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Thousands expected to clean up Connecticut River in 4 states

NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — Thousands of volunteers are expected to spread out across the Connecticut River watershed this weekend to pick up tons of trash and debris from rivers and shorelines. The 25th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup began Friday and runs through Sunday. The clean up is being ...

Vermont State Parks holds fall foliage photo contest

MONTPELIER, Vt, (AP) — Vermont is holding a photo contest for the best shots of fall foliage in the state parks or state forests this year. The photos may include people enjoying the parks, scenic views, historic structures, and more, organizers said. First prize is a $100 Vermont State ...

Norwich inaugurates its president more than a year later

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — The country's oldest private military college has inaugurated its new president. Norwich University held the ceremony on Wednesday for Col. Mark Anarumo. He took over as president in June of last year, replacing Rich Schneider after 28 years. Norwich waited to hold ...

More hunters to pursue Maine moose this fall

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — Maine's annual moose hunt will start soon with more permits for hunters than the previous year. The hunt begins on Monday in limited parts of the state. The late September and early October moose hunt mostly takes place in far northern and eastern parts of Maine. The ...

Woman accused of threatening boyfriend’s workplace

PITTSFIELD, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a Maine woman who wanted to spend more time with her boyfriend called in two bomb threats to his employer, forcing the evacuation of two manufacturing plants. Police said the first threat was made Thursday morning when a woman called Maine State ...

Plan keeps Waterville in 1st District, moves Augusta to 2nd

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's bipartisan redistricting commission has agreed to move the state capital of Augusta into the 2nd Congressional District while leaving the city of Waterville in the 1st. The Portland Press Herald reports that the 15-member Apportionment Commission approved the ...