Scorching Heat Sends Beachgoers to Emergency Rooms

Scorching Heat Sends Beachgoers to Emergency Rooms

As temperatures head up into the 90’s today, local emergency squad and ambulances find themselves extremely busy today. Blue skies and warm temperatures send hundreds of beach goers to Plum Island. By mid-day, several fire trucks and ambulances respond to various emergency...

Early June Storm Pummels Plum Island

An early June storm, combined with astronomically high tides and a full moon cause surging seas to wreak havoc on the coast, particularly Plum Island. Pictures taken just south of the center jetty show extend of the erosion. Click here to open the gallery.Powered by Cincopa wp content plugins solution for your website and Cincopa MediaSend for file transfer. The good news? The Newburyport Daily News reports that with the recent storm damage, the Army Corps of Engineers is currently soliciting bids on the proposed repairs needed to the Merrimack River’s South...

Eagle Watching

With last week’s kickoff of the annual Eagle Festival sponsored by the Massachusetts Audobon society, locals should be on the look out for these magnificent creatures. Every year, Bald Eagles take to the Merrimack River basin, which provides a rich feeding habitat due to the river’s natural ice-free state. The Plum Island river basin and ajoining estuary is prime terrain for both nesting and feeding. Keep a look out for both male and female bald eagles, the latter which are primarily all brownish-black.  At the top of the food chain, and quite large, the female can measure up to 37 inches, with a wingspan of up to 90 inches. Males are slightly smaller with a body length of up to 34 inches and a wingspan between 72-85 inches. While your out looking for the eagle, be reminded that although the American Bald Eagle was taken off the endangered species list in 2007, it is still protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Got a great picture of an eagle sighting? Share it here.    ...