Selectmen discuss corn-stomping bears

CORNWALL  — Responding to a report of five bears seen trampling a local crop of sweet corn, the Cornwall selectmen agreed to pursue the matter with state officials at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept.19.

“Clearly the exploding population of bears is causing damage in a way that wasn’t a factor until recently,” First Selectman Gordon Ridgway observed.

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