Marlborough kids get the ‘green light’ for trick or treating

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House to house trick or treating will be allowed, but Horribles parade is cancelled 

File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – Halloween is just around the corner and Marlborough will allow those who want to participate on Saturday, Oct. 31 to do so.

In a press release from Mayor Arthur Vigeant, it was noted “masks or face coverings are a necessity with a costume of course. No mask, no treats. Residents who wish not to participate are advised to leave their outdoor lights off.”

“We hope families can enjoy this annual tradition while practicing social distancing, mask wearing and good hygiene. We’ve had to cancel all events to date through this pandemic, and we feel it’s better for kids and their families to enjoy Halloween outdoors rather than inside,” Vigeant noted.

The annual Horribles Parade and trick or treat on Main Street, however, is cancelled this year. “It’s a popular event and typically draws large crowds which would not follow state guidelines,” Vigeant noted in the release.