There is a harmony In autumn, and a lustre in its sky, Which through the summer is not heard or seen, As if it could not be, as if it had not been! —Percy Bysshe Shelley

Travel Alert

The Steamship Authority is diverting some ferry trips between Woods Hole and Oak Bluffs to Vineyard Haven. For more information visit

When Mary Stewart Hammond’s poem The Big Fish Story was published in The New Yorker 10 years ago, her husband “was so mortified,” she said, “He went down to the Stop & Shop (and) bought every copy so his friends wouldn’t see it.”