Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket residents rally for affordable year-round housing
BOSTON — A housing crisis on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket is now affecting the middle class, according to advocates who rallied Thursday at the State House in Boston. “I moved 15 times in six years, yeah 15 times, with a young child,” Martha’s Vineyard resident Sharon Brown said.
Chris Perry Column: Let's Clean It Up
Right now, Nantucket could use a dose of Iron Eyes because far too many island roads are looking more like the Cross Bronx Expressway instead of a main Nantucket artery prepping for Daffodil Weekend. Piles of debris, cans, plastic containers, trash, cardboard - you name it, Milestone Road has got...
Inside Brant Point's $150 Million Facelift Along Easton Street
On a small stretch of Brant Point, one of Nantucket’s most iconic and exclusive areas, the neighborhood is in the midst of a $150 million facelift. From The White Elephant hotel to Coast Guard Station Brant Point, the harborside of Easton Street is being transformed as longtime summer residents have sold some of the island’s most expensive properties to new owners.
Suspect In Fatal Fentanyl Overdose Indicted By Nantucket Grand Jury
Two indictments were returned by a Nantucket grand jury just prior to 4 p.m. Monday afternoon relating to a 2021 fatal fentanyl overdose and a 2003 sexual assault case. Timothy Tanana-Nye, 30, of Nantucket, had an indictment returned on charges of manslaughter and possession with the intent to distribute a Class A drug (fentanyl). The charges are related to a 2021 fatal fentanyl overdose of a 2019 graduate of Nantucket High School.
Shantaw Bloise-Murphy To Run For Nantucket School Committee
Shantaw Bloise-Murphy was having a discussion about the upcoming town election last week when she found out no one was running for the School Committee seat being vacated by Rocky Fox. “I had a realization that I could sit around and complain about it, or step up and be about...
The True Story of How Deer Came to Nantucket Island
There is a local legend or old wives’ tale that states that Nantucket's current population of more than 2,000 animals are descended from just 3 deer. NANTUCKET, MA, 02554, March 21, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois, PhD. Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring...
Netflix Filming Juicy New Series in Chatham This Spring
A new Netflix series based on a best-selling beach read will be filming in and around Chatham this spring. If you have ever read Elin Hilderbrand's New York Times bestseller The Perfect Couple, then you know things are supposed to take place in Nantucket. Instead, film crews will stay on the mainland and let Chatham be a stand-in for the isolated island.
Photo Gallery: First Days Of Spring Sports Complete
Nantucket High School student athletes were back on the field on Monday to begin their respective spring seasons. The players were excited and the air was filled with optimism as players eye an opportunity to compete and do whatever they can to make this year a memorable one. Nantucket Current photographer Chris Tran and Sports Editor David Creed made their way around to the practices to compile a photo gallery from the first two days of practice.
Student art can “Sail into Imagination”
The Steamship Authority announced the submission period is now open for the eighth annual “Sail into Imagination” art contest for students. From kindergarteners to high school seniors, students living on Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Cape Cod, Fairhaven, and New Bedford can make submissions. According to a press release...
Our View: Monomoy Enrollment Revisited
In a story in last week's paper, Harwich Selectman Donald Howell expressed concern about his town's growing share of the Monomoy Regional School District budget. Noting the current 76.65 to 23.35 Harwich-Chatham split, Howell recalled earlier discussions when Harwich's percentage of a regional district was put at 55 percent. With the figures heading toward 80-20, he wondered if that level of financing was sustainable for Harwich.
Coastal reads with author Keith Yocum and Chatham's Yellow Umbrella Books
NEEDHAM, Mass. — Yellow Umbrella Books has been serving Chatham since 1980 as a place to “browse, to touch and feel the cover of a great book”. It also hosts regular author signings and has arguably the best collection of out-of-print Cape Cod-inspired literature available for purchase.
Same landscape, new people
We drive down Hummock Pond Road, where a concrete Jersey barrier marks the end of the asphalt and the beginning of the sea. It’s a shorter drive from town than all the way out to Madaket, and besides, there isn’t really a parking lot at Madaket Beach anymore, the erosion has taken big bites out of the pavement.
Mass. weather: Fire danger in Cape Cod Monday, rain expected Thursday
Spring’s first day in Massachusetts will be a dry one, leaving some Bay State residents with a brief elevated fire risk before a new round of precipitation is expected Wednesday night into Thursday. Monday is expected to start off with a chilly start before reaching as high as the...
Nantucket High School Culinary Team Takes Third Place In Statewide Competition
The Nantucket High School culinary team placed third out of a dozen schools competing in the Prostart Invitational Culinary Competition at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, and was recognized with the “best team work" award. The competition, hosted by the National Restaurant Association's Education Foundation, included student teams from across...
Short-Term Rentals: Enough Is Enough
We’ve heard a lot about the need for more data related to short-term rentals (STRs) for vacationers. We don’t need more data, another consultant, or months of study group meetings to tell us what we already know. We want to be able to rent our homes to help...
“Martha goes to Beacon Hill”
About 200 Vineyarders got the 7 am ferry Thursday morning to a fleet of charter buses waiting in Woods Hole, the beginnings of a trip to Boston in support of housing legislation at the state house. Ralliers were gung-ho for a full day of advocating in front of lawmakers. The...
Town Local Area Plan Workgroup Residents Survey
NP&EDC and the Nantucket Town Association invite eligible residents to provide input in the development of a new Area Plan for the residential “Town” area (excluding the Downtown Commercial Core and the waterfront). The Nantucket Planning & Economic Development Commission (NP&EDC) and the Nantucket Town Association invite eligible...
Record of Cases Heard in District Court
The following cases were heard in Edgartown district court. Nicole S. Cleary, 40, of Edgartown, was arraigned on March 4 charges in Vineyard Haven of assault on a family or household member, assault and battery on a family or household member and disorderly conduct. Defendant released on payment of $180 bail. Pretrial hearing scheduled for May 26.
Real Estate Transactions: March 13 – 17, 2023
March 13, Barton D. Russell, Rorie L. Russell, and Alan J. Schiff sold 0 Harborside Inn Condo Unit 209 Weeks 30 and 44 to Kristen Cohen for $5,000. March 15, Mary M. Hasten and Brien M. O’Brien sold 39 Plantingfield Way to G. Barrie Landry, trustee of Thirty Nine Plantingfield Way Nominee Trust, for $14,000,000.
"I Don't Think We Can Wait" - Emergency Funding OK'd For Youth Behavioral Health
“I don’t think we can wait,” Select Board member Dawn Hill Holdgate said last week. She was referencing an emergency request for $175,000 in funding to be dedicated toward behavioral health programs for Nantucket’s youth that was proposed by the town’s Human Services Contract Review Committee (CRC).
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