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Debris Clean-Up Continues As Nantucket Considers Legal Action Against Vineyard Wind

JohnCarl McGrady •

The Nantucket Select Board on Saturday announced its intent to discuss potential legal action against Vineyard Wind as teams from the company and hired contractors - along with island residents - continued to clear debris from the beaches Saturday morning. The Select Board's meeting will be held in executive session on Monday. Executive session meetings are closed to the public to avoid potentially compromising the Town's position by revealing legal strategies and other details. In the

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Global Microsoft Outage Impacting Parts Of Nantucket

JohnCarl McGrady, David Creed, and Jason Graziadei •

A global Microsoft computer outage occurred Friday morning following a software update by Crowdstrike, a cybersecurity company utilized by Microsoft, that went awry. Parts of Nantucket have felt its

State Will Test Vineyard Wind Turbine Debris For Environmental Health Risks

Jason Graziadei •

Vineyard Wind and General Electric representatives who addressed town officials on Wednesday were unable to answer a basic question about the turbine blade debris washing up on Nantucket this week:

Why Did Vineyard Wind Wait Two Days To Alert The Town About Its Damaged Turbine?

Jason Graziadei •

Why did it take Vineyard Wind two full days to notify the town of Nantucket about its damaged turbine blade 15 miles southwest of the island? That question has been hotly debated since debris from

Vineyard Wind Shut Down By Feds After Turbine Blade Failure

Jason Graziadei •

Vineyard Wind, the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm, was shut down by the federal government on Tuesday after a turbine blade failure sent thousands of pieces of debris into the ocean

What We Know About The Cause Of The Vineyard Wind Turbine Failure So Far

Jason Graziadei •

The failure of one of Vineyard Wind's turbine blades has shut down the ambitious offshore energy project and littered Nantucket's beaches with debris. But what do we know so far regarding the cause

Featured Stories

The Cliffside Beach Club Is For Sale After Nearly 70 Years Under Family Ownership

Jason Graziadei •

The Currie family, which has owned and operated The Cliffside Beach Club on Nantucket's north shore since 1958, has put the iconic property up for sale, informing its staff and club members last week

Adrift In The Harbor, Barstool Sports' Dave Portnoy Rescued By Nantucket Coast Guard

David Creed •

Barstool Sport’s Founder Dave Portnoy was excited to take his mother out for a leisurely boat ride Monday afternoon when he suddenly noticed his 28-foot pleasure boat drifting away from the shore

After Pedestrian Hit By Car, Renewed Calls For A Tom Nevers Bike Path. Where Does The Project Stand?

Jason Graziadei •

In the aftermath of Tuesday morning’s incident on Tom Nevers Road where a pedestrian was struck by a car, many island residents have raised concerns about safety and vehicles speeding along the

WHOI Plans Geoengineering Experiment To Combat Climate Change In Waters Off Nantucket

JohnCarl McGrady •

Starting this August, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will conduct a small-scale study on the effects of ocean alkalinity enhancement, a process that artificially increases the pH of ocean

Erosion Firesale: Nantucket Waterfront Home Assessed At Nearly $2 Million Sold For Just $200,000

Jason Graziadei •

When Jane Carlin and her husband Ben Gifford purchased a summer home on Nantucket’s west end in 1988, there was a wide expanse between their new property and the Atlantic Ocean that included three

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Star NHL Defenseman Noah Hanifin Spends Day With Island Hockey Players

David Creed •

The Riley Hockey Clinic welcomed a special guest to their Tuesday session at the Nantucket Ice Rink. Las Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Noah Hanifin made the day trip over to the island to spend

Lower, Chambers Recognized By Globe For Lacrosse Seasons

David Creed •

Recently graduated Nantucket High School seniors Bailey Lower and Cole Chambers both played significant roles in helping their teams reach new levels of success never before seen in the girls and

Island Resident Biking To Help Combat Cancer

David Creed •

Zach Place, a longtime island resident and bartender who grew up on Nantucket, will be partaking in the 2024 Pan-Mass Challenge. This will be Place's second straight year participating in what will

Photo Gallery: 1st Annual Culkins Cup

David Creed •

The 1st annual Culkins Cup took place over the weekend at the Nantucket Ice Rink to honor the life and memory of Ernie Culkins, the beloved longtime island resident who tragically

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