Happy Halloween, Shrewsbury!

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Trick-or-treaters made their rounds in the snow last year in Grafton.
Trick-or-treaters made their rounds in the snow last year in Grafton. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi

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?

Send your photos to jpaluzzi@dailyvoice.com and we'll run them in a Halloween photo gallery.

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.
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Official trick or treat hours? Go when ever you want. The "man" can't tell you not to go trick or treating. Just go.
And if you are going trick or treating, try wearing a costume.

How about "Do not knock on the door or ring doorbell of house if the front porch light is off".

Well jpaluzzi::::::::if you kept stories about leicester on the leicester voice instead of northboro etc, no one would be mistaken. just saying.

Curious...the article is titled "Happy Halloween Grafton".

Readers, please bear in mind as you talk with each other that this story is posted on all 10 of our Central Mass sites to solicit Halloween photos from all of our towns. Information about trick or treating specific to your town should be in a separate story on your site, and not all towns have set trick-or-treating hours.

Grommit and Jokersfour, you are talking about DPW buildings in two separate towns. This discussion does not belong on a story about Halloween.

More candy! I want more candy!

Does anyone know if there are official trick-or-treating hours tonight?

Excellent Safety Points!

Happy Halloween Northbridge and Tricks or Treats!