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Clifton's Halloween Controversy

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In Clifton, a dentist is being haunted by local officials over his Halloween display. For a dozen years, Dr. Wayne Gangi has had witches in his windows and ghouls in the garden for Halloween that locals have come to love.

This year, Clifton officials complained that the use of public trees for this extravagant display is a violation of city code. They also are trying to keep the traffic from this display under control and ticketing cars that stop to visit.

All that’s left of the display are ghosts and signs saying that Clifton politicians have cancelled Halloween. Gangi urges visitors to call the mayor and complain.

A disappointed visitor, Steve Neretti, doesn’t see why this is a problem the officials should really be worrying about. “It’s Halloween. It’s good for the kids. It’s the spirit. What’s the big deal if they hang something from a tree?” He said.

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