Monthly News Items for March 2018

  • Should We Ban Plastic Bags?

    NATURE by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent You know how when you enter the grocery store, there’s a receptacle where you can recycle your plastic shopping bags? I always see it and think, “That’s a good idea. I should bring mine.” I’ve actually succeeded in this mission only once, though: partially because I forget, partially because I…

  • “Take Ten” to Help River Herring (These little fish need big help!)

    Herring populations have been declining in coastal streams for a variety of factors including an inability to get to their spawning grounds due to dams or non-operational fish ladders. The herring are important because they are a crucial link in the coastal food chain. They are a source of food for striped bass, bluefish, osprey,…

  • Scituate Zoning Board to Review Housing Project on Herring Brook Meadow

    Here’s some irony! As we prepare for coastal flooding tomorrow…the Scituate ZBA will be reviewing a 40B residential development project that is being allowed to be built in the coastal floodplain next to the Herring River! We are supportive of affordable housing and the intent of 40B, however we have concerns about the health of…