President Joe Biden and his family are expected to arrive on Nantucket Tuesday evening aboard Air Force One, renewing their tradition of spending the Thanksgiving holiday on the island, which they've been doing for more than 40 years.
The presidential security entourage has been building on the island over the weekend - with multiple C-17 Globemasters and other aircraft delivering vehicles, equipment and supplies to Nantucket Memorial Airport.
The Bidens will once again be staying at the compound of private equity billionaire David Rubenstein on Nantucket Harbor during their stay. Other than a planned call to U.S. military service members on Thanksgiving, there's nothing on President's Biden's public schedule during his trip to the island. But Biden is expected to visit the downtown area on Friday before attending the annual tree lighting ceremony on Main Street that begins at 4 p.m.
Nantucket Police Lt. Angus MacVicar told the Current he anticipates there won’t be any changes from President Biden’s visit to the island last year.
Island hotels will be filled with Secret Service agents, government personnel, Massachusetts State Police Troopers, and off-island media.
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