Liverpool, NY – Amateur Repeater clubs from all over the state staked out bridges and Thruway overpasses last night, making sure that pranksters didn't throw pumpkins and other objects down onto passing motorists.
Bob Hamby, Pumpkin Patrol Director for the Liverpool Amateur Repeater club, says a thrown pumpkin can cause serious damage to a vehicle traveling at highway speed.
He says the HAM operators don't apprehend potential vandals, but they are in constant contact with New York State Troopers on patrol.
Albany, NY – Don't be surprised if you don't see as many trick or treaters as you used to.
An Albany Times Union Poll shows that many parents are opting out of traditional trick or treating excursions. Instead, parents are taking their children to parties, community center haunted houses, and malls that offer safe trick-or-treat programs.
Some towns are limiting trick or treat hours. One southern tier town has decided to put a 9 p.m. curfew on trick ot treaters this year.