Bethel's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel Sat, 21 May 2022 05:36:20 -0400 HamletHub.com Bethel's Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 22 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/49552-bethel-s-memorial-day-parade-on-sunday-may-2249552-bethel-s-memorial-day-parade-on-sunday-may-22 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/49552-bethel-s-memorial-day-parade-on-sunday-may-2249552-bethel-s-memorial-day-parade-on-sunday-may-22

The Bethel Patriotic Association is pleased to announce that we will once again be hosting our Annual Memorial Day Parade, Sunday, May 22nd.
 
The parade will kick off at 2:00 pm from the intersection of Rte. 53 and 302. The route is 302 east to Barnum Square, left at the square, and left onto School Street where it will disband at the Municipal Center.
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kerry@ducey.org (Bethel Patriotic Association) Events Fri, 20 May 2022 11:43:10 -0400
Bethel Students Receive Superintendent Award, Leadership Awards https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49551-bethel-students-receive-superintendent-award-leadership-awards49551-bethel-students-receive-superintendent-award-leadership-awards https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49551-bethel-students-receive-superintendent-award-leadership-awards49551-bethel-students-receive-superintendent-award-leadership-awards

WCSA/CAPSS Superintendent Award for 2022

Congratulations to the following students on receiving the WCSA/CAPSS Superintendent Award for 2022Kaitlyn Kechejian, Bethel Middle School, Jae Godfrey, Bethel Middle School, Rachel Jay, Bethel High School, and Shamus O’Grady, Bethel High School. The WCSA/CAPSS Superintendent Awards are given to recognize middle and high school students based on: community service and service to others; academic prowess; and, leadership service to the school community.

CABE Student Leadership Award for 2022

Congratulations to the following students on receiving the CABE Student Leadership Award for 2022Bethel High School, Kareena Ohri and Mateo Shaboo; Bethel Middle School, Hanna Patten and Celine Pereira.

The CABE Student Leadership Awards are given to recognize student achievement and potential. These students were picked from among their peers for exhibiting leadership qualities as defined by the criteria developed by CABE.

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kerry@ducey.org (Christine Carver, Ed.D.) Neighbors Fri, 20 May 2022 11:41:05 -0400
Stew Leonard’s in Danbury opens Little Farms tomorrow with celebrations & Name Our Babies contest https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/places/49553-stew-leonard-s-in-danbury-opens-2022-little-farms-with-celebrations-name-our-babies-contest49553-stew-leonard-s-in-danbury-opens-2022-little-farms-with-celebrations-name-our-babies-contest https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/places/49553-stew-leonard-s-in-danbury-opens-2022-little-farms-with-celebrations-name-our-babies-contest49553-stew-leonard-s-in-danbury-opens-2022-little-farms-with-celebrations-name-our-babies-contest

Celebrations Include Costumed Characters, Snacks, & More

Stew Leonard’s Little Farm locations in Yonkers, N.Y. and in Danbury & Norwalk, Conn. will open for the season on Saturday, May 21, 2022.  To welcome the goats, lambs, and birds to their new homes, Stew’s Little Farms are each hosting celebrations that include snacks, balloons, and special appearances by Stew Leonard’s own Clover the Cow!  Calves will join the menagerie in mid-July.

In anticipation of the opening of the Little Farms, kids ages 4 to 10 are also invited to enter the “Name Our Babies” contest at Stew Leonard’s.  Parents can pick up a “Name Our Babies” entry form at customer service at the Norwalk, Danbury and Yonkers stores can submit their children’s recommended animal names into the suggestion box.  The contest ends May 16 and winners will be invited to a special naming ceremony as part of the opening day celebration on Saturday, May 21.

The winners of each store’s “Name Our Babies” contest will receive a $25.00 gift card to Stew Leonard’s and will also have their picture taken with the animal they named.  These pictures will even be posted at Stew’s Little Farms so everyone will be able to see who named our baby animals!

