Spooked again.

Because of the nor'easter threatening Fairfield and the rest of the Northeast late Wednesday, Fairfield officials are once again postponing trick-or-treating.

Hurricane Sandy last week forced the first cancellation of the Oct. 31 holiday ritual. Officials at time said the door-to-door collection of treats would go forward a week later on Nov. 7.

However, officials decided Tuesday that, with the Wednesday threat of another powerful storm -- with downpours and winds gusting up to 30 mph -- the event should be called off in the interest of public safety.

Instead, a "Trunk-or-Treat" event, sponsored by police, fire and municipal departments, will take place for youngsters Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m., in the north parking lot of the Fairfield Railroad Station off Unquowa Road.