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Bears sightings increase

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Photo by Kim Marchand A black bear and her cubs were seen two weeks ago on Glendale Avenue.

While news of a black bear killing pigs at a Winchester farm made statewide headlines this week, other sightings have been less violent. Kim Marchand recently spotted this mama bear and baby cubs in the front yard of her home on Glendale Avenue. Police were called to the scene, but since they were dealing with a mother and her babies, they did not approach the bears. Instead, an officer flashed his lights and used his cruiser’s siren to encourage the family to scamper away.

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