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Psst... Want a Free House on Nantucket? (Just Pay to Move It)

There are only a few people who know how to move a 40,000-pound house that’s been chopped into two pieces through the narrow streets of Nantucket. Mike Day is one of them. On a late spring morning, Day and his crew from Atlantic Aeolus are moving a house from Brewster Road to Bunker Road, about a four-mile trip.
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Calming Buzz: Fresh Sonic

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In this 60-second sonic, Julie Lipkin talks about the allure of beekeeping. And Davis gets too close.

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At this time in July, gulls are fledging young, the beaches are crowded with people, making it time to talk about behavior at the beach. Gulls are adaptable, and once they figure out how to find a meal they quickly learn new behavior. The gulls I am talking about belong to the following species - Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Ring-billed Gull and Laughing Gull. They have beach smarts, often operating like a rogue gang, terrorizing beach goers. They are getting smarter as you read this.

Melinda Buckley wrote and stars in the play Mother (and me), She Ain’t Crazy, She’s My Mother… A Daughter’s Story of Love, Loss and Goulash, a tour-de-force one-woman show about her relationship with her immigrant mother and her mother’s dementia and dying, spanning many years. Buckley shows us how she herself ages throughout this process.

Lisa Genova's most recent book is Inside the O’Briens, which centers on a middle aged man diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease.  The author talks about the disease and its symptoms and about her writing process in this interview on The Point with Mindy Todd.

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As a writer, one of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “When did you decide you wanted to be a writer, and why?” Over the years I’ve come up with several answers, some flippant, some more serious.

Ken Kostel / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

In 1998, Ben LeComte swam some 3,700 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, eight hours at a time. It took him seventy three days in total. Now, he's taking on an even bigger challenge - The Longest Swim - a 180-day, 5,500 mile swim across the Pacific Ocean, from Tokyo to San Francisco. His goal is to boost our understanding and awareness of ocean health issues.

Book honors Vineyard Centenarian Poet

Jul 27, 2015
Vanity Fair

Former U-S poet laureate Billy Collins once said that Peggy Freydberg's poetry made him feel like he had discovered a secret he wanted to whisper to many other people.  Freydberg, a longtime Chilmark resident, died in March at the age of 107.  She left behind a group of admirers who also knew the secret.  Peggy started writing poetry when she turned 90 years old.  She spoke of fear, anxiety, love, and growing old in a way that touched even those who don't typically read poetry.

Gabrielle Healy

On a recent July morning, around 20 students worked in the Our Sister’s School community garden. They grew vegetables like cabbage, lettuce, and tomatoes.

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WCAI's Brian Morris hosts the Weekly News Roundup, a look at some of the top stories of the week.  With Brian is Gwenn Friss of the Cape Cod Times, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, Josh Balling at the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.  Top stories include: a New York developer pulls out of plans to build a casino in New Bedford; continued controversy over plans to turn a community center in Aquinnah into a gambling facility; Joe's Lobster Mart in Sandwich

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Scup don't get a lot of publicity. You can't even find them in most fish markets on the Cape and Islands. But scup - or "porgy," as they're also known - can be delicious to eat. And they sure are fun for kids to catch.

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