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...

Plum Island Part of the Coastal Trails Network

Did you know about the Coastal Trails Network?  It’s an emerging 30-mile, public system of bicycle and pedestrian trails linking the unique coastal features, town centers, neighborhoods and transportation hubs in the communities of Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport and Salisbury.   And the coastal trail includes Plum Island. For avid bikers, Plum Island features 2.2 miles of bike lanes connecting downtown Newburyport with the beaches of Plum Island, Plum Island National Wildlife Refuge and Headquarters, Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center and the Plum Island Airport, one of the oldest in the country. And while it’s still winter, the milder weather and lack of snow has brought out bikers and runners alike to utilize the trail.  So if you haven’t yet taken advantage of the trail, don’t wait until spring.  Grab your bike, your running shoes, or just get out and walk and take in the view of the Merrimac River and its surrounding ecosystem.   The views will inspire. Want to know more about the Coastal Trails Coalition (CTC)? Visit their website...

Annual Christmas Craft Fair today at PITA Hall

The 19th Annual Plum Island Christmas Fair takes place today from 8-3pm at PITA (Plum Island Taxpayer’s Association) Hall. PITA hall is located on Plum Island Turnpike, just after the Plum Island Grill. Stop by and check out what the local artists, crafters and merchants have to...