WHEN & WHERE

Norwalk:

Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Stew Leonard’s Norwalk store, located at 100 Westport Ave., Norwalk, Conn. 06851

Customer questions call: (203) 847-7214

Yonkers:

Saturday, May 21, 2022, from Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Stew Leonard’s Yonkers store, located at 1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers, NY 10710

Customer questions call: (914)375-4700

Danbury:

Saturday, May 21, 2022, from Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Stew Leonard’s Danbury store, located at 99 Federal Road, Danbury, Conn., 06811

Customer questions call: (203) 790-8030

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kerry@ducey.org ( Meghan Bell) Places Fri, 20 May 2022 07:53:00 -0400
Con Artist Playbook by AARP CT and Bethel Public Library on May 26 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/49550-con-artist-playbook-by-aarp-ct-and-bethel-public-library-on-may-2649550-con-artist-playbook-by-aarp-ct-and-bethel-public-library-on-may-26 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/49550-con-artist-playbook-by-aarp-ct-and-bethel-public-library-on-may-2649550-con-artist-playbook-by-aarp-ct-and-bethel-public-library-on-may-26

Con Artist Playbook by AARP CT and Bethel Public Library on May 26 at 6:30 pm 

Take a look inside the mind of a criminal. Join AARP Connecticut, Bethel Public Library and participants across the country for this FREE, virtual session taking place on Thurs., May 26, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. 

AARP membership is not required.

Join us as we dive into the mind of the con artists who target our communities at the cost of so much. Learn how to protect you and your loved ones from ID Theft, Romance Scams, Imposter Scams, Gift Card Scams and more!

This session is live and interactive allowing for a Q & A with the AARP Fraud Watch Network Team after the presentation. 

View this brief video to learn more AARP SCAM VIDEOS STOP SPOT & SHARE 

Learn more and register here.

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kerry@ducey.org (AARP) Events Thu, 19 May 2022 14:40:15 -0400
Grants available for Bethel small businesses, apply May 23 - June 30 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/politics/49549-grants-available-for-bethel-small-businesses-apply-may-23-june-3049549-grants-available-for-bethel-small-businesses-apply-may-23-june-30 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/politics/49549-grants-available-for-bethel-small-businesses-apply-may-23-june-3049549-grants-available-for-bethel-small-businesses-apply-may-23-june-30

The Town of Bethel is pleased to announce that they are offering a THIRD Round of Small Business Assistance grants to eligible Bethel-based small businesses that employ 25 or fewer employees and that have been adversely impacted by the COVID pandemic.
 
Grant applications of up to $5,000 will be accepted between the dates of May 23 - June 30, 2022.
For more information on the program and the application click here.
 
Visit Bethel Economic Development on Facebook here.
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kerry@ducey.org (Bethel Economic Development) Politics Thu, 19 May 2022 12:48:15 -0400
St. Mary School Carnival in Bethel Through May 22! https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/49531-the-carnival-is-coming-to-bethel49531-the-carnival-is-coming-to-bethel https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/49531-the-carnival-is-coming-to-bethel49531-the-carnival-is-coming-to-bethel

St. Mary School 44th Annual Carnival May 18 at 6:30 PM through May 22 at Bethel Municipal Center.

After a two-year break, St. Mary School CARNIVAL is back in Bethel for four nights beginning May 18!

Fun and games by Tufano Amusements plus food, fried dough, raffles and FUN!

Visit the event on Facebook here for additional information.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Thu, 19 May 2022 09:20:00 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Bethel: Learning Streams https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/places/49468-why-small-businesses-matter-learning-streams49468-why-small-businesses-matter-learning-streams https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/places/49468-why-small-businesses-matter-learning-streams49468-why-small-businesses-matter-learning-streams

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Learning Streams!

Three questions with Adrianne Roberts, founder of Learning Streams.

Why did you start your business?

Opting to homeschool my son from 5th grade on, I felt that I spent my life in the car driving him to various classes and wanted to create a space where a group of children could learn and socialize together and still have plenty of time to homeschool. As a homeschooled student myself, I wanted to address some of the issues that I and other families faced by offering a cohesive program and abundant services to benefit families.

