

The town will join other area municipalities in their decision to hold off the annual celebrating until local streets can be completely cleared of debris and downed wires and safe for foot travel.

Due to public safety concerns following Hurricane Sandy, East Haven has joined the cities of West Haven, New Haven and now North Haven in postponing Halloween "Trick or Treating" this Wednesday evening to next Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Town officials have noted that all three municipalities have roads that are not completely open, and a significant percentage of residents also  remain without power.

In East Haven, some 73 percent of the town, or more than 10,000 customers, remain without power as of 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday. That number had been as high as 77 percent earlier this afternoon.

The East Haven Mayor's Offfice noted that the extra week "should allow all town and utility crews to get the three communities back to normal so all family's can enjoy Halloween in a safe and secure manner. "

Mayor Maturo also discusses the with East Haven Patch in a video posted in the gallery.

cheryl October 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM
this is a great idea mayor maturo,,thanks for watching out for the children of out town. and allowing them not to miss trick or treating
Flowers October 31, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Good, concerned message from our Mayor. Wish his staff would have kept quiet while he was taping.
Beth Ann Bretter October 31, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Oh ugh. Here I was hoping East Haven would do the sensible thing and postpone it to a weekend night.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Flowers: The video was taken at the emergency operations center in the fire headquarters downtown on Tuesday. So, there was a lot of activity going on there at that time — no quiet spots at the EOC following a hurricane! Just an FYI.
Ginger DeMatteo October 31, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Julie, none of the comments are appearing. Any idea why??
Julie Weisberg (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Ginger: I'm not sure, but I'll look into the issue! Thanks again for the heads up!
thomas October 31, 2012 at 03:57 PM
halloween is about satan anyway
Momauguin Joe October 31, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Flowers, Press Releases and now, taped video messages are the order of the day for Mayor Maturo. Live press conferences with questions/answers have been out of the question, ever since the unfortunate Taco incident. An inquiring reporter might ask the Mayor, for example, how zoning regulations come into play in East Haven, especially on the beachfront/shoreline where homes and a Beach Club appear to have been built on landfilled marshland, only a few foot from the ocean. A tougue tied Maturo would be hard pressed to answer any unscripted questions and so we now have these video clips. Take a look at the photos on the website for the Silver Sands Beach Club. http://silversandsbeachclub.com/ The tennis courts appear to be bult on, or next to, marshland and the club's pool is prominently displayed only a few feet from the ocean. I know that many of these homes and cottages have been there for generations; but many of them have been added on to by current or recent owners. How is any of this approved by EH zoning officers? I'm not saying anybody did anything illegal BUT it seems something is deeply amiss here.
Flowers October 31, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Where are the messages?
Flowers October 31, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Thanks for your comment "M Joe". I have always been suspicious of how housing gets approved in EH and who is protecting the wet lands. It does appear that for a long time you could build anything anywhere. Only Mr Lippincott was told no. He donated his property to the state for what is now Farm River State Park even though the property was already prepped with sewer service.
Momauguin Joe October 31, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Flowers, If I had the time, I'd dig through the public records on some of these properties to see who owns what, who signed off on what; and how and when exactly did some of these ridiculously looking multilevel structures manage to get built in a flood zone; like this one for example: http://o1.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/PATCH/thumbnail/118x88/crop/88x88+15+0/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/patch/573644985aff2b78517737f313d617e9
Julie Weisberg (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Flowers: It's a temporary glitch we're having. You have to be logged in to post a comment. Our tech dept is working now to resolve the issue. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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