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The fine art of pumpkin carving

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular celebrates the Halloween tradition

PROVIDENCE — If your family is like many, you’ve got a pumpkin sitting on the front stoop. On or just before Halloween, you’ll hollow it out, give it a spooky/silly face, stick a candle inside, and hope it stays lit until the last trick-or-treater goes home.

By the next morning, squirrel food.

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