It is that time of year- our local black bear population is on the prowl. Recently we have had bear  “sightings” on Amherst Street , Rte 202, School Street, Chicopee Street, Batchelor Street, Harris Street, Carver Street etc. etc. In other words- all over Town.

If you have  a bear in your yard give us a call and stay away from it. Bring children and pets inside. It will most likely move along, unless you have left a “food source” outside for it. Keep your trash secure. Feed your pets indoors, Remove bird feeders until December.

For more information on Black bears and how to deal with them see the Mass Wildife site ” Black Bears in Massachusetts”.