Sleepy Hollow, New York, is a town made famous by Washington Irving's story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. In that story, the ungainly school teacher is rebuffed in wooing the hand of a beautiful girl at a dance. Leaving the dance in a vulnerable emotional state, he passes several reputedly haunted places before finally encountering a headless horseman.
Fright is the biggest industry in Sleepy Hollow. The shops have Halloween all year round, seeming to vie with each other in an effort to be most creatively frightening.
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And, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series last night.