Karen Brown http://wwno.org en Bears Stuffing Themselves Near Massachusetts Homes http://wwno.org/post/bears-stuffing-themselves-near-massachusetts-homes The mild New England winter means that more bears are up and about, looking for food — and not just in the woods. They're also exploring urban backyards and residential streets. The small town of Northampton, Mass., has more than its share of furry visitors.<p>In Northampton, a call on a neighborhood email list for tales of recent bear encounters netted about about a dozen responses in an hour. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 07:25:00 +0000 Karen Brown 8336 at http://wwno.org