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STACYVILLE, Maine — In a rural corner of Maine that's so remote even Mainers call it "the willy-wags," there's a new place for camping, hiking and birding. But it comes with a dash of political intrigue.Maine's new Katahdin Woods and Waters … more
PORTLAND, Maine — The summer air is sizzling as the Fourth of July approaches, yet 86-year-old Richard Perkins already worries about how he's going to stay warm this winter.President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating heating aid for … more
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
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