Sunday, March 17, 2013
"Visitors can expect a train leaving South Station on Friday nights and round-trip trains leaving Saturday and Sunday mornings and returning at the end of each day," according to the website for the new CapeFlyer service between Boston and Hyannis.
Memorial Day weekend will see the return of Boston-Cape Cod rail service after more than 20 years, according to an announcement from the Steamship Authority. The new CapeFlyer train, an extension of the MBTA, will make a stop at Buzzards Bay, where Steamship Authority passengers can board a connecting bus to Woods Hole. The final stop is downtown Hyannis, where Hy-Line passengers can catch their boats to the Vineyard (beginning May 4) and Nantucket. According to the website capeflyer.com, the schedule and fares will be posted "soon" for weekend service through Labor Day: "Visitors can expect a train leaving South Station on Friday nights and round-trip trains leaving Saturday and Sunday mornings and returning at the end of each day." …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Coast Guard rescued 8 crewmembers aboard a commercial fishing boat that caught fire 35 miles off the coast of Nantucket.
Crewmembers on the 88-foot commercial fishing boat Raiders radioed for help Monday at 8:40 a.m., according to a press release. The Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod sent a Jayhawk helicopter and 42-foot fast response boat to assist. While waiting for help Raiders’ crewmembers attempted to put out the fire with extinguishers unsuccessfully. A Good Samaritan nearby supplied five additional fire extinguishers. The Coast Guard’s Jayhawk Helicopter monitored rescue efforts from overhead and remained on scene to assist if needed. With the additional fire extinguishers the Raiders crew was able to extinguish the fire, but could not start the engine. The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca arrived at 11:40 a.m. to assist and established towing operations…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Some Steamship Authority and Hy-Line Cruises boats are back on schedule.
The Steamship Authority has received permission from the U.S. Coast Guard to resume its ferry service to and from Martha’s Vineyard. All boats are running between Woods Hole and Vineyard Haven on schedule. A further update for the Nantucket route will be issued as soon as the U.S. Coast Guard has completed an assessment of Hyannis and Nantucket harbors and we have received their permission to resume service. Hyline Cruises' ferry service to Nantucket will resume service at noon Tuesday October 30th.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Four women, a handy man, and a private island off the Western end of Nantucket.
As I’m gradually making my way through Elin Hilderbrand’s books, one thing is for certain. Because her novels are set on Nantucket, her current home, the beautiful setting is almost always as integral a part of her books as the main characters are. The Island is set on nearby Tuckernuck, the ultra-exclusive, privately owned island with no shops or restaurants to speak of. In fact, the characters summering there need to give a grocery list to their caretaker, who goes back and forth from Nantucket. While I probably will never see Tuckernuck’s light of day, Nantucket is definitely on my must-do list. The Island revolves around four women, each harboring secrets and/or pain. Chess has just cancelled her wedding to a guy deemed perfect …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Rommey to attend reception in Osterville at the home of Ruth Ann and Bill Carey, and a second Cape reception before jetting off to Nantucket tonight for a fundraising dinner.
It's political season on the Cape and Islands. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was on Martha's Vineyard today to attend a clambake fundraiser at the Oak Bluffs home of Jim and Kate Sims. Sims is the chairman and founder of Gen3 Partners. "The event raised over $1million," said Jim Powell, volunteer fundraiser for the Romney campaign and chairman of the West Tisbury Republican Town Committee. Romney is expected to raise nearly $7 million attending events this weekend on the Cape and Islands and Long Island and in Boston. After the Vineyard event, Romney will attend a reception in Osterville at the home of Ruth Ann and Bill Carey, and a second Cape reception at the home of Bridget and Bill Koch before jetting off to Nantucket for a …