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Ponies Stranded On Island Due To Government Shutdown
2013-10-08 09:25:46

Every fall the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) rounds up a herd of ponies living across the channel on Assateague Island. But this year, the fire department has been forced to forgo the festivities due to the "childish, idiotic actions of the government."

2010-09-01 12:30:00

Thousands of Jobs and Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Tourism Dollars Seen As At Risk; Unchecked Climate Change Would Mean Major Changes for Jamestown, Chincoteague and Shenandoah RICHMOND, Va. and WASHINGTON, Sept.

2010-03-02 12:30:00

With Perdue Factory Farm Failing to Respond, Assateague Coastkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance Sue Hudson Farm and Perdue for Violating Clean Water Act OCEAN CITY, Md., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assateague Coastkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in the federal District Court of Maryland, against Alan and Kristin Hudson Farm - a Perdue-contract chicken factory farm in Berlin, MD - and Perdue Farms, Inc., for illegal discharges of harmful...

2008-07-13 09:00:19

By KRISTEN WYATT By Kristen Wyatt The Associated Press ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Md.

2008-06-14 09:00:21

By DIANE TENNANT By Diane Tennant The Virginian Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH A rare melonheaded whale was found dead this week on Assateague Island, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center said Friday. The aquarium's Stranding Response Team could not immediately determine a cause of death.

2008-02-20 03:00:33

By Lamont, Eric E Stalter, Richard LAMONT, E. E. (Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Systematic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx. NY 10458) AND R. STALTER (Department of Biological Sciences, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY 11439).


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Chincoteague Pony
2014-04-12 09:49:41

The Chincoteague Pony was developed on the Assateague Island of Virginia and Maryland, United States. Another name used for this pony is the Assateague horse, but due to its smaller size it is considered a pony. In 1947 a children’s book series written by Marguerite Henry, “Misty of Chincoteague”, made the breed famous. Over the years the breed has been introduced to other horse breeds and developed a variety of different characteristics. They live in poor conditions on the...

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