Parents preach all year long to not take candy from strangers — well, of course, unless it's Halloween.
It's that time of the year for fun and fright, but there are some safety precautions to consider before taking those little ghosts, scarecrows and princesses out to trick-or-treat.
Experts suggest that parents provide calamine lights (glow sticks) for their children, which will be helpful in keeping an eye on the children and illuminate them to drivers.
It's also important to know your surroundings. Click here to view a list of registered sex offenders at the RI Sex Offender Community Notification Unit website. (Search 'Coventry' or '02816' to view results.) There are eight people listed in Coventry's 02816 zip code.
A searchable database with an interactive map is available at Familywatchdog.us.
View the attached PDF for even more Halloween safety tips.