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The Associated PressMARSHFIELD — Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers.Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took a … more
Charles Montgomery welcomed the challenge of hiking the steep terrain of the Connecticut River headwaters in remote northern New Hampshire, admiring the birds, the plants, the woods. He also loved the opportunity to pray.For four days, the … more
NORTHFIELD, MASS. — The Abenaki are here. They exist. And yet, they still live in a reality where not everyone is aware of that. But that is changing, slowly, but it is changing, said Joe Graveline, a member of the Northfield Historical … more
RICHMOND — Following dry and drought conditions last summer, Northeast farmers are facing the opposite challenge: a rainy, cool spring that has delayed the planting of corn and other crops and the cutting of hay for livestock feed.The wet … more
BANGOR, Maine — Northern New England's growing black bear population has awoken, and it's coming for your garbage.A year after a spring and summer marked by a high number of nuisance bear complaints, wildlife officials are encouraging people … more
MONTPELIER — A federally funded economic development organization that has helped bring and save hundreds of jobs in depressed areas of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and upstate New York is slated for elimination under President Donald Trump's … more
PORTLAND, Maine — It was a good winter to be a moose in Maine.Despite struggles in recent years, Maine's state animal had an improved survival rate during the winter. State moose biologist Lee Kantar said state data show about half of moose … more
BROOKSVILLE, Maine — Think of New England industry, and mills, farms and lobsters come to mind. But the region also has a sometimes-messy legacy of mining — and the bill is due.Companies that once pursued copper, iron and other ores have … more
SPRINGFIELD — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding anglers and the general public as a whole to avoid disturbing spawning sea lamprey that may currently be found in the Connecticut River and several of its tributaries."Sea … more
MONTPELIER — With the U.S. maple syrup season wrapping up, Vermont producers are expecting yields approaching last year's record even after they contended with fluctuating weather.Vermont is the country's leading maple syrup state, producing a … more
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