Nantucket Current

Sour Grapes: Inside The Feud Over The Nantucket Wine Festival

JohnCarl McGrady •

A vintage battle is fermenting between Nantucket Wine and Food Festival owner Nancy Bean and Gordon’s Fine Wines & Liquor, a Boston-based distributor and retailer, over the future of the event. After nearly three decades on the island, Bean's Nantucket Wine and Food Festival has suddenly found itself up against an almost identical event hosted by Gordon’s and slated for the exact same dates next year, in what appears to be a targeted attempt to drive the old festival out of business and

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Vineyard Wind's Lights Still Visible At Night As Aircraft Detection System Not Yet Operational

Jason Graziadei •

The red lights on the horizon above the waters off Madaket Beach blink in unison, a reminder of the country's first commercial-scale offshore wind under development approximately 15 miles southwest

Despite Market Turmoil, One New Nantucket Vacation Rental Is Going For $100,000 Per Week

Jason Graziadei •

Nantucket’s short-term rental market has been thrust into turmoil this year after several major developments. There was the bombshell Land Court decision in March that could mean hundreds of island

Police Investigating Unattended Death On Tuckernuck Island

Jason Graziadei •

The Nantucket Police Department is investigating an unattended death on the remote island of Tuckernuck, located east of Nantucket and accessible only by private boat. The Nantucket Harbormaster's

Florida Doctor Pleads Guilty To Drug, Gun Charges Stemming From Police Raid On Yacht

David Creed •

Scott Burke, the owner of the infamous “Jess Conn” yacht that was raided by law enforcement in Nantucket Harbor in September of 2023, pleaded guilty to four charges in Nantucket District Court

What Would Nantucket Look Like Without High-Speed Ferry Service?

JohnCarl McGrady •

Severe staffing shortages. Massive decreases in tourism. Island residents unable to access needed medical care or leave the island to visit family. It may read like a list of Nantucket’s greatest

Featured Stories

A Nantucket High School Sophomore Helped Discover What Could Be A Previously Unknown Parasite Infecting Bay Scallops

JohnCarl McGrady •

A Nantucket High School student may have discovered a new parasite infecting the island’s bay scallops. On her final day of studying Nantucket Bay scallops with Dr. Valerie Hall and the Maria

Drunk Driving Arrests On Nantucket Have Surged. What's Behind The Increase?

David Creed •

Drunk driving arrests on Nantucket have surged over the past month. For the year to date, they're on pace to increase 40 percent compared to the total from 2023. From April 1, 2023 through September

Faces Of Nantucket: E.J. Harvey

Waverly Brannigan •

Years on-island: 42 Favorite things about Nantucket: The community, how it’s laid back and on the water, fishing, cooking, and gardening. Chef, restaurateur, and family man, Eugene “EJ” Harvey is a

"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

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

Current Sports

Five Sankaty Head Caddies Awarded Full College Scholarships

David Creed •

The Western Golf Association announced this week that five island caddies from Sankaty Head Golf Club have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a prestigious full housing and tuition grant offered to

Current Athlete Of The Month: Shea Dwyer

David Creed and Kit Noble •

Director of Photography: Kit Noble The 2023-2024 high school sports year has come and gone. The year came to an exciting end following the boys lacrosse team’s first state

Boys Lacrosse Wins First State Championship In Program History

David Creed •

For the first time in 13 years, a Nantucket sports team has won a state championship. The top-seeded Whalers beat the #3 seeded Sandwich Blue Knights 7-6 Saturday afternoon to win the MIAA Div. 4

Photos: Kydon Larrabee Wins Boys U14 USA Surfing Championship

David Creed •

Kydon Larrabee, a 13 year old seasonal island resident, won the U14 USA Surfing Championship in Oceanside, California earlier this week. The Current reached out to Larrabee on Thursday and

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