Nantucket Current

"Devastating" Speed Restriction Proposal Gains Momentum In D.C., Prompting Alarm On Nantucket

JohnCarl McGrady •

A proposed rule that would dramatically limit high-speed boat travel off the East Coast of the United States is picking up momentum in Washington D.C., spurring increased concern from local officials that the regulation could destroy the local economy and endanger essential services to the island. The speed restriction being considered is intended to protect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. “This could be quite serious for Nantucket,” Town Manager Libby Gibson said at

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Figawi Returns Saturday For 53rd Race And The Party Tent Is (Half) Back Too

David Creed •

The 53rd annual Figawi sailboat race from Hyannis to Nantucket will be taking place this Saturday, and after a cautious return in 2023 following a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the

Nantucket And Vineyard Dispensaries Join Forces In Lawsuit Fighting State Cannabis Regs

JohnCarl McGrady •

The Green Lady, one of Nantucket’s two marijuana dispensaries, has joined Vineyard Haven’s Island Time dispensary in a lawsuit challenging regulations that prohibit shipping marijuana across

The Copley Group Lists Its Short-Term Rental Properties For Sale After Town Meeting Votes

Jason Graziadei •

The Copley Group, one of the largest operators of short-term rentals on Nantucket, has put nearly its entire island real estate portfolio on the market. Ten of the dozen Nantucket properties owned

Former Nantucket High School Coach Pleads Guilty To Child Rape, Child Pornography Charges

David Creed •

A former Nantucket High School assistant sports coach pleaded guilty to seven charges of rape and abuse of a child under 16 years old and one charge of enticement or solicitation of child pornography

Holdgate Wins Fourth Term On Select Board By Just Eight Votes As Incumbents Sweep Contested Election Races

JohnCarl McGrady and Jason Graziadei •

Incumbent Select Board chair Dawn Hill Holdgate claimed a narrow victory over former Select Board member Rick Atherton by just eight votes at the polls on Tuesday. The final count was 842 votes for

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Golf Club Announces 2024 Nantucket Scholars

David Creed •

For the first time in the 19 years of the program, the Nantucket Golf Club announced three Nantucket Scholar recipients – deviating from the traditional two students per year. The winners were Archie

Town Sued In Federal Court Over Rental Car Medallions

Jason Graziadei •

The town and Select Board have been sued in federal court by an island couple over Nantucket's rental car medallion system that was called discriminatory and protectionist in the lawsuit filed

Island Voters Reject Article 59, The Controversial Short-Term Rental Zoning Bylaw

Jason Graziadei •

Nantucket voters on Tuesday rejected a hotly contested zoning bylaw amendment to allow short-term rentals in all residential zoning districts across the island. More than 1,300 people packed the

Cyber Stuck: First Tesla Cybertruck On Nantucket Has A Rough Day

Jason Graziadei •

The first Tesla Cybertruck to visit Nantucket rolled off the Steamship Authority ferry Thursday afternoon. It didn't take long to make an impression. The vehicle with Connecticut plates was first

Erosion Prompts Demolition Permit For Sankaty Head Beach Club, But It Won't Come Down Just Yet

Jason Graziadei •

With the eroding bluff along Nantucket's eastern shoreline claiming more of its property each year, the Sankaty Head Golf Club filed a demolition permit on April 22 for its Sankaty Head Beach Club at

Current Sports

Sports Roundup: Boys Tennis, Softball Celebrate Seniors

David Creed •

This sports roundup includes updates on the boys tennis team and the softball team after each team honored their seniors prior to games on Wednesday. It also includes updates on the girls lacrosse

Sports Roundup: Girls Lax Wins League Title

David Creed •

This sports roundup includes updates on the girls lacrosse team following their 17th win of the season in as many games, some photos from the sailing team’s senior day, the girls tennis team, the

Current Athlete Of The Month: Joan Harris

David Creed and Kit Noble •

Director of Photography: Kit Noble Over the course of the past four years, very few players have improved and grown in their respective sport more than senior girls tennis

Sports Roundup: Girls Lax, Girls Tennis Celebrate Seniors

David Creed •

This sports roundup includes updates on the girls lacrosse and the girls tennis teams after their senior day celebrations over the weekend, the baseball team after a three-win weekend, the boys

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