The town’s Health Division received three requests this month from residents who submitted bats for a rabies test, but all three tested negative for the virus. Town officials are reminding residents that bats are potential carriers of rabies, so any time a bat is found in a home, and there has been direct contact with a person or pet, the bat should be tested. Testing should also occur if contact was possible — if the bat were close to an unattended child or a sleeping person, for example. The bat should be captured and kept alive, if possible, officials said. For more information, contact the Health Division at 978-318-3275.