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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
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — Spring is in the air. But mud is on the ground, and will be for a while.Mud season is an annual mucky rite of passage in the lives of northern New Englanders. This year, it's gloppier than usual in places, and hanging … more
NORTHFIELD, MASS. — Dwight Moody left behind a legacy for the town of Northfield, Mass., and Christian education. In 1879 he created the Northfield Seminary School for Girls. The school was meant to give equal opportunity to education despite … more
LEWISTON, Maine — Richard Rodrigue stood in the back of a banquet hall, watching his blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter mingle among her high school classmates. These teenagers speak dozens of languages, and hail from a dozen African … more
CONCORD, N.H. — Last year's drought in New Hampshire was tough on farmers and towns. But, it turns out, it was good for moose.Preliminary numbers from a project that puts tracking collars on moose show that only one of the calves — the … more
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