The tides will be extreme this coming weekend, as the moon is both in the new moon phase and also close to the Earth.

Friday, May 23: Partly sunny morning. Edgartown School students march to the sea in the afternoon under bright sunshine. Warm and breezy....

Greg Mayhew

Recreational saltwater fishermen in Massachusetts likely will be required to have a fishing license beginning next year. That word came from...

They’re back, we hope. Within a week or two, the nymphs may emerge from the ground where they have hibernated for 17 years, occasionally sipping on...

red knots

The time has come to write my annual piece on what to do with young critters, either feathered or furry, that you come across. Last weekend Prudy...

By LYNNE IRONS Since I write this column a week ahead, I am always a week behind. Now there is a statement describing my life. Nevertheless...

lobster trap

A former commissioner of marine resources in the state of Maine recently told a gathering of Island fishermen that there is plenty they can...

I can “azure” you that it is finally spring. It wasn’t a little birdie that told me; rather, a small butterfly. This butterfly has all the...

T.J. Hegarty accused me of being a political activist in the Vineyard Haven post office last week. Where did he get that idea? Here is the...

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