For the past year, the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, along with Scott Lindell of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, have been quietly working on a project to breed golden mussels as a distinctive Vineyard product.
For the first time in more than five decades, there will be no basketball in Niantic Park this summer due to major renovations planned for the popular Oak Bluffs hangout. Construction is slated to begin mid-April.
Frigid temperatures and snow cover have put Island birds to the test this winter. Many species are getting by with the help of bird feeders, while others are branching out into different types of food. The barn owl population has been especially hard-hit.