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Union calls hiring of new fire chief “corrupt”

(Aug. 18, 2022) Members of the Nantucket Fire Department were shocked to find out that the 15-day window for the Select Board to veto the appointment of the town’s next fire chief ended Aug. 11 without their knowledge. Fire prevention officer Joe Townsend said he and other members of...
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Virginia man sentenced to nearly 20 years for connection with 2018 Nantucket murder

BOSTON — A Virginia man was sentenced Aug. 11 in federal court to nearly 20 years in prison in connection with a 2018 murder aboard a scallop boat off the coast of Nantucket, a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office read. Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 31, of Virginia, pleaded guilty on March 9, 2022 to one count of second-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. ...
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Petrichor: Go for the wine, stay for the food

(Aug. 18, 2022) Petrichor is defined as “a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.”. So last Thursday, the first day of rain in nearly a month, seemed like the perfect time to visit Petrichor Wine Bar, located just across from the mid-island Stop & Shop at 130 Pleasant St. The property has had a number of iterations over the years but is now a cozy French bistro.
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Nantucket Island’s Bountiful Biodiversity

Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation. Nantucket is known for many things, and, for many, the island’s natural beauty rises is top of the list. This year, the Nantucket Land Council and the Linda Loring Nature Foundation again teamed up for the July BioBlitz—a month long treasure hunt cataloging all living things on Nantucket.
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Today’s Beach Report: Moderate south shore surf, jellyfish everywhere

(Aug. 18, 2022) Nantucket's lifeguarded beaches opened at 10 a.m. today with moderate surf on the south shore, and jellyfish reported everywhere. Nantucket town lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at nine island beaches: Jetties, Children's, Nobadeer, Dionis, Sconset, Surfside, Cisco, Ladies and Miacomet. The Nantucket Marine...
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The State of Housing - Housing Office & Select Board Workshop

The Nantucket Housing Office and the Select Board invite the community to a two-hour workshop on year-round housing on Nantucket. The goal of this workshop is to provide the community with an update on the Housing Office’s efforts in conjunction with the Affordable Housing Trust and other community housing organizations to address the need for year-round housing on the island. It is also an opportunity for residents to ask questions and to better understand how the Town is spending the funds approved for creating and preserving housing for year-round Nantucketers.
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Sean Lee an island musician for all seasons

(Aug. 18, 2022) As an island musician, Sean Lee’s sound changes with the season. When he plays for crowds in the summer, he likes to keep them on their toes. He will play mostly cover songs, like Frank Sinatra’s “Fly me to the moon” and then quickly change the pace with a Hall and Oates song.
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Nantucket Sidelined Again Due to Engine Issue

The Steamship Authority’s M/V Nantucket was back out of service on Wednesday due to a nagging mechanical problem that first arose last weekend, leaving some cars and passengers stranded on both the Island and in Woods Hole today. On Saturday morning, a governor, an engine device that regulates speed,...
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Summer Nor’easter

We need rain and we’ll finally get some with a summer nor’easter on the way for Wednesday. Rain will spread into the area tonight and last on and off through Wednesday night. And one thing we haven’t dealt with for a while… a wet morning commute Wednesday morning. The steadiest rain will be overnight tonight. It won’t rain steady sunrise to sunset tomorrow but we’ll have scattered showers around all day.
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Nine access points to island beaches lost to erosion

(Aug. 18, 2022) Access points to nine different beaches have been closed over the last year due to erosion and sea-level rise, harbormaster Sheila Lucey said at a meeting of the Coastal Resilience Advisory Committee last week. To be clear, the beaches are still there, but certain access points leading...
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‘This can’t continue the way it is’

At their Wednesday afternoon meeting, Dukes County Commissioners addressed the recent tragedy that took place at Big Bridge early Monday morning that resulted in the deaths of two brothers. “The loss of Tavaughn and Tavaris Bulgin on Sunday night leaves me speechless,” said commissioner Peter Wharton, “there are simply no...
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Free Farewell Concert Dedicated to PASCON

Nantucket Community Music Center student and NHS graduate Maudjeani Pelissier will present a farewell concert comprised of original compositions he is currently recording for a new album. The free concert will take place in the Studio Theater of the Nantucket Dreamland, South Water Street on Thursday, August 18 at 8pm.
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Art Exhibit Opens Friday

Anne Marie Bratton is a photo-real artist, who works in oil, graphite, and watercolors. A summer resident of Nantucket Island, she is very active in the community as a patron, board member, and chair of events. While on-island, she often continues to hone her skills by taking classes with local artists. Her 2022 exhibit in the Susan Lister Locke Gallery opens this Friday, August 19, and continues through Labor Day.
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How to Spend a Perfect Weekend on Nantucket

I’ve gotten to travel to some pretty amazing places as a travel writer, but there’s just something special about the island of Nantucket, with all its history, natural beauty and folklore. Unlike the Hamptons or Palm Beach, this iconic vacation destination for the one-percenters doesn’t feel snooty or pretentious in the least. While you definitely can’t travel on the cheap here, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the unassuming, laid back vibes — though you will feel like you’ve stepped into a vintage J.Crew catalog.
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The shifting sea reshapes a neighborhood on Nantucket

There is a neighborhood at the far eastern end of Nantucket called Codfish Park. Most of the cottages here are tiny — cozy, a realtor might say — shingles situated right in the sand. Codfish Park began its life as a public beach, a place that virtually washed away in the October Gale of 1841. By the 1880s, sand accreted, the beach built back up. I give tours of this area to visitors and it is hard for them to imagine that there was a time where there was no there there. You live along the shoreline long enough and you begin to understand that the sea isn’t always going to stay on its side of the line.
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Whalers shine in Cape Cod summer baseball leagues

Nantucket does not have a team in the Cape Cod Senior Babe Ruth League, but the Whalers were well represented on this year’s championship- winning Falmouth squad. Colin Lynch and Gillis Cocker, both entering their senior year at Nantucket High School this fall, played for Falmouth, which capped a 19-game season with a decisive 8-0 victory over Lower Cape in the deciding contest of a three-game series to secure the league championship earlier this month.
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High-wind advisory for Nantucket through Wednesday afternoon

(Aug. 16, 2022) The National Weather Service has issued a high-wind advisory for Nantucket through 3 p.m. Wednesday. According to the NWS, north winds of 15-25 mph with gusts to 45 mph are expected. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and isolated power...
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Please Adopt Us: August 19

We’re happy to report that the orange stray cat has been reunited with his owner. But no one has come forward to claim the big gray boy with the white patch on his chest from the Tower Ridge section of Oak Bluffs. If he’s yours, please come to the shelter and claim him. We’re calling him Grayson.
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Close-Up Video: Hammerhead Shark Swims Onto Nantucket, Massachusetts, Beach

Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England contributor and may contain the individual's views, opinions or personal experiences. Apparently this scene had beachgoers running as the fin of a shark appeared within feet of the calm Ladies' Beach on the idyllic island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. I mean, wait until you see the video and the distinct shape of the head.
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