Nantucket Current

Woman Rescued After Chasing Dog Into The Water

David Creed •

Coast Guard Station Brant Point, harbormaster Sheila Lucey, and public safety personnel responded to the Cliffside Beach Club area early Thursday morning and executed a rescue of a woman who reportedly fell off the jetty and into the water.

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Vineyard Wind Begins Offshore Turbine Construction Off Nantucket

Peter Sutters •

Floating 14 miles off Nantucket, its nearly 300-foot-tall cranes visible to the naked eye from the south shore, the heavy lift vessel Orion has begun work on installing the first monopiles of the

Town Manager Libby Gibson Gets Raise, Contract Extension From Select Board

Jason Graziadei •

Town Manager Libby Gibson received a contract extension and a significant pay raise following an executive session vote of the Select Board last month. Town Manager Libby Gibson The contract

STR Working Group Presents Tentative Plan For Stricter STR Regulations To Planning Board

JohnCarl McGrady •

The Short-Term Rental Working Group presented their tentative plan for stricter STR regulations to the Planning Board Thursday, including a proposal to limit property owners to a single STR each—down from two as of a mid-May draft reported on here—and ban corporate ownership.

Manchester Found Not Guilty On Sexual Surveillance Charges

David Creed •

Richard Manchester, the island resident who was charged in Nantucket District Court in April of 2022 with three charges of photographing sexual or intimate parts of an individual without their consent, was found not guilty on all three charges by a Nantucket jury Monday afternoon.

Homecoming: Chef Colin Bixby Returning To Nantucket To Lead Sconset Cafe

Jason Graziadei •

For chef Colin Bixby, the summer of 2023 will not only be a homecoming, but also the realization of a long-held dream. Bixby, a Nantucket native who grew up on the island, will be returning home to

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New Invasive Tick Discovered On Nantucket

Jason Graziadei •

An invasive species of tick from the Far East was discovered on Nantucket for the first time last month. The Asian longhorned tick, which was first detected in the United States in 2017, has made

Photo Gallery: Baxter Waldman Memorial Scholarship Fund Charity Motorcycle Ride

David Creed •

It was a good showing for the Baxter Waldman Memorial Scholarship Fund Charity Motorcycle Ride Sunday morning with over 70 riders signing up to participate.

Mega Sale: Surfside Property Sells For $26.8 Million

Jason Graziadei •

A large property along Nantucket's south shore was sold Wednesday for a whopping $26.8 million in the largest residential home sale on the island so far in 2023. The listing broker, Gary Winn,

The OGs of Nantucket's Restaurant Industry Are Still Going (And They're Not Selling)

Jason Graziadei •

The OGs of the Nantucket restaurant industry are still at it, even after all these years. The Languedoc Bistro - now the longest running owner-operated restaurant on the island - is entering its

Your Friend With A Truck: How Curren Huyser Built A Moving And Shipping Empire

David Creed •

At the age of 24, Curren Huyser began planting the seeds for a moving company while working a full-time job with the island’s natural resources department. He named the company Your Friend With A Truck because in the beginning, the business was nothing more than Huyser and a few of his buddies driving a 10-foot box truck across the island helping people with small jobs.

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Nantucket Community School Reviving Summer Sports Programs

David Creed •

The Nantucket Community School hit a bit of a standstill following the COVID pandemic but has slowly been working its way back to a level of normalcy ever since. With the addition of Jazmine Kasperzyk as the school’s new sports and wellness coordinator to oversee the summer programs, several camps will return after being unavailable the past two years such as the tennis camp, football camp, girls lacrosse, and gymnastics.

Girls Lax Scores Seven Unanswered Goals To Advance To State Quarterfinal

David Creed •

After coasting to an 18-2 win over South Hadley in the Round of 32, the #4 ranked Whaler girls lacrosse team faced their first dose of adversity Thursday afternoon against the #20 ranked Watertown Red Raiders despite winning the game 14-5 to advance to the state quarterfinals.

Boys Tennis Rides Doubles To State Quarterfinal Berth

David Creed •

David Cheever saw the excitement the island showed when teams such as the varsity volleyball team and boys hockey team went on long, successful playoff runs. He admired that and appreciated the success each of those teams achieved. He sees what the boys and girls lacrosse teams are doing as they remain alive in their state tournaments, and he is proud to say that his team is enjoying similar success following a 3-2 win over #10 Hopedale on Wednesday to advance to the Div. 4 state quarterfinals.

Boys Lax Advances To The State Quarterfinals For Second Straight Year

David Creed •

For the second consecutive season, the Nantucket boys lacrosse team punched their ticket to the MIAA Div. 4 state quarterfinals following a 13-3 victory over the Rockland Bulldogs at Vito Capizzo Stadium Wednesday afternoon.


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