Trying to Make a Safer Halloween; Streets With Lights!

But we need you! Jump on the comment stream and tell us, LIGHT or DARK and your street/neighborhood! Easy!


There are so many kids (and parents!) that still want to participate in the annual tradition of trick or treating, and since Mayor Ron McDaniel said it’s up to parents, how about at the very least we determine where it’s safe to go; streets and neighborhoods where there’s light


So, we’ll start a progressive list in the comments stream of this story. I will try and capture those neighborhoods that have LIGHTS and update the story with those.  

If a lot of folks share, I bet it will be a safer Halloween. So let’s go!

In the comments section, simply write LIGHTS or DARK with your street/neighborhood.

Okay, from the most awesome community Facebook page on the planet – Montville Patch’s Facebook page! – comes this (short) list of LIGHTS to get us going. (Are you a friend? You should be!)


LIGHTS – That section of Maple Avenue near Rt. 163

LIGHTS -  Colchester Road near Damato and Mayo

LIGHTS - Glendale Road

LIGHTS - Joy Lane

LIGHTS - Virginia Court

Michelle October 31, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Lights-chapel hill road
Michelle DeShong-Cure' October 31, 2012 at 02:02 PM
LIGHTS in 99% of the Manor
Ellyn Santiago (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 02:22 PM
LIGHTS - Sharp Hill Road LIGHTS - Elton Court LIGHTS - Carol Drive
Bill October 31, 2012 at 02:47 PM
It's not fare that some people can trick or treat and others can't. There are houses that have spend money on Decorations such as fog machines for haunted houses and to share the spirit of halloween. Trees are still falling down and if you do not want to kids to hurt, halloween should be moved to Saturday. The same thing happened last year due to the snow storm and Halloween was still a huge success when moved to Saturday.
Michelle DeShong-Cure' October 31, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I wish someone would make it official, one way or another, or people should vote online and let the majority rule
Bill October 31, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Those who have lights are going to be able to vote. It would not make any sense. The majority of Montville doesn't have electricity. Jest because a group has lights doesn't mean Halloween should be happening.
Sarah O. October 31, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Lights-derry hill lights- platoz
Tina Hagerman October 31, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I agree officially move it to Saturday night so that everyone can have a SAFE and happy Halloween!!
Bill October 31, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Thank you Tina!
Monique Anthony October 31, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Pruett Place is dark and there is a tree and wires across the road. It's not safe for trick-or-treating there.
Bill October 31, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Exactly. No halloween til Saturday.
Lauren Terni October 31, 2012 at 04:36 PM
With neighboring towns making the pro-active decision to postpone trick-or-treating, I think Montville would be wise to follow their lead. Yes, there are neighborhoods with power, but are those homes prepared for extra visitors after being in the dark? No one wants to see a disappointed child standing at the door! If waiting a few days means the majority can participate, then that's where my vote goes (and for common sense).
Bill October 31, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Thank you
Bill October 31, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Plus the people that do not have power have candy prepared to give out
Bill October 31, 2012 at 05:01 PM
http://montville.patch.com/articles/christie-moves-halloween-to-monday Halloween is postponed
Janis H. Albert October 31, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Bill, that is the new jersey governor's decision, not ct.
Bill October 31, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Right so what are you trying to say? I'm confused. I am in New Jersey and all towns have to follow his direct orders.
Amber Sneddon October 31, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Bill this is Montville CT...not montville nj
Ellyn Santiago (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I reached out to several folks that confused Montville (CT) Patch with New Jersey. As if all they're dealing with ...! Sorry Bill, and a number of other folks I have received emails from. Halloween is really important to millions of kids so we get it. Best of luck, New Jersey!
Ellyn Santiago (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Thanks everyone! Going forward, let's try and use this comment stream for letting folks know which streets have lights!
Matthew Stewart October 31, 2012 at 07:04 PM
The Heights has lights (by Murphy Elementary). Come out and Trick or Treat!
P October 31, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Allison October 31, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Lights are on in Woodland Drive and the whole neighborhood back here (off of 32). No sidewalks but the roads are pretty quiet.
Allison October 31, 2012 at 07:35 PM
When do most people start trick or treating?
Matthew Stewart October 31, 2012 at 07:39 PM
depends on the neighborhood, small kids before sundown...and then progressively on into the night. Last year the final kids showed up around 830 or 9pm.
theinformant October 31, 2012 at 07:45 PM
See what happens when you don't have leadership in town. The Mayor again will not make a decesion. For the safety of the kids, make a decesion and live with it. You know it's for the safety of the kids,
hski October 31, 2012 at 08:10 PM
I completely agree he should make a decision. The poor kids that do not have power have to miss out because he won't postpone it. Also in the areas with power they still might have trees down and its not safe. It's really not a good call.
Patricia November 01, 2012 at 01:48 AM
KUDOS to Mayor McDaniel, he saved Halloween!! Great work and dedication once again!!!
hski November 01, 2012 at 03:22 AM
What did he do?
theinformant November 01, 2012 at 12:49 PM
What would you be saying if someone was injured during the night Patricia? Isn’t it better to be safe the sorry? It’s hard to believe, that after everything this Mayor has done to cost this Town in the future, long after he’s gone, there are still people out there that think not making a decision is a good call. These people are either one of his drinking pals or they are politically involved with him. The person, who cares about their future and others, would not be thinking that not making decisions is a good thing. They also can see what it’s going to cost them in taxes in the future if they plan on staying in Montville.


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