Massachusetts Dad Believed to Have Accidentally Stabbed Himself to Death With Knife He Was Wearing on Lanyard Around His Neck: ReportThe Messenger1 DAY AGO
Former Nantucket police officer dead at 41The Inquirer and MirrorNewsBreak Contributor
Head football coach resigns, cites "toxic environment" among staffThe Inquirer and MirrorNewsBreak Contributor
Veranda House owner backs out of deal to buy Seven Sea Street InnThe Inquirer and MirrorNewsBreak Contributor
Steamship Authority summer reservations open Jan. 23The Inquirer and MirrorNewsBreak Contributor
C&I field hockey MVP Caroline Allen tops list of Whalers all-starsThe Inquirer and MirrorNewsBreak Contributor
Former Nantucket police officer dead at 41
( Dec. 5, 2023 ) Former Nantucket police officer Gregory Furtado, who joined the Massachusetts State Police in 2006, has died at 41. Nantucket police announced on social media Saturday that Furtado began his law enforcement career on the island, serving as a summer special officer before being hired full-time in June 2005. He then joined the State Police, graduating the State Police Academy in 2006.
Head football coach resigns, cites "toxic environment" among staff
( Dec. 4, 2023 ) Nantucket High School head football coach Tim Psaradelis is stepping down, citing a toxic environment among the coaching staff. In a statement to The Inquirer and Mirror Monday, Psaradelis said he was not being supported by all members of the staff, which led to his decision to resign.
Objects to "Anti-Israel" Protests On Nantucket
To the editor: The anti-Israel protestors on Nantucket demonstrated that they don’t know what they’re talking about. First, their use of the terms “genocide” and “apartheid state” reveals (i) their lack of. knowledge of Israel, its history, and the current situation, (ii) their ignorance...
Update on Baxter Road Alternative Access Plan Amidst Erosion Threats - Nantucket's Commitment to Continued Services
Town of Nantucket Sustainability Projects Manager Vince Murphy gives us an update on the Baxter Road Alternative Access Plan. This plan addresses the Town’s obligation to provide continued access and services to the area and protect the Town infrastructure amidst significant erosion threats.Visit here for more details.
Veranda House owner backs out of deal to buy Seven Sea Street Inn
(Dec. 4, 2023) The owner of the Veranda House hotel’s deal to acquire the Seven Sea Street Inn has fallen through. Inn owner Matthew Parker confirmed Tuesday that the Procaccianti Companies (TPG) of Rhode Island have pulled out of the deal.
Over $345,000 in Nantucket Fund Grants Awarded to 28 Local Nonprofits for Community Services
The Community Foundation for Nantucket (CFN) announced on December 1 that it has awarded over $345,000 in Nantucket Fund grants. These grants will be distributed to 28 local nonprofit organizations. The aim is to support the social services network within the Nantucket community and address critical needs.
Warming Place Teams Up With Island Churches To Launch Overnight Homeless Shelter
For years, the island's social services agencies have talked about the growing number of homeless people on Nantucket and the need to not only acknowledge the problem, but to take action. Over the past two years, The Warming Place has stepped into that void by creating a day shelter to provide a warm space and hot meals for Nantucket's unhoused. But there was no option to provide those services at night - until now.
After Nearly a Decade, Vineyard Message in a Bottle Washes Up
Facing northward on a beach in Chilmark in early springtime 2014, Vineyard resident and cartoonist Anne Ganz stuffed a message in an empty bottle of Kentucky bourbon and tossed it out to sea. “Hello Beachcomber,” she wrote in her 2014 note, in black marker, both words underlined. “I hope this...
Photo Gallery: The 49th Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll
The 49th annual Christmas Stroll took place over the weekend with strollers packing Main Street Saturday morning into the afternoon to shop and see Santa parade his way through downtown. Below are some photos from the weekend.
C&I field hockey MVP Caroline Allen tops list of Whalers all-stars
( Dec. 4, 2023 ) For the second year in a row, senior field hockey captain Caroline Allen earned Cape & Islands League MVP honors, highlighting the list of 36 Whaler athletes to earn postseason awards this fall.
Gas leak evacuates mid-island neighborhood
( Nov. 30, 2023 ) Several homes were evacuated Thursday morning after a malfunction during a propane tank replacement caused a gas leak at a Back Street home. A resident on Back Street was getting their propane fuel tank replaced just after 8 a.m. when a piece of it broke off, causing a leak.
Today the gas price is close to $4.99 in Nantucket as of 2023-12-04. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
Weekly Safety Report: K-9s on POTUS Protection Duty and Retirement of Nantucket Police Chief
This week in Nantucket, Massachusetts, two Massachusetts State Police K-9s named Neutron and Koala were on POTUS protection duty. They were seen embracing the Christmas spirit during a break on the island. Additionally, Nantucket Police Chief Bill Pittman retired after 19 years of service, during which he oversaw significant improvements in the police department's facilities and operations.
"Madeline's Christmas" on stage at the Dreamland
( Dec. 4, 2023 ) The Dreamland Stage Company will present "Madeline's Christmas" through the holiday season. The play, featuring a cast of young Nantucketers, runs from Thursday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 17.
Nantucket firefighters honored at state ceremony
( Nov. 30, 2023 ) Almost every firefighter on Nantucket July 9, 2022, the date of the Veranda House hotel fire, was honored at the Massachusetts Firefighter of the Year Awards last week for outstanding acts of heroism and bravery.
News Roundup: Cape senate seat opens; Pilgrim evaporating radioactive water into the atmosphere
This week: The race is on. State Senator Su Moran announces she’s not running for re-election, she’ll run for a different office, and Representative Dylan Fernandes says he’ll run for the senate seat, leaving his up for grabs—we’ll help you sort it all out. And that million gallons of radioactive water at Pilgrim power station? It’s evaporating, quicker than you might think.
Nantucket's 2024 Transit Plan: Proposal for Two Electric Buses and Fare Collection System Changes
The Transit Program portion of the FFY 2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is proposed to be amended by the NP&EDC to add the purchase of two electric buses. The purchase of a new fare collection system would also be removed from the FFY 2024 portion of the TIP. Investing in transportation improvements that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and investing in a low-emission transit fleet is a priority for Nantucket. You can view the 2024 TIP, TIP Amendment, and more on the project page HERE.Visit here for more details.
Discover Nantucket: The Top 3 Cafes You Must Visit
In this article, we explore three delightful cafes in Nantucket. Have you had the opportunity to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
Newly-renovated Cisco retreat
• Five Bedrooms • 5-.5 Bathrooms • Newly Renovated • Pool and Patio • Gourmet Kitchen. (Nov. 1, 2023) This five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom home is located in the highly-sought-after Cisco area, just around the corner from popular Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm, Cisco Brewers, Miacomet Golf Course and pristine south shore beaches.
Grand Jury Indicts Four People
A Dukes County grand jury last week indicted four people, including two men on rape charges and a pair for their alleged part in trafficking drugs. A grand jury returned indictments Friday for Jordan Creech and Christine Kurth on drug charges and Ryan Camacho and MacAleer Schilcher on rape charges.