BOSTON – When you woke up this morning, if you happened to look at a calendar or your phone or Instagram, then you would have quickly remembered that today is Halloween, one of the most frightfully ghoulish days of the entire year! However, if you happened to look out your window, as well, then you also would have realized that it is pouring. Like, a lot. And the rain has been coming ever since last night and it's not really expected to stop it all today, according to meteorologists.
Obviously, trick-or-treating is a major part of Halloween festivities, but will it be delayed in some cities and towns in New England because of this rain-based onslaught? Some places have already decided to postpone.
According to the National Weather Service, an inch and a half rain could be dumped on Massachusetts by the time Friday rolls around and many towns have been prompted to push trick-or-treating hours to this weekend, as a result.
Thanks to The Boston Globe, we have a full list of the towns and cities that are postponing. The ones that have moved the event to Friday are Essex, Lowell, Shirley, and West Brookfield. As for the ones moved to Saturday, the Globe lists them as Amesbury, Athol, Barre, Boxford, Fitchburg, Leominster, Methuen, Monson, Newbury, Orange, Paxton, Pittsfield, Princeton, Rowley, Southbridge, Sturbridge, Swampscott, Topsfield, Westminster, and West Newbury.
Additionally, in Boston, many roads have been closed to accommodate the trick-or-treaters as the times vary from borough to borough. The earliest start time will be in the Allston region as trick-or-treaters are slated to travel from three o'clock to five o'clock in the afternoon. The latest finish in Boston for trick-or-treaters can be found in the Back Bay and at Fenway as both will end at 8:30 in the evening.
If you are saddened to hear the news that you or your children will have to wait a couple extra days to receive your Halloween candy, then I think I might know something that perfectly blends Halloween and New England. And I bet it'll put a smile on your face.
Yes, that is the beloved quarterback of our New England Patriots, Tom Brady, posing outside his Halloween-decorated house with his dog and in a Stormtrooper from Star Wars costume. To be honest, it does not really get any better than that.
Happy Halloween and stay safe out there!
Photo by Bee Felten-Leidel on Unsplash