We understand that the rodent in Puxatawney predicted 6 more weeks of winter this morning. However, on Nantucket, we rely on a wiley mollusk for predicting when spring will come. The tradition was upheld once again at the Nantucket Town Pier at high noon. Harbormaster Dave Fronzuto picked up the clam and IT SQUIRTED TO THE LEFT, signifying SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER. We have made a kindly suggestion that he turn the Quahog over for a different result.
“You know you can’t trust a groundhog, but you can trust a quahog,” Fronzuto said. “I think it’s going to be a long winter.”