Nantucket Current

Crane Barge Retrieves Grounded, Derelict Sailboat In Monomoy

Jason Graziadei •

The derelict sailboat Buenos Aires, which grounded in Monomoy during a storm last month, was pulled off the beach Saturday afternoon by a crane barge and transported by tug boat to New Bedford. A crew from the Robert B. Our Co. navigated the small barge close to the shore, and the crane hoisted the 33-foot vessel aboard. The tug boat Realist then towed the barge to New Bedford, where the Buenos Aires will be scrapped, Nantucket Harbormaster Sheila Lucey said. "It's the end of a nightmare,"

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Should Pleasant Street Be One Way? Recommendation Goes To Select Board

Jason Graziadei •

In a rare joint meeting with the Nantucket Planning & Economic Development Commission, the Select Board on Tuesday will consider a series of proposed changes to mid-island streets, including the

How Dead Horse Valley Got Its Name

Jason Graziadei •

The small hill in Mill Hill Park has been a destination for generations of Nantucket kids when it snows. But how did it get its morbid name? There isn’t much definitive information out there about

Is The Proposed Four Corners Roundabout Officially Dead?

Jason Graziadei •

A proposed roundabout at the intersection near Nantucket High School - sometimes called Four Corners - has been among the town's transportation improvement priorities for years. But with the School

After Probable Cause Hearing, Holdgate Won't Face Charges For Destruction Of Main Street Fountain

Jason Graziadei •

No one will be charged with the destruction of the Main Street fountain after a violent crash last October.Following a probable cause hearing Thursday afternoon in Nantucket District Court, clerk

Foggy Nantucket Announces Abrupt End To Restaurant On Orange Street

Jason Graziadei •

Foggy Nantucket, the pizza and barbeque restaurant on Orange Street that had quickly become an island favorite since it opened in 2019, announced late last week that it was "closed effective

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Windswept Cranberry Bog Restoration Project Gets $1 Million Federal Grant

Nantucket Current •

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation's ambitious, multi-year project to convert the former Windswept Cranberry Bog off Polpis Road into a wetland area got a major boost this week: a $1 million grant

PHOTOS: Sledding Dead Horse Valley

Charity Grace Mofsen •

Sledding at Dead Horse Valley: No phones, no screens, just good, clean fun… There hasn’t been much snow on Nantucket in recent years, so after some accumulation (about four inches) during Tuesday’s

As Town & SBPF Pursue Expansion Of Geotubes, Tons Of Sand Barged To Island For Existing Project

Jason Graziadei •

As the town and the Sconset Beach Preservation Fund (SBPF) join forces to push for an expansion of the controversial geotube installation at the base of the 'Sconset Bluff, the non-profit is working

NRTA Wave Buses Will Be Free To Ride This Summer

Jason Graziadei •

It will be free to ride the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority’s “Wave” buses this summer thanks to a $410,000 state grant obtained by the island transportation agency. The “fare-free” pilot

Surfing Quidnet Beach

Nantucket Current •

Surfing…Quidnet Beach? It happened on Wednesday. Quidnet is not normally a surfing spot but every once in a long while the conditions are just right. Sometimes it happens following the opening and

Current Sports

Sports Roundup: Boys Hockey Searching For Answers, Winless In Last Three Games

David Creed •

This Whaler Sports Roundup includes a recap on a pair of games to begin the week for the boys hockey team, which is suddenly searching for answers amidst a three-game winless streak. The girls

Zoli Day Represents Future Of Nantucket Swimming, Earns Zone Cut Time

David Creed •

The MIAA state swim meets came and went last weekend to put a cap on the 2023-2024 varsity winter swim season. With that season in the past, it is worth taking a look towards the future and at just

Sports Roundup: Jake Johnson Shines At MIAA State Swim Meet Over The Weekend

David Creed •

This Whaler Sports Roundup includes an initial look at the Nantucket swimmers who competed in the MIAA state meets over the weekend and the girls hockey team, who ended their season on Saturday with

Sports Roundup: Nauset Snaps Boys Hockey’s 15-Game Win Streak

David Creed •

Three teams were in action on Thursday and the Whaler track team finished up their season on Wednesday. The boys hockey team was unable to extend their win streak to 16 games, the boys basketball


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