Frigid temperatures and snow cover have put the Island bird population 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. And the barn owl population has been ravaged by harsh winter conditions.
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.
Hurricanes may begin to strike the southern New England coastline more often and more ferociously than at any time since colonial settlement, according to a new study that offers evidence of ancient hurricane landfalls in the Northeast.