There’s a small storm brewing in our near-neighbor Essex about – of all things – beavers! The Essex Conservation Commission voted unanimously at a Nov. 6 meeting to pursue the possible lethal trapping of beavers in a pond at Viney Brook Park. The proposed trapping, which would be carried out by a state licensed trapper who had worked with the commission previously, has drawn an outcry from Essex residents.
As a result of complaints to the Essex Board of Selectmen, the conservation commission will now discuss the trapping at its next regular meeting on Dec. 4. The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Town Hall.
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