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Halloween fans still visit Salem

Mayor Kim Driscoll said two weeks ago that 2020 "is not the year to come to Salem.” Still, people dressed as goblins and ghouls made their way to the Witch City, despite calls to stay home.

In this Dec. 26, 2003, file photo, the logo for the Salem Police Department, which bears an image of a witch, is displayed on a police cruiser's door in Salem, Mass. ((AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)

(AP) – Halloween still attracted lots of people to Salem, the most witch-friendly city in Massachusetts, although crowds were smaller than during a typical year because of the coronavirus.

Mayor Kim Driscoll said two weeks ago that 2020 “is not the year to come to Salem.” Still, people dressed as goblins and ghouls made their way to the Witch City, despite calls to stay home.

Those who made it to Salem had to contend with closures and restrictions designed to prevent the kind of large crowds that typically descend on the North Shore city on Halloween.

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