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Watch for little goblins

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By The Staff

On Saturday evening, our community will be filled with witches and pirates, goblins and princesses, not to mention all sorts of strange-looking animals — and just about any other character children’s imaginations can invent.

Halloween is a night of fun for our children. It shouldn’t ever be a night of mischief, danger or evil. And the spooky fun it provides shouldn’t be lost because, like so many things, a few people choose to abuse the occasion.

Official trick-or-treating hours for children up to age 12 are from 5 to 8 p.m. While the thought of collecting all that candy may make children giddy with excitement, it's important that they and their parents be careful.

A story on today’s front page offers information about local Halloween activities and all the fun that’s being planned

Just keep in mind, a little common sense — and some extra caution — can keep our children safe while they’re out having fun this Halloween.