Exclusive! Plum Island Sound penguins key in fight against greenheads

Fierce debate being waged in the scientific literature about the origins of the Joppa Flats Penguin population. Bill Sargent outlines the controversy.

I’ve had enough — except for the Cheetos

Little did the Brendels realize that opening a bag of Cheetos would set the state for cataclysm.

The Outsidah: You want my mask? Over my dead body

Masks protect us or others or somebody from disease, according to The Outsidah. They also protect us from having to smile.

The Outsidah learns how to kill clams

In which The Outsidah makes his first attempt at cooking live clams
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Column: COVID confinement diaries

Bob Waite goes back over his COVID-19 confinement calendar

Outsidah: Grocery shopping is just not the same

The Outsidah ruminates and fulminates on how grocery shopping has changed

Tales from the scanner: Parking update

Covert Volunteer Stringer fills in some key details on terrible tale of parking truck

Ed Colley cartoon, May 6, 2020

Cartoon deals with the COVID-19 situation.

Ed Colley cartoon: 40B housing

This week's cartoon deals with the 40B proposal at 25 Pleasant St., Ipswich.
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The Outsidah: Snakes and exercise don’t mix

Hiking in Echo Reservation in Ipswich, The Outsidah was set upon by snakes. Or one snake. And by set upon, he means he saw one on the trail.

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Column: Keeping the faith

Bob Waite recalls the Civil Rights Era and says people need to stay focused if they want to see change
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Disobedience Day’s papers, Friday, July 3

Wear a mask or join George Washington? Figuring that one out is above our pay grade.

Column: Diving in a Covid World

Bill Sargent goes for a dive and finds himself back 450 million years