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In northern New England, this season's name is mud

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — It's known in northern New England as the fifth season. It's mud. But the time when the thawing winter landscape turns dirt roads into mucky seas and highways into frosty roller coasters dotted with potholes doesn't get featured on tourist calendars. Mud season occupies a special place in the region. It's the ugly mirror image to the picture-perfect foliage of autumn that...

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