State auditor Joseph DeNucci delivered a hard blow to the Massachusetts Estuaries project this week, releasing a highly critical audit report...

snowy owl

Chappaquiddick has a powerful and stunning visitor from the North. Olsen Houghton and Joel Graves were between the Cape Pogue Gut and Cape Pogue...

By LYNNE IRONS Last Saturday’s cold snap lit a fire under me. There were so many last (for me, first) minute winter preparations. I...

wasp nest

The world around us is full of misnomers: hamburgers are not ham, tin foil is actually aluminum, and a shooting star is not a star. Nature has even...

It wasn’t exactly a summit conference, but selectmen from Chilmark and Aquinnah held a joint session on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of...

The brightest planet in the evening sky is the red planet Mars. The planet is brilliant, close and a spectacle in the east in our evening sky. Mars...

Temperature: Precip. Day Max. Min. Inches. Fº Fº Nov. 30 54 34 .00 Dec. 1 45 31 .00 Dec. 2 35 20 .00 Dec. 3 44 22 .71 Dec. 4 49...

birds

It is fun to catch up on what has been seen on Island while we were away. I think this is the first time in years a rare bird didn’t show up while...

By Lynne Irons> For years, I viewed alyssum as old lady plants. Now that I have become one, I know why. First of all, they are...

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