It's Halloween, the day that ends with tiny ghosts and goblins -- or maybe miniature Tom Bradys, princesses and Angry Birds -- going door-to-door seeking candy.
Whether the kids are getting ready to hit every house in town or Hurricane Sandy has forced them to stay closer to home, we want to know: how are you spending your Halloween this year?
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Here are some Halloween safety tips distributed by several Central Mass. police departments this season:
- Be bright at night; use retro-reflective tape on your costume to be seen easily.
- Wear a disguise that does not obstruct your vision.
- Stay on sidewalks.
- Walk on the left side of street facing traffic if no sidewalks are available.
- Look both ways and listen for traffic when crossing the street.
- Cross only at corners.
- Never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.
- If someone older cannot go with you, trick-or-treat with a group and be sure to tell your family where you are going.
- Carry a flashlight to light your way.
- Accept treats at the door. Never enter a stranger’s house.
- Have an adult inspect your treats before eating and do not eat candy if the package has been opened.
- Be aware and cautious of animals and strangers during your travels.
- Do not visit a house that is in darkness.
- Keep away from open flames and candles.