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Controversy over trick-or-treat in Sandy aftermath

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The worst of the storm may be over, but it is still affecting Halloween celebrations in some Maine communities.

Scarborough decided Monday morning to postpone trick-or-treating until Saturday. Some residents there are unhappy about the decision. Julie Fournier says she wishes the police would reconsider, since there doesn't seem to be much damage around town.

Saturday is also the same day Fournier and her daughter Alicia are putting on a benefit show for Epilepsy, which Alicia has been battling her whole life. It's a broadway review called"Alicia & Friends." It's the fourth time the family has put on the show. They have raised tens of thousands of dollars over the years for Epilepsy research and support services.

Julie Fournier says she was devastated to learn that trick-or-treat was postponed to the same night as the show.

"My first thought was my show," Fournier said. "Saturday night was the show that we've been working six months for that many, many people around here have tickets for, and then how do you look at your child and say, 'Well you can't go trick-or-treating because we have to go to Alicia's show.'"

Fournier says she and her neighbors will likely trick-or-treat in their neighborhood Wednesday anyway. Scarborough Police issued a statement on Facebook saying that they won't stop people from trick-or-treating that day, but they will not have additional patrols on to monitor it.


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