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Fair Lawn Plans Monday Trunk-or-Treat at Middle Schools

Due to safety concerns, the borough will reschedule Halloween as a trunk-or-treat event, rather than a door-to-door affair throughout town.

Fair Lawn Plans Monday Trunk-or-Treat at Middle Schools

Fair Lawn will hold a parking lot "trunk-or-treat" at Thomas Jefferson and Memorial Middle Schools on Monday evening.

The decision to hold a trunk-or-treat, in which children dress up and collect candy from the trunks of parked cars, was undertaken to avoid the possible risks kids could face navigating the borough's dozens of downed wires and toppled trees while trick-or-treating door-to-door, Fair Lawn Board of Education president Michael Rosenberg said.

Cars are asked to arrive between 5 p.m. and 5:30pm, and the trunk-or-treat will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

School Closings and Updates

Roseberg said he and superintendent of schools Bruce Watson have been attending daily meetings with the borough to coordinate school closing efforts and ensure students don't return to class before their safety can be assured.

Classes are cancelled for the remainder of this week in both Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook, and are still up in the air for next week in Fair Lawn, Rosenberg said. Both Edison and Radburn Schools are still without power and Rosenberg said he's not confident they'll have it restored any time soon.

Fair Lawn High School will again operate as a charging station Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents without power. A few dozen residents stopped by Thursday to warm up and recharge electrical devices at both the high school and the community center, whose charging center hours are 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m on Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Testing for the SATs, which had been scheduled at the high school for Saturday, has been postponed until Nov. 17, Rosenberg said.

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