STAMFORD, Conn. — Parents are upset with Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia for not postponing Halloween as the city tries to recover after Hurricane Sandy.
“There is no way to address it without having problems,” Pavia said Wednesday afternoon.
With downed wires and trees making conditions unsafe, Pavia is urging residents to keep their kids indoors and curtail all outdoor activities for Wednesday.
He added that moving Halloween to a later date is easier to do in small communities, but not in a city with the size and diversity of Stamford.
The Stamford Daily Voice’s Facebook page has received many comments from concerned parents hoping to move Halloween and trick-or-treating to this weekend, or some other later date.
“That's great wisdom on the Mayors part! Let's send the kids out with 47% of public out of power and down trees and wires!" Deborah Pope Landseidel commented. “They are asking for trouble sending kids/TEENS out tonight.”
“With so many neighborhoods without power, it would not be safe to take the kids out. Stamford NEEDS to reschedule Trick-or-Treating,” Cara Denison said.
Christine McCabe Keen said, “It's not safe out there. Trees, poles and wires down. Not to mention the lack of power in North Stamford. I can't believe the Mayor hasn't moved it.”