• Plum Island Oct 20, 2020

    Fire Destroys Plum Island Service Garage

    Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that burned through a car service garage on Plum Island on Tuesday. Firefighters from the Newbury Fire Department first responded to the garage on Old Point Road shortly after 1p.m. after receiving multiple calls about an active fire. Crews from Newburyport, Salisbury, Rowley, Amesbury, West Newbury and Georgetown also responded to...

  • Plum Island Oct 7, 2020

    Crews Protect Plum Island Neighborhood Ahead of Storm Surge

    Those who live along the water in Newburyport, Massachusetts, are used to two things, stunning views, and the chance for severe storm surge whenever there is a powerful storm. “It breached two years ago, and it breached again this year, real bad, went all the way up my street,” longtime resident George Bossi said Wednesday. As a storm made its…

  • Plum Island Oct 7, 2020

    Preparing for Storm Surge on Plum Island

    Ahead of a storm surge Wednesday afternoon, crews on Plum Island in Massachusetts filled hundreds of “supersacks” to protect a neighborhood.

  • Newburyport Jul 23, 2020

    Parking at Plum Island to Be Resident-Only Through Labor Day

    The Plum Island Point public parking lot and Northern Boulevard will be closed to non-residents every weekend through Labor Day, the city of Newburyport announced Wednesday. Mayor Donna Holaday is setting new parking rules and vowing to “strictly” enforce them at Plum Island beaches and other public areas to reduce traffic and avoid overcrowding, according to the city’s website....

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