We are beginning to get reports about bears being active. Please take down your bird feeders, secure your trash, and feed pets indoors. If you remove their food source the bears will stay in the woods where they belong. If you do encounter a bear, back off and stay away. If  it is in a heavily populated area call the Police Department. usulayy if left alone they will head back into the woods, partucularly if there is no food supply. See these tips from the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.  If a bear is seen near a bus stop when children are due to be picked up or dropped off, please notify us and we willtry to  keep a car in the area.