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Pleasantville Mayor: Keep Kids Indoors for Halloween

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A down wire forces the closure of the road at Bedford Road and Sutton Place in Pleasantville on Tuesday.

Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer has appealed to parents to keep their children off the streets Wednesday night for trick-or-treating as the village copes with the cleanup in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

On Tuesday afternoon, about 25 percent of the village’s homes were without power but with downed trees and live power lines on the ground in various locations, there is concern for children’s safety, Scherer said.

“We recommend that parents organize Halloween celebrations in their homes and keep kids off the streets, especially after dark,” Scherer said in a message to village residents. “We know that Pville’s kids will be disappointed to miss their great traditions at Halloween, but none of that is worth risking safety.”

He said he was concerned about tree branches that are at risk of falling. Although Con Edison has cut power to some of the downed wires, it can’t be assumed that all pedestrians will be safe by Wednesday night.

Con Edison has made no projection regarding the complete restoration of power to the village. However, the utility reported that a full restoration of service throughout the county could take as long as seven to 10 days.

Elsewhere, in North Castle, the Hergenhan Recreation Center on Maple Avenue in Armonk is open on Tuesday night for provisions and for town residents to charge their electronic devices. The center is open until 10 p.m. on Tuesday and will re-open at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.

For any town residents without power, the Brynwood Club at 568 Bedford Rd. will be open for showering from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Residents are asked to bring a towel. The grille will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cutting trees and clearing roads remains the town’s top priority. The main road closure is Route 22 north from Windmill Road and is expected to be closed overnight.













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