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COVID tale of two boat lines: Masks are enforced on SSA, but not on the Hy-Line

(July 29, 2021) When the 5:40 p.m. Hy-Line Cruises fast ferry docked at Straight Wharf Tuesday night, there wasn’t a masked face in site, despite a statewide order requiring passengers on all ferries, flights, buses, trains and taxis to wear face coverings, and despite the signs on the deck that say “face coverings are required for all passengers.”
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PB Boulangerie Is A Sweet Slice Of France On Cape Cod

Cape Cod is famous for its shores and seafood. And you know what else? A unique French bistro that continually wins rave reviews for its authentic cuisine and hospitality. Not exactly what you would expect in Wellfleet, Mass., famous for its oysters!. That bistro is PB Boulangerie Bistro which Chef...
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47 new COVID-19 cases on Cape and Islands

The state Department of Public Health said in its daily report Thursday that Massachusetts had 742 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 47 on Cape Cod. Since the pandemic began, the state has had 671,644 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Two new deaths caused by COVID-19 were reported in Barnstable County over...
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White shark sighting confirmed off coast of Cape Cod

ORLEANS, MASS. (WHDH) - A white shark was spotted off the coast of Cape Cod on Thursday morning. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed the sighting on the north side of Nauset Public Beach in Orleans. No additional information has been released. (Copyright (c) 2021 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved....
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Pops, Fourth, Wine Fest must change, officials say

(July 29, 2021) Police chief Bill Pittman and fire chief Steve Murphy said this week that manpower shortages in their departments and increasingly large crowds mean long-standing events like the Boston Pops at Jetties Beach are becoming a burden on public safety. “It has become, for a lack of a...

One injured in rollover crash in Eastham

EASTHAM – One person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital following a two vehicle crash in which one car overturned in Eastham. The crash happened about 10:15 PM on Route 6 at South Eastham Street. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. The collision is under investigation by Eastham Police.
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Breakthrough cases contributing to COVID spike

(July 29, 2021) Health officials say that an upswing in COVID-19 cases is most likely caused by the new Delta variant, but seems to be much less severe in people who have been vaccinated. On Monday Nantucket Cottage Hospital reported 11 new cases, followed by 14 on Tuesday and 20 on Wednesday. But despite the increased numbers, most of the cases have been mild.
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A trek through the Serengeti to Altar Rock

(July 29, 2021) Because Altar Rock, one of Nantucket’s most recognizable landmarks in the sprawling Middle Moors, has a dirt road running up to its 109-foot peak just off Polpis Road, this northern approach lacks the peace one might be seeking from an open-space walk. Luckily, and thanks to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, there is a relatively new, and quieter, approach from the south off Milestone Road at the four-mile marker dubbed the Milestone Overlook Trail.
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Land Bank, housing group seeking ways to collaborate

(July 29, 2021) Nearly two months after Town Meeting voters rejected a proposal to divert 25 percent of the Nantucket Land Bank’s revenue toward affordable housing, members of the Land Bank and the Affordable Housing Trust traveled to Martha’s Vineyard to discuss how the two entities could collaborate in the future.
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McNeil resigns from DPW

(July 29, 2021) Rob McNeil is stepping down from the Department of Public Works, after four years as its director. He sent his resignation letter to town manager Libby Gibson last Wednesday, saying he will be entering the private sector at the end of the month. Gibson said she was surprised.

Car Vs. Utility Vehicle Results In Serious Injury

A two-car crash left the driver of a black Volvo in serious, but non-life-threatening condition, said Sandwich Police Lieutenant Josh Bound. The crash occurred Thursday, July 29, at around 10:50 AM. Police said a male driver, stopped at the intersection of Route 6A and Tupper Road near the Snow Goose Gift Shop, tried to cross Route 6A traveling toward Town Neck when his car was struck on the front right passenger side of his vehicle. Jeff D. Hauck, 60, of Sandwich was traveling toward Bourne when he hit the Volvo with his utility vehicle, police said.
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Nantucket Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Nantucket: Thursday, July 29: Mostly sunny during the day; while rain showers overnight; Friday, July 30: Patchy fog during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, July 31: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Sunday, August 1: Chance
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Paddle-board odyssey ends after 24 days, 450 miles

(July 29, 2021) As he paddled gingerly ashore at Brant Point Tuesday, the end of his long journey finally in sight, Adam Nagler was beaming. But his body told a different story. The grueling toll of a 450-mile paddle-board trip spanning 24 days was evident. His face was gaunt. He...
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Family-friendly dining that won’t break the bank

(July 29, 2021) Nantucket can be a challenging place for families on vacation who want to go out to eat. The island doesn’t have the low-cost family restaurants found on the mainland. And, if the goal is to go out for fine dining, it is near impossible to get a reservation at any of the island’s wonderful restaurants.
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Outdoor dining extended through Dec. 31

(July 29, 2021) Outdoor dining on town streets and sidewalks has been extended through the end of the year, following a unanimous Select Board vote last week to allow downtown restaurants to keep the tables, chairs, plants and Jersey barriers in place beyond the town’s previous end date of Aug. 15.

Hospital Buys Land for New Nursing Home; Wastewater Hurdles Remain

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has closed on a 26-acre property off the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, paving the way for a long-awaited new nursing home to replace the financially-stressed Windemere facility. The project still needs to clear a host of tangled wastewater issues with the town of Edgartown before it can be built.
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Bonito being caught all around the island

(July 29, 2021) The story of our fishery is how much bait we have. It feels like it is everywhere. We have lots of big bait – squid, bunker and herring – which is unique for this time of year, and tons and tons of smaller bait, mainly sand lances.