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Nantucket Headlines

Headlines from local publications, and links to the full story. Sources: Inquirer and Mirror, PlumTV, Yesterday’s Island, Cape Cod Times, and other pertinent sources.


ISLAND LIFE

  • Mid-island market plan gaining momentum | Inquirer and Mirror
  • The Cobbletones singers shut down by cops | Inquirer and Mirror
  • The Nantucket Garden Festival | Plum TV
    Amy Pallenberg on the third annual Nantucket Garden Festival which benefits the Lighthouse School