Dramatic cloud formation ahead of dangerous lightning storm. * AT 1056 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR PEMBROKE...OR 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF PLYMOUTH...AND WAS MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.
Irene has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm. Irene was centered along the center east New Jersey shoreline...accelerating north- northeastward over interior New England tonight into Sunday. Hurricane warnings have been replaced with tropical storm warnings. Mariners are urged to stay in port as this is a very dangerous and life threatening situation. High pres will build in for Mon through Fri. Our battle flags have been lowered. http://www.westislandweather.com/
Jim Rocha entertains at "Down The Hatch" at Earl's Marina. Jim a longtime Fairhaven Firefighter is well known for belting out some good songs as a guitar soloist . Jim is also one of the most experienced scuba divers in Southern New England., and has his own diving company. He recently retired from the FFD on Oct 29, 2017
The WIIA annual clambake was held on Sunday, August 16. Lobster, Clams, Chowder and all the other classic ingredients made for the ultimate West Island feast! the all-you-can-eat @$40.00 per person event was catered by haveaclambake.com out of Wareham, MA. proceeds benefited the West Island Improvement Association
The West Island Improvement Association held it's very popular Chinese Auction on Saturday, August 15, 2009. As always a full house for this popular fund raising event. Proceeds go towards support of the association and it's building and upkeep.
Marine One, The President's helicopter was buzzing around Buzzards Bay and West Island, Fairhaven, MA today. Unknown who was on board. It's altitude was approximately 500 feet headed on course 060 towards the Cape Cod Canal. President Obama is planning a vacation at Martha's Vineyard nearby.
The West Island Improvement Association kicks off their first Sunday Breakfast for the 2009 Summer Season. This popular breakfast event attracts both islanders and those from the mainland for a tasty and yes, legendary buffet style breakfast. Proceeds benefit the association.
About 14 good size Striped Bass were found dumped at the Hoppy's Landing Dock Memorial Day morning. The reason for the dumping remains a mystery. Looks like seagulls will have quite a feast at low tide.
From initial reports an estimated 14,700 gallon spill of No.6 oil was revised upwards to almost 100,000 gallons within a few days. Although the spill was wide spread along the SouthCoast, , Hoppy's Landing was considered the epicenter or "ground zero" . This small clip shows some cleanup crews and activity on June 13, 2003, 45 days after the spill.
West Island Crime watch citizens mean business as the whole causeway is blocked. Founder JP Lemeuix and Sgt Kevin Kobza of The Fairhaven Police Department along side grateful citizens of West Island with Terry Perreira, Roger and Caroline in support on behalf of The Town Of Fairhaven, Massachusetts