Ouch — both literally and metaphorically. I will say pointedly that thistle has some sharp issues. To look at this plant, one might think of a...

By LYNNE IRONS I am crazy about the Kousa dogwood. They seem to be everywhere. I have two just out of infancy and hope for them a long life...

bunting

Indigo buntings must be the deepest and brightest blue of all the birds we are likely to see on the Island. A close-up view of a male in good...

Temperature: Precip. Day Max. Min. Inches. Fº Fº June 20 75 56 .00 June 21 77 64 Trace June 22 81 63 .00 June 23 80 65 ....

rainbow over the water

By MARK ALAN LOVEWELL Recreational anglers are seeing the best fishing for early summer. Water temperatures remain on the cool side, so...

Friday, June 20: A large gibbous moon hangs low over the western sky at dawn on the first day of summer. Mostly sunny afternoon. Bicycles...

pump

The worldwide oil price crisis is hitting Island commercial fishermen hard. Already struggling with more restrictive regulations and...

The state Division of Marine Fisheries yesterday expanded closed shellfish areas to include the eastern side of Nantucket Sound due to red...

The red planet Mars appears close to the bright star Regulus tonight and the nights ahead. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Leo and in the...

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