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Patient violence on the rise, concerning NCH

(May 19, 2022) A rise in cases of violence directed at healthcare workers by patients has become a major concern for Nantucket Cottage Hospital. In the last six months there have been six incidents of violence against healthcare workers at the hospital, four which were physical altercations. In the 12 months prior to that there were four reported incidents, all of which were verbal.
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Forged in a Nantucket Fire

Nantucket is a place where, in more ways than one, time seems to stand still. Ageless architecture, timeless tradition, and untouched landscapes make this island unique in so many wonderful ways. Modern technology makes better the life of every person, and, though that is an undeniable reality, there’s certainly something to be said for doing things the old way.
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You Have To Go Out, But You Don’t Have To Come Back

Our island’s history is rich with tales of drama and courage. The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is devoted to sharing these stories, as Dir. of Education Evan Schwanfelder describes them: “Stories of the high seas that rise from the depths of despair to the peak of human hope and salvation.” A visit to the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum brings to life the island’s surfmen who lived by the motto “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back.”
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Meeting house civil case in hands of a judge

(May 19, 2022) The civil case brought forth by Jim Barros and Rose Marie Samuels against Dylan Ponce, which claims he is responsible for the racist graffiti at the island’s African Meeting House in March 2018, is now in the hands of a Superior Court Judge. Barros and Samuels,...
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Cooking with wine during wine-festival weekend

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”. (May 19, 2022) Like most of my fellow Americans, I’ve long been taught that Benjamin Franklin is to be historically regarded as one of our country’s most esteemed founding fathers. I did not realize until recently, however, that I should also admire his attitude toward drinking wine.
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Island not immune from national formula shortage

(May 19, 2022) What had been a fully stocked shelf of baby formula at the mid-island Stop & Shop was quickly reduced to next to nothing, following a nationwide shortage in baby formula this week. In the wake of that shortage, Stop & Shop is limiting customers to four cans per purchase.
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Sandwich beats softball 15-10

(May 18, 2022) The softball team hit the ball well at times but Sandwich was up to the task defensively Wednesday as the Whalers dropped their third straight game, falling 15-10 at home. Nantucket (4-7) answered the Blue Knights’ three first-inning runs and tied the game in the opening frame...
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Baseball beats Rising Tide 11-7

(May 19, 2022) The baseball team strung together hits in a pair of big innings Wednesday to beat Rising Tide for the second time this season, 11-7 on the road. Trailing 4-1 after three innings, the Whalers exploded for four runs in the fourth and five in the fifth, including a key two-run single by Manny Almonte, who also added multiple putouts in right field, including the last out of the game.
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Two boys seriously injured during car crash

(May 18, 2022) Two young pedestrians were seriously injured as the result of a two-car collision at the intersection of Surfside Road and Miacomet Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday. A witness at the scene said the Honda CRV and Land Rover Discovery collided on Surfside Road, and in the...
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Billings Exhibition Puts Rare Artifacts on Display

During the first 80 years of the United States of America, the China trade helped our new nation’s growth, economically and commercially. Merchants up and down the East Coast, including from Nantucket, sailed East to trade ginseng, furs, sandalwood, and silver for colorful silks, aromatic teas, exquisitely crafted porcelain, and other exotic goods.
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New AAN Art Shows

The Artists Association of Nantucket is happy to once again be hosting a Summer Small Works Exhibition beginning on Friday, May 27 in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, located at 19 Washington Street. “Each artist may bring in up to six works that must measure 12 by 16...
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Maine Fisherman Had 20 Foot Killer Whale Swim Alongside His Boat Off Cape Cod

Jerry Leeman has been fishing for 21 years and as he said, 'You don't see this every day, folks'. Sunday down about 48 miles east of Nantucket, Captain Jerry Leeman saw off his boat, the Teresa Marie IV, a really big fin in the water. He told the Boston Globe that he had a 6-foot dorsal on him. He was fishing for haddock when the orca whale decided to tag along. Yes, the orca whale is more commonly known as a killer whale. His commentary on the viral video is perfectly Maine.
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Softball squad goes 2-2 during a busy week of action

(May 19, 2022) The softball team split a pair of games with Dennis-Yarmouth this week, with the Whalers beating up on the Dolphins 17-5 on the road Friday before falling 3-2 at home in Tuesday’s rematch. The Whalers also fell to Millis 15-2 Saturday and beat Nauset 18-6 last...
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Former basket museum sells for $1.7 Million

(May 19, 2022) The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum property at the corner of Union and Francis streets has been sold, one year after the museum merged with the Nantucket Historical Association. “That was always the plan, to move the baskets to an NHA property that has more visibility and more...
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Boys lacrosse falls to 12-7 to Sandwich

(May 19, 2022) The boys lacrosse team battled back in the second half following a difficult second quarter that saw the Whalers outscored 4-0, but they ultimately fell 12-7 to top-ranked Sandwich at home Thursday. Following a relatively even opening quarter the Blue Knights dominated possession and scored just seconds...
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