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Local Officials Let People Decide What They Wanted

Kudos to Jamestown and surrounding towns and villages that are allowing trick-or-treating to move forward on Halloween this year.

It’s been a rough year for a lot of children. Activities they enjoy participating in were abruptly canceled, school time with friends was taken away suddenly and, for some, the warm summer months were spent missing out on summer fun that was canceled because of COVID-19.

Losing trick-or-treating wouldn’t have been the end of the world, but it surely would have been disappointing nonetheless. It’s good to see that Warren, while not sanctioning Halloween, is simply leaving it up to parents and neighbors. Those who want to trick-or-treat can do so. Those who want to put their front porch lights on and accept trick-or-treaters can do so as well.

Ultimately, city officials decided to leave it up to people to do what they feel is best for them and their families. If only some of our state’s elected officials would do the same.

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