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Dobbs Ferry Discourages Trick or Treating at Night

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – The snow storm this past weekend is still having lingering effects due to downed tree branches and live wires. Since it is Halloween though, there may still be some foot traffic in the streets.

The Dobbs Ferry Police Department did not go as far to issue curfews, but it was advised for local residents to take advantage of activities earlier in the day and head home before night fall.

The Dobbs Furry Pet Parade is still on and is set to begin at 5 p.m. at Chestnut St.  Cedar and Main St. will be closed from 4 to 6 p.m. for the event with music being played at the intersection of the two.

“The village encourages parents and children to attend this event instead of trick or treating in the area that may be dangerous as a result of storm damages,” said Dobbs Ferry Chief of Police Betsy Gelardi. “Main St. and Cedar St. will be a safe place to trick or treat this afternoon.”

The Dobbs Ferry School District sent out a message to parents discouraging trick or treating tonight due to safety concerns.

“Trick or treating tonight in local neighborhoods is discouraged due to hazardous conditions that are marked by caution tape and cones,” the statement said.  “Children and parents are reminded that caution tape and cones are not to be touched or removed for any reason either today or tomorrow while walking to school.”

As of Monday afternoon, Con Edison reported on its website that 505 customers in Dobbs Ferry and 492 in Hastings were still without power. Con Edison has stated that most power should be restored by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday.

Dobbs Ferry Village Administrator Marcus Serrano said the village is still assessing the damage from the storm and no cost estimate is available yet.  Serrano did say that the village will look to state aid soon though.

“We will be applying with all the other communities who were in a state of emergency,” he said.

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