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October 30, 2008

Trick-or-treating on the North Shore

Before your little princess or monster hits the streets with a pillowcase and candy dreams, check out what time your town has designated for trick-or-treating:

Beverly: Beverly Main Steets is hosting a downtown business trick-or-treat from 4 to 6 p.m. today. On Friday, citywide trick-or-treating is from 5 to 8 p.m.

Boxford: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday

Danvers: Between dark and 8 p.m. Friday.

Hamilton: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday

Ipswich: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday

Marblehead: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday

Salem: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday

Topsfield: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday

Wenham: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday

Manchester, Middleton, Peabody and Swampscott do not have official times.

Safety tips

Go to homes you know in your neighborhood.

Check the candy before eating it and throw away anything unwrapped.

Use makeup instead of a mask, or take the mask off when walking from house to house.

Have a planned route and stick to it. Avoid shortcuts and hidden paths.

A light above the door is an invitation: "If the light is not on, then goblins be gone."

Go out in a group; never travel alone.

Use sidewalks. If there isn't one, stay on the left side facing traffic.

Drivers: Be aware of little monsters around the streets.

Set a time for children to be home.

Source: Local police departments

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