Halloween in Milford Will Be Friday, Nov. 9th

The following is a press release from the Office of Mayor Ben Blake.


We are asking everyone to prepare for the Nor’easter coming late Wednesday. We expect rain and 20-30 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph.

Halloween – Last week, due to downed power lines and fallen trees, the City, as well as many surrounding communities, postponed Halloween in the interest of the safety of our children.

In light of the anticipated Nor’easter, we are asking everyone to celebrate Halloween on Friday, November 9.

Mayor Blake asks everyone to be safe and sensible while having fun this Halloween Friday.

Coastal_CT November 07, 2012 at 01:47 AM
At this rate, which will come first: Halloween or Thanksgiving?
Catherine Fiehn November 07, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Our annual "Costume Day at the Studio" is now postponed to the 9th also! Rescheduled from the 31st and the 7th LOL It will be at 11-6pm at the 226 New Haven Ave Studio LOL Just walk in!
kokopop November 07, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Woohoo....I can say that Halloween was on my birthday this year! Very Cool!
C.S. November 08, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Can something be done about "Mischief Night"? I mean this is absolutely absurd that in this day in age it is still acceptable that kids egg cars and houses as well as vandalize peoples property in the good name of Halloween? Is there any way that Milford alerts, the Mayors office, or the Milford PD could get word out to parents that this will not be tolerated? Though I know that the apple doesn't usually fall far from the tree and that the kids that go vandalizing probably have parent(s) that are either high as a kite, or passed out drunk.
C.S. November 08, 2012 at 09:41 PM
How about we do away with the door to door BS as well, do like other towns have, namely Trick or Trunk in a local parking lot, the kids get more candy quicker, and don't encounter the risk of knocking on some creeps door.
kokopop November 09, 2012 at 01:45 PM
C.S. Not all kids egg cars and vandalize property....I let my kids toilet paper my brothers house when they were young (with his permission of course) the fun was he didn't know exactly when they were coming (and they didn't know he knew) and we all had a great time and still laugh about it now!
David Chesler November 09, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Why make them show up at a parking lot? Just give them a web site to sign up at, and send them virtual candy. I don't know if kids even know what the "trick" part of "trick or treat" means, but a little toilet paper in the trees is a cheap price to pay for having kids who grow up to be young adults with spirit, and as kokopop says, good memories. (TP, flour, chalk, kidnapped and ransomed lawn decorations are OK. Eggs? Pushing it. Arson and vandalism, right out!) Some of us in our household had plans for tonight, so if nobody can man the front door, we'll be leaving out a bowl of candy, because after the advertising we've done for the past month with decorations, we're "afraid" to leave them empty-handed.
Amy November 09, 2012 at 04:04 PM
And which parking lot do you suggest? Not everyone has transportation to go all over town! It also takes away all the fun and if you are worried about "creeps" in the neighborhood, GO WITH YOUR KIDS. If you go to a house you don't know and don't feel comfortable about someone who gives out a treat, remove it from your kid's bag right away. You should also check everything over when you get home and throw away anything opened or appearing to have been tampered. Most of the candy usually gets thrown away in my house because my son just doesn't eat it, but he really enjoys going around in his costume. We also get to know our neighbors and say hello to some we don't get to see very often.
Cerise November 09, 2012 at 04:29 PM
In NYC where I come from we never did mischief night. We did stuff like that on actual Halloween when we went trick or treating. Also in NYC 5 boroughs most stores will not sell shaving cream or eggs to anyone under 18 the day or so before halloween or on halloween. I think they idea of trunk or treat is absolute crap. While I understand it. Th epoint was made. If you are worried about your kids trick or treating than GO WITH THEM!!!!!
David Chesler November 09, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Agreed Amy about the social interaction. Where we've moved from (a small city with a smaller heart than here) we were typical modern isolated suburbanites, and there were plenty of neighbors we simply didn't get to talk to very often. That annual visit so we could exchange a pleasantry or two about how the kids had grown ended up being a significant part of the social fabric.
Jeannie Albino November 09, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Is halloween still on for today?
C.S. November 09, 2012 at 09:26 PM
I don't really care about what not all kids do, mine got egged and cost me a pretty penny to repair the clear coat which was ruined by the egg. What you say about TPing your brothers place is perfectly fine, and as a responsible parent I also assume that you would not be all too pleased should your kids do damages to a complete strangers place.
C.S. November 09, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Hey Dave how does vandalizing someones property become a cheap price to pay for having kids who grow up to be adults with spirit? In my case the egging was not cheap by any means. TP chalk and flour are all fine so long as they are not on a persons house or cars.
C.S. November 09, 2012 at 09:31 PM
C.S. November 09, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Good for you, I never took part in mischief night either and still grew up a spirited adult.
arkay November 09, 2012 at 09:41 PM
I won't be around to hand anything out. Oh well. 2 delays and that's what happens.
David Chesler November 09, 2012 at 09:49 PM
"If it bends it's funny, if it breaks it's not." Agreed C.S., ruining a stranger's paint job is too far. Far short of that it's good to let loose every so often, even if it means adults have to buy candy or take the time to pick up the toilet paper. (Limit it to Halloween, April Fool's Day, and nothing too harsh, and it shouldn't be a problem.)
C.S. November 09, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Now that I could agree with David.
kokopop November 12, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Well C.S. I guess that's what I was trying to say...I've instilled upon my children that having fun is fine, but crossing the line is unacceptable. At the ages of 22 and 21 they are now responsible caring loving adults who are now helping to teach my brothers kids the same values I taught to them. So I fully expect next year for my niece and nephew to be TPing my house-all in the name of RESPONSIBLE fun!
David Chesler November 12, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Did anybody get any trick-or-treaters Friday? We didn't, and our teens only ate half the candy we had ready to give away while they were on door duty, which was responsible enough for us :-)
P W November 12, 2012 at 03:01 PM
we had about 50 kids
Kokopop November 12, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I did! Not the usual amount but - enough!


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