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Despite Snow, Harrison Has a Happy Halloween

HARRISON, N.Y. - Students of Harrison Avenue Elementary School looked beyond the weekend's snowfall and took to the streets Monday to celebrate Halloween. Parades outside the town's elementary schools showed off the town's creativity in costume selections and made the winter weekend a thing of the past.

"The snow isn't stopping us," resident Jesse Romano said. "We've been waiting all year for this!"

Romano's home was fortunate enough to not lose power since the snowfall, she said, making Halloween easy to celebrate.

As of Monday evening, Consolidated Edison reported 404 Harrison residents without power in the aftermath of Saturday's snowstorm.

While that might seem like a lot, the town was fortunate when compared to neighboring towns and villages. Nearby Mamaroneck reported only 838 Con Ed customers without power. Meanwhile, North Castle reported 3,069 customers without electricity.

Harrison police said some trees had fallen but there was no significant damage aside from some power outages in town. The Harrison Department of Public Works was on patrol during the storm collecting falling trees.

United Way of Westchester and Putnam said area residents should add the free confidential Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1 helpline to their list of critical phone numbers in anticipation of the pending weekend storm.

United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline offers callers information and referrals to health and human services organizations most appropriate for their needs. The line is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

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