Cedar Grove Bear

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No, our neighbors to the north have not changed their school mascot. There was a bear in Cedar Grove yesterday, and not the stuffed kind. According to Cedar Grove Police, the animal was spotted at several locations around town. As of 8 a.m. this morning, it had not been captured.

So, if it has been a while since you heard the bear safety talk with your favorite Cub Scout or Daisy, here’s a refresher: If you see a bear, don’t approach it and don’t run away. Chances are, the bear could run the 440 faster than you can. If you are going to hike or bike the Hilltop for the next few days, make as much noise as you can while you do so (so you do not surprise the bear). And by all means, leave the dog at home.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].

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