I also wanted to offer classes to children that are in a more traditional school setting but would benefit from a creative, yet academic class but aren’t able to be homeschooled full time.

What is your best-selling product/service?

This year we launched our day program. Students are with us two days a week from 9:30-2:30. This allows students to be with the same group of friends and learn together. This offers parents a chance to continue to work, run errands, or spend quality time homeschooling/being with their other children.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

We are re-launching the Multiverse Expo in September. This family-friendly comic-con type event features local businesses as they provide loads of entertainment and fun for the entire family! The Learning Steams community hosts this event to pull the area communities together.

Byrd’s Books is going to have book signings, the library is going to host some amazing local artists, and we are providing an educational component along with the Norwalk Gamers Orchestra to educate children about music and instruments!

Adrianne would like to nominate Robin at Daily Fare to be featured next!

Learning Streams is located at 29 Taylor Avenue in Bethel. Visit Learning Streams online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook and Instagram pages as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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daliborboldis@gmail.com (Dan) Places Wed, 18 May 2022 06:51:11 -0400
Bobbie the black bear's cubs are headed to a wildlife rehabilitation center! https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49548-bobbie-the-black-bear-s-cubs-are-headed-to-a-wildlife-rehabilitation-center49548-bobbie-the-black-bear-s-cubs-are-headed-to-a-wildlife-rehabilitation-center https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49548-bobbie-the-black-bear-s-cubs-are-headed-to-a-wildlife-rehabilitation-center49548-bobbie-the-black-bear-s-cubs-are-headed-to-a-wildlife-rehabilitation-center

Bobbi's cubs are headed to a wildlife rehabilitation center! 

CT DEEP reports, "Since Thursday, DEEP Wildlife Division Staff have been communicating with wildlife agencies in other states to obtain authorization to engage potential bear rehabilitation specialists for the bear cubs.
 
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) staff left a short time ago from the DEEP Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area with the cubs and are on their way to the Kilham Bear Center – a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility."
 
State Representative David Michel (Stamford) documented the event on social media. Below is an excerpt:
It was quite clear the lead biologist, after catching those little fur balls, realized they were too small to have been on their own. Also the statements of DEEP are strange when talking about human or public interaction, there were seemingly none until DEEP was called to help catch the cubs once they were spotted. If DEEP had meant for the public to stay away from the cubs they should have communicated with all the houses around the forest, however it was mentioned by the neighbors that no one went after the cubs unless associated with deep, municipal police, or rehabilitators who found the cubs. I went in as an Observer to try and get quicker updates on the situation in the forest.
 
Thank you to my legislative colleagues Nicole Klarides-Ditria, State Representative Anne Hughes, and State Representative Raghib Allie-Brennan, #StateRepresentativeMitchBolinsky for applying pressure on DEEP to capture the cubs, as well as board members of the CWRA (Laura, Regina, Deb..), Annie Hornish of the Human Society of the United States Connecticut director, and Lori Brown, for helping locate the cubs and being amazing advocates, And thank you to the neighbors who rallied around together in support, the municipal Police, and First Selectman Dan Rosenthal.
 
For updates on the cubs, follow Save Bobbi's Cubs on Facebook here.
 
*Image courtesy State Representative David Michel. Follow him on Facebook here.
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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Tue, 17 May 2022 15:19:37 -0400
Meet the Local Effectv Team: Account Executive Patrick Oliver https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49547-meet-the-local-effectv-team-milford-resident-patrick-oliver49547-meet-the-local-effectv-team-milford-resident-patrick-oliver https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49547-meet-the-local-effectv-team-milford-resident-patrick-oliver49547-meet-the-local-effectv-team-milford-resident-patrick-oliver

Editor's note: here on HamletHub, we are excited to introduce you to the team at Effectv! Over the next few months, we will spotlight local Effectv employees and learn about what they love about their community, their job, and working with local small businesses. 

