News wrap: Headlines in Nantucket
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Utz sets personal best
Members of the MVRHS track and field teams braved 92° heat to compete at the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Jim Hoar Invitational at Gordon College in Wenham over the weekend. In the boys meet, Zach Utz set a new personal best of 1:57.31 with a wire-to-wire win in the... Read more
COVID-19 and Unemployment Rates in the Cape and Islands
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a large impact on unemployment rates across the United States. Previous analyses of the effects of COVID on employment rates by Gregory Sullivan and Rebekah Paxton of Pioneer Institute have suggested that occupations in the hospitality sector (such as food services, accomodation, arts, recreation, and entertainment) have been heavily affected by the COVID pandemic. Because of the high concentration of these types of jobs in the Cape and Islands, this area has experienced a large increase in unemployment rates as a result of the pandemic. The most current data on unemployment rates in Massachusetts seem to support this claim. Pioneer Institute’s COVID unemployment tracker provides estimates of unemployment rates in Massachusetts. The tracker indicates that the five municipalities with the highest unemployment rates in Massachusetts (as of May 22, 2021) are Provincetown, Chilmark, Tisbury, Wellfleet, and Nantucket (respectively), all located in the Cape and Islands. However, these municipalities may be slowly recovering from these damaging effects of the pandemic. Read more
Conservation Foundation battling toxic algae blooms
(June 10, 2021) The Nantucket Conservation Foundation is banking on a chemical- based treatment to combat a growing number of harmful algal blooms at Capaum Pond, where toxins have been detected both in the water and in the air around it. “You take the food away from the algae before... Read more