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Saturday, May 28th, 2016 Fisherman Caught Harvesting Horseshoe Crabs Illegally on Vineyard The Martha’s Vineyard Times reports that Chilmark, MA, police,...
Fisherman Caught Harvesting Horseshoe Crabs Illegally on Vineyard
RI Ponds Stocked With Trout for Memorial Day Weekend RI Ponds Stocked With Trout for Memorial Day Weekend

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking 20 ponds and rivers across Rhode Island with some 6,000 trout in advance of Memorial Day weekend. For a list of stocked waters, contact DEM’s Division of Fish and...

» May 27th, 2016
Coast Guard Proposes Changes to Navigational Buoys in Rhode Island Coast Guard Proposes Changes to Navigational Buoys in Rhode Island

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England is proposing changes that may affect 12 of the approximately 425 federal aids to navigation (ATON) in Narragansett Bay and Block Island Sound.  In its public notice, the Coast Guard states that these...

» May 27th, 2016
Northeast Ocean Plan Released, Public Comments Sought Northeast Ocean Plan Released, Public Comments Sought

The Northeast Regional Planning Body (RPB), formed of representatives from the 6 New England states, federally recognized tribes, federal agencies and the New England Fishery Management Council, has issued its long-awaited draft Northeast Ocean Plan, which is designed to...

» May 26th, 2016
Plymouth, MA, Boat Ramp Repairs Delayed Plymouth, MA, Boat Ramp Repairs Delayed

The Plymouth, MA, harbormaster’s office recently released a status report on the repairs being made to the town’s heavily used public launch facility. Here are the salient points: * The boat ramp repairs will not be finished by June,...

» May 26th, 2016
Man in Wheelchair Rescued After Fall from Vineyard Haven Dock Man in Wheelchair Rescued After Fall from Vineyard Haven Dock

Police and fire officials in Tisbury, MA, rescued a man in a wheelchair who fell into the water on Saturday morning, May 21, at Vineyard Haven’s Owen Park on Martha’s Vineyard. According to the Cape Cod Times, a bystander,...

» May 25th, 2016
Gloucester Woman Summonsed for Bomb Threat at Schooner Festival Gloucester Woman Summonsed for Bomb Threat at Schooner Festival

A Gloucester, MA, woman is facing charges over making threats to blow up the USS Fort McHenry while the Navy ship was visiting Gloucester Harbor during the 2015 Schooner Festival last September (2016). According to the Gloucester Police, the...

» May 25th, 2016
Harwich, MA, Marina Project Approved by Voters Harwich, MA, Marina Project Approved by Voters

Cape Cod Times: The day before the election, Harbormaster John Rendon worried if voters had gotten the message. But on Tuesday, voters showed they had heard Rendon’s plea loud and clear, approving a $7 million overhaul of the town...

» May 24th, 2016
Couple to Attempt Row from Chatham to Ireland Couple to Attempt Row from Chatham to Ireland

The Cape Cod Times reports that James Caple and Cindy Way will attempt to row from Chatham, MA, to Dingle, Ireland. Their departure is scheduled for today, May 24. If successful, they will be the first mixed pair to...

» May 24th, 2016
Tall Ship Lynx Coming to Newburyport, MA Tall Ship Lynx Coming to Newburyport, MA

Newburyport News: The age of sail appears to be having a rebirth, as news of the arrival of the Lynx has reached the docks, piers and rum retreats of the city. The Lynx is a 122’ schooner that will...

» May 24th, 2016
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