Meet the Local Effectv Team!

Patrick Oliver, Account Executive at Effectv

Where do you call home? ​

I am a lifetime resident of Milford, CT.

How many years have you worked at Effectv? 

I just celebrated my 14th year with Effectv. 

Best part of your job? 

As an Account Executive, I truly enjoy working with my clients to navigate the media landscape.  Helping them fine-tune their media budget to target potential customers is very challenging. When clients see the results of an effective campaign there is no better satisfaction. 

What do you love about your community?

I love that Milford is a city where everyone seems to know everyone. Milford is a waterfront community whose motto is “A small city with a big heart.” The city is rich with history and tradition, has miles of beautiful coastlines, and a great variety of local shops and restaurants. It’s a great place to raise a family.

What do you like most about serving local businesses in the area?  

I really enjoy working with local businesses and seeing them be successful. It is not only good for the business, but also for the community. 

What is a fun fact about you?

One day in 1995 my dad and I stopped at Subway to have lunch.  There was a box that said “Enter to win a free trip to Super Bowl 29” so we did.  Our entry was picked out of over 80,000 and we were off to Miami to see the San Francisco 49ers vs San Diego Chargers.

You can reach Patrick via email patrick_oliver@cable.comcast.com

Learn more about Effectv HERE.

For questions about Effectv services, contact Rusty Beers  Rusty_Beers@cable.comcast.com 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Tue, 17 May 2022 11:41:32 -0400
Fairfield County Bank Seminar: How to Detect Fraud & Avoid a Scam https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/49546-fairfield-county-bank-seminar-how-to-detect-fraud-avoid-a-scam49546-fairfield-county-bank-seminar-how-to-detect-fraud-avoid-a-scam https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/49546-fairfield-county-bank-seminar-how-to-detect-fraud-avoid-a-scam49546-fairfield-county-bank-seminar-how-to-detect-fraud-avoid-a-scam

Keeping You Secure: How to Detect Fraud & Avoid a Scam

Consumers lost $8.5 billion to fraud last year, up 70% over 2020 - Federal Trade Commission

Identity theft can be crippling and with fraud on the rise, Fairfield County Bank wants to make sure you are armed with the information you need to protect yourself.

Join Fairfield County Bank for a 1-hour session where two of their Executives will discuss

  • Recent scams

  • Ways fraudsters try to steal your identity

  • The ramifications of a hacked account

  • What to do if you become a victim

  • Steps you can take (and the Bank is taking) to keep you secure. 

The sessions will take place on Tuesday, May 24 at 3:00 pm and Wednesday, May 25 at 11:00 am.

05.24.2022 Registration    

05.25.2022 Registration

Please note: you will not be on camera, but you will be able to ask questions in the Q&A box. Questions will be answered in the last 15 minutes of the session.

Fairfield County Bank Executives presenting will be Marcie Coffin (EVP Audit, Compliance & Risk Management) and Frank Kunst (EVP, Technology).

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Fairfield County Bank) Events Tue, 17 May 2022 10:49:05 -0400
Bethel residents Victoria Nunes and Nada Farhat named to Deann's List at SNHU https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49545-bethel-residents-victoria-nunes-and-nada-farhat-named-to-deann-s-list-at-snhu49545-bethel-residents-victoria-nunes-and-nada-farhat-named-to-deann-s-list-at-snhu https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49545-bethel-residents-victoria-nunes-and-nada-farhat-named-to-deann-s-list-at-snhu49545-bethel-residents-victoria-nunes-and-nada-farhat-named-to-deann-s-list-at-snhu

It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the Bethel residents Victoria Nunes and Nada Farhat on being named to the Winter 2022 Dean's List.

Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.500 to 3.699 are named to the Dean's List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students must earn 12 credits in the fall or spring semester, and online students must earn 12 credits over two consecutive terms (EW1 & EW2, EW3 & EW4, or EW5 & EW6).

Learn more at www.snhu.edu.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Southern New Hampshire University) Neighbors Tue, 17 May 2022 10:28:04 -0400
Meet the Local Effectv Team: Jeff Reinhardt https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49532-meet-the-local-effectv-team-jeff-reinhardt49532-meet-the-local-effectv-team-jeff-reinhardt https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49532-meet-the-local-effectv-team-jeff-reinhardt49532-meet-the-local-effectv-team-jeff-reinhardt

Editor's note: here on HamletHub, we are excited to introduce you to the team at Effectv! Over the next few months, we will spotlight local Effectv employees and learn about what they love about their community, their job, and working with local small businesses. 

Meet the Local Effectv Team!

Jeff Reinhardt, Account Executive at Effectv

Where do you call home? ​

I have been living and raising my family in Fairfield County for the past 35 years.

How many years have you worked at Effectv?

The last three years of my 30+ year career in the media and marketing industry have been spent working in the Danbury office of Effectv. Live local – work local! ​

Best part of your job? ​

I love learning about each unique business I work with: their strengths, challenges, and goals.  There is great satisfaction when one of my clients shares their success in leveraging my experiences combined with the impact of Effectv. ​

What do you love about your community? ​

I believe that community is the people within it. A great community is comprised of local businesses that thrive from the people who shop and support locals.

What do you like most about serving local businesses in the area? ​

Businesses in Connecticut have characteristics that are unique to our region. The businesses in our communities truly care about their customers, employees, and the residents they serve. I have met some really wonderful people in my career and hope HamletHub introduces me to some more! 

What is a fun fact about you?

In addition to being a media professional, I’m also a magician. Over the past two years, I’ve evolved to Zoom Performances for executives at businesses around the world.

You can reach Jeff Reinhardt, Account Executive via email jeff_reinhardt@comcast.com

Learn more about Effectv HERE.

For questions about Effectv services, contact Rusty Beers Rusty_Beers@cable.comcast.com 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Tue, 17 May 2022 06:49:12 -0400
The Puppy Bus is Coming to AAA Danbury on May 20! https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49536-the-puppy-bus-is-coming-to-aaa-danbury49536-the-puppy-bus-is-coming-to-aaa-danbury https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49536-the-puppy-bus-is-coming-to-aaa-danbury49536-the-puppy-bus-is-coming-to-aaa-danbury

Mark Your Calendars for May 20! The Puppy Bus is Coming to AAA Danbury!

As they say, ‘A Pet in Need is a Pet Indeed!’ And if you’re a party animal seeking a ‘fur’-ever pet, here’s your chance to attend a Puppy Party at AAA Northeast’s Danbury Office on May 20 from 2 to 6pm.

Companion Pet Rescue (CPR), a Southbury-based, non-profit dog rescue and placement agency, will arrive at the 93 Lake Avenue branch with a bus full of adoptable puppies seeking homes. Interested persons can meet the dogs on-site, speak with representatives about the application process and apply for pet adoption on the spot.

Through May 20, AAA branch employees also are collecting dog food, toys, blankets, and financial donations to help the organization.

Donations may be dropped off at the branch during regular hours Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm and on Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm.

 AAA Danbury is located at 93 Lake Avenue, Danbury

For more information on Companion Pet Rescue, visit https://cprdogs.com/

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kerry@ducey.org (AAA) Neighbors Tue, 17 May 2022 06:40:00 -0400
RVNAhealth in June: Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis Through Diet and Exercise https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/49544-rvnahealth-prevent-and-treat-osteoporosis-through-diet-and-exercise49544-rvnahealth-prevent-and-treat-osteoporosis-through-diet-and-exercise https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/49544-rvnahealth-prevent-and-treat-osteoporosis-through-diet-and-exercise49544-rvnahealth-prevent-and-treat-osteoporosis-through-diet-and-exercise

RVNAhealth presents Bone Appetite: Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis Through Diet and Exercise on June 9, 16, and 23 

Work with Registered Dietitian, Monica Marcello, and learn how to increase your odds against, osteoporosis, the most prevalent metabolic bone disease in the United States. 

Special guest appearance by Physical Therapist, Kate Campbell, PT, DPT.

Class Includes: Includes: Educational Materials, Access to RVNAhealth Recipes and Corresponding Shopping List, A Food Journal, A Comprehensive List of Lab/Blood Work Recommendations and Their Purpose, and More.

Time: 5:30 to 7:15 pm
Place: RVNAhealth Nutrition Education Center

Cost: $175

To learn more or schedule a nutrition consultation, please call 203.438.5555 x 1152 or contact nutrition@RVNAhealth.org

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Tue, 17 May 2022 06:37:00 -0400
UPDATE: Bear Cubs Located in Newtown! https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49543-deep-s-wildlife-division-actively-patrolling-newtown-area-in-search-of-bobbi-the-bear-s-cubs49543-deep-s-wildlife-division-actively-patrolling-newtown-area-in-search-of-bobbi-the-bear-s-cubs https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/49543-deep-s-wildlife-division-actively-patrolling-newtown-area-in-search-of-bobbi-the-bear-s-cubs49543-deep-s-wildlife-division-actively-patrolling-newtown-area-in-search-of-bobbi-the-bear-s-cubs

UPDATE: Last night, CT DEEP reported on social media that with the assistance of Newtown officials and the police, the cubs were located in a wooded area of Newtown. 

"The cubs appear to be in good health, but DEEP has concerns for their safety due to the risk of continued public interaction. As a result, DEEP will be attempting capture and rehabilitation. Since Thursday, DEEP has been actively involved, deploying DEEP Environmental Conservation Police units and Wildlife Division staff to conduct monitoring in the area over the weekend, and identifying options for rehabilitation if needed.

DEEP Wildlife Division staff will be on-scene in the morning to check the condition of the bears and, if possible to do so safely, remove them from the wild in order to bring them to a rehabilitator. DEEP wildlife biologists will be making every effort to make this process as smooth as possible for the cubs."
 
In order to make the capture successful, DEEP asks the public to stay away from the cubs to allow them to remain in the area.

 Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) are investigating the killing of a female bear in Newtown that occurred on Thursday, May 12.

The bear, known on social media as Bobbi the Bear #217 (her tag number) has garnered much support from neighbors. A new Facebook page has been created Save Bobbi's Cubs (the photo you see here is courtesy of that page).

DEEP Wildlife biologists and Environmental Conservation Officers are monitoring the situation to assess the health of the surviving bear cubs, in coordination with Newtown officials.

CT DEEP is thankful to the community for the many messages regarding the bear cubs. They say, "Staff from DEEP’s Wildlife division as well DEEP’s Environmental Conservation Police Officers have been actively patrolling the local area since yesterday evening to monitor for any signs of the cubs."

DEEP says, "Remember: feeding or interacting with the cubs could inhibit their ability to forage for natural food and could put the cubs in great danger. To best assist the cubs, monitoring should be left to DEEP and local officials."

Visit the CT DEEP on Facebook here for updates.

Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) responded to a wooded area in Newtown along with Newtown Officials and Newtown PD after the cubs were located this evening. The cubs appear to be in good health, but DEEP has concerns for their safety due to the risk of continued public interaction. As a result, DEEP will be attempting capture and rehabilitation. Since Thursday, DEEP has been actively involved, deploying DEEP Environmental Conservation Police units and Wildlife Division staff to conduct monitoring in the area over the weekend; and identifying options for rehabilitation if needed.
DEEP Wildlife Division staff will be on-scene in the morning to check the condition of the bears and, if possible to do so safely, remove them from the wild in order to bring them to a rehabilitator. DEEP wildlife biologists will be making every effort to make this process as smooth as possible for the cubs. To help make capture successful, the public should stay away from the cubs to allow them to remain in the area.
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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Mon, 16 May 2022 05:16:00 -0400