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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Winter moths, an invasive insect that defoliates trees, could be particularly problematic this spring for drought-stressed trees in New England. Native to Europe, winter moths have damaged a growing number of trees in the … more
NEWRY, Maine - Whether he's called Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Pere Noel, he had a slew of jolly, red-suited lookalikes hit the ski slopes on Sunday in Maine. About 180 Saint Nick wannabes participated in the … more
MINEOLA, N.Y. — Commercial fishing companies, trade groups and seaport communities in four states have asked a court to stop the federal government from auctioning off the rights to develop a huge offshore windfarm in the Atlantic Ocean … more
MONTPELIER - Republican Gov.-elect Phil Scott already is getting some pushback on his promises to hold budget growth to the previous year's economic performance. State Auditor Doug Hoffer, a … more
RUTLAND - Arabic language classes are drawing 25 to 30 people a week in preparation for the new arrivals in town. High school students are helping collect furniture and housewares for them, and … more
MONTPELIER - An expanded federal program to improve wildlife habitat on private agricultural land could help preserve three species of rare turtles in New England and New York, including two types of turtles found in Vermont, officials said Monday. … more
CAMBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) - A Colchester man is facing charges of shooting deer from the road while in his truck. State game wardens say they placed a fake deer in Cambridge on Sunday after getting complaints of people shooting at deer from a road. … more
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Mental Health says people in crisis in the state can now send a text message to people trained to help them. The new, 24-house Crisis Text Line provides round-the-clock support, seven days a week … more
ELLENBURG CENTER, N.Y. (AP) - A missing hunter from Vermont has been found dead in upstate New York. WPTZ-TV reports the body of Ira Munn Boardman was discovered on Sunday morning, about a mile from his hunting camp in the Ellenburg area. … more
ALFRED, Maine (AP) - Hundreds of holiday wreaths have been stolen from a Maine farm. Gile's Family Farm owner Frank Boucher said Monday that someone stole a trailer containing more than 200 wreaths from behind the Alfred business sometime … more
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