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Moose in the marsh on Raquette Pond in Tupper Lake. Photo: Ted Merrihew. NCPR Photo of the Day from 10/13/09.
Moose in the marsh on Raquette Pond in Tupper Lake. Photo: Ted Merrihew. NCPR Photo of the Day from 10/13/09.

Driver's ed for moose zones

Moose populations are on the rise. They're well established in northern New England. Seeing a moose is nothing new in Maine - about 29,000 moose there last year. Or New Hampshire - 6,000 moose. Or even Vermont - home to some 3500 moose.

Now moose are more and more common in New York - 500 to 800 moose -- and in Massachusetts and Connecticut as well.

Although some people are delighted by the occasional moose sighting, as their numbers increase these large animals pose a growing danger on the roadways.
Maine records 600 to 700 vehicles collisions with moose every year. And moose-car collisions can be deadly, for humans and the moose.

Northern states have launched educational programs to try to reduce moose-car collisions. New Hampshire, in particular, may have something to teach the rest of the region. As part of a reporting collaboration with Northeast stations, Shannon Mullen has more.  Go to full article

Vermont Town Votes to Move to New Hampshire

Residents in Killington, Vermont have endorsed a plan for the ski town to become part of New Hampshire. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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