Bear struck by car on Broadway

A young bear was struck by a car near on Broadway Thursday night.

The bear was struck near the intersection of Fourth Avenue just after 8 p.m., police said. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

After it was struck, the bear, which police estimated at around 60 pounds, ran onto the porch on nearby home and remained there until an officer from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Dresden’s animal control officer arrived.

The bear had to be euthanized because of the injuries it sustained.

Police have received several reports of bear sightings in the area over the last few weeks and bear-related complaints are up across the state because of a dry summer that has caused the animals to travel further than usual in search of food.

On Monday, students at two schools in Queensbury were confined to their classrooms after two bears were reported near Aviation Road.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Harold F. “Huzzy” Martell

Harold F. “Huzzy” Martell, 88, of Boardman Street, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on […]

Weekender 07/18/14

Northshire Freepress 07/18/14

North Country Freepress – 07/18/14

Lakes Classifieds – 07/18/14

Radio controlled air show coming to Fair Haven

The Rutland County RC Flyers will be hosting its annual ‘Fun Fly’ at the Fair Haven Municipal Airport on Saturday, […]

Rec Center busy in June

If the month of June is any indicator, it appears that the Whitehall Recreation Center is in store for a […]

Officials advocate for lower speed limits

By Dan King Currently, in Whitehall any road that does not have a marked speed limit maintains the state limit […]

Scribner named code enforcement officer

By Dan King After weeks of speculation about the position of code enforcement officer in Whitehall, the expected letter of […]

Postal Service to Huletts Landing office hours

By Dan King In the fall of 2012 the United States Postal Service began a two-year nationwide process of notifying […]

Dresden to host townwide sale

The Town of Dresden will be hosting its first-ever town-wide yard sale this weekend. The inaugural yard sale will take […]

Board declines to reappoint Culligan as football coach

By Dan King The Whitehall High School football team has qualified for sectionals for the last four years, including three […]