Latest Plum Island Stories

How Do Marshes Respond To Sea-level Rise?
2014-09-11 03:16:45

At the Plum Island Sound estuary in northeastern Massachusetts, the marsh floods like clockwork.

2014-05-28 08:20:49

Company to Provide Disease Countermeasure Support to Science and Technology Agricultural Scientific Program RESTON, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

2013-03-12 23:04:45

Cyclists on Great Freedom Adventures’ Salt Marsh and Songbirds Eco-Bike Tour To See First-Hand the Effects of Barrier Island Beach Erosion Along With Discovering Wildlife and Ecology on an Island

Animal Testing Center Project Should Be Scaled Back
2012-07-14 04:55:10

Plans for a billion-dollar facility to study potentially fatal animal diseases should be scaled back, officials from the National Research Council (NRC) said in a government-commissioned report released on Friday.

2008-08-28 15:00:42

LEWISTON - The Stanton Bird Club will sponsor a field trip to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island in Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 6. The group will car pool from the Promenade Mall parking lot in front of Staples, leaving at 6 a.m. and returning around 4 p.m.

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By Katie Curley, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Aug. 5--NEWBURYPORT -- Repairs to the Newburyport and Salisbury boardwalks as well as dredging and jetty repairs at the mouth of the Merrimack River may soon be a reality under the Environmental Bond Bill passed by the Legislature yesterday.

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By victor tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Aug. 5--PLUM ISLAND -- A $2.5 million fund for sand restoration and beach erosion control at Plum Island has passed the state Legislature and now awaits the signature of Gov. Deval Patrick.

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jul. 31--PLUM ISLAND -- The state Senate has approved a $2.5 million amendment to a bond bill that would pay for beach restoration on Plum Island. The measure must still pass the House and obtain Gov.

2008-07-18 12:00:45

By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jul. 18--SALISBURY -- The Army Corps of Engineers has taken the first step in repairing the Merrimack River's partly dilapidated North Jetty at Salisbury Beach, one of the jetties that is blamed by some for causing erosion on Plum Island.

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jul. 16--NEWBURYPORT -- The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved its version of the funding for the dredging of the Merrimack River channel. The committee reported out $400,000 for Newburyport Harbor renovations.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.