Nantucket Current

Photo Gallery: The 49th Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll

David Creed •

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.

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Fire Breaks Out At Home Under Construction

Jason Graziadei •

The Nantucket Fire Department responded to a structure fire Tuesday afternoon at a Polpis Road residence that was being partially demolished as part of a renovation project.The home was unoccupied

Warming Place Teams Up With Island Churches To Launch Overnight Homeless Shelter

Jason Graziadei •

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

Nantucket Police Mourn Passing Of Former NPD Officer Greg Furtado, 41

Jason Graziadei •

The Nantucket Police Department is mourning the sudden death of Massachusetts State Police Trooper Gregory Furtado, who had numerous ties to the island. Furtado, who was just 41 years old, got his

Another Jet Airliner Forced To Dump Fuel Off Nantucket

Jason Graziadei •

Just weeks after a loose horse aboard a cargo jet forced a pilot to dump nearly 6,000 gallons of fuel off Nantucket, a jet airliner conducted another fuel dump south of the island last week after

Broken Oath: Island Pizza Joint Faces Uncertain Future

Jason Graziadei •

Oath Pizza, the chain that was founded on Nantucket in 2015 and expanded rapidly to 17 other cities across the country, is facing an uncertain future after investors sued the former CEO, and numerous

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President Biden's Nantucket Visit Consumed By Israel-Hamas Conflict

Jason Graziadei •

Just as President Joe Biden and his family arrived on Nantucket last Tuesday night for their annual visit to the island, the details of a cease-fire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza

Short-Term Rental Bylaw Proposals Defeated At Special Town Meeting

Jason Graziadei •

For the fourth straight town meeting, Nantucket voters found no consensus on how or whether to restrict short-term rentals. This time was supposed to be different. The pair of bylaw proposals that

A Visit To The Vineyard Wind Farm

Jason Graziadei •

The first of Vineyard Wind’s turbines has been completed in the waters 15 miles southwest of Nantucket and the Current went to get a closer look on Wednesday. The company hailed it as "the

Severe Erosion Prompts Demolition Of Condemned Nantucket Beach House

Jason Graziadei •

Severe erosion on Nantucket’s south shore led to the demolition Thursday morning of a beach house that had been condemned by the town over the summer.The house at 21 Sheep Pond Road was the latest

Nantucket's Only Female Electrician Is Surfing Into Retirement

Virginia Bullington •

There is no reason for electric work to be a male-dominated trade, and yet, for as long as anyone can remember, Sally Bates has been the only female electrician on Nantucket. “It makes me sad that

Current Sports

Season Preview: Boys & Girls Swimming Beginning New Era Under Dylan Jones

David Creed •

The Nantucket boys and girls swim teams are heading into their first season with head coach Dylan Jones leading the program, and Jones said that so far he has loved the energy his swimmers have

Season Preview: Young Girls Basketball Aiming For Bounce Back Year

David Creed •

After a disappointing 2-18 season last year, the Whaler girls varsity basketball team is entering this winter season fired up to rebound and improve on their previous season’s win total. Led by

Tim Psaradelis Steps Down As Nantucket Football Head Coach After Two Seasons

David Creed •

Nantucket football head coach Tim Psaradelis has stepped down from the position after two years leading the program. Psaradelis told coaches about his decision on Sunday. As for the players, he sent

Photo Gallery: Nantucket High School Winter Sports Begin

David Creed •

The 2023-2024 Nantucket High School winter sports season has officially begun. The first practices/tryouts took place on Monday, November 27.


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