By James Niedzinski
---- — ESSEX — A deer was hit by a car Monday just after 7 p.m. on Western Avenue and Pond Street.
Police said there was minor damage to the vehicle, but the deer was dead when police arrived.
A Choate Street man phoned police asking for a well-being check on another resident Monday around 6:15 p.m. Police said they were able to make contact with the resident.
Police said a fire alarm was activated on Main Street just before 7 p.m.; the Essex firefighters determined the alarm was caused by faulty batteries.
James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at email@example.com.