****  Adams has now scheduled trick or treat for Saturday 5:30 to 7 Pm

Due to severe weather expected during the evening hours of Thursday, Oct. 31, and the need to clean up our neighborhoods from possible damage due to high winds and flooding on Friday, Nov. 1, the cities of Pittsfield and North Adams, and the Town of Dalton are postponing trick-or-treat until Saturday, Nov. 2.

Trick-or-treat will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. If you plan on participating in the festivities, please leave your light on. We hope our kids and their families have great fun trick-or-treating on Saturday.

On that note.

There's a petition on Change.org with more than 150,000 signatures to get the government to officially move the date of Halloween from October 31st to the last Saturday in October.

But it doesn't look like the date change is happening, so the people behind it are trying a new strategy:  Rather than moving Halloween, they want to make a new holiday.

It would be called National Trick or Treat Day, and it would be on the final Saturday of October.

And it's been added to the National Day Calendar website, for whatever that's worth.

But does it have a chance of catching on and becoming a real thing?  I guess we'll see.  Or everyone will totally forget about this after Thursday and won't remember until roughly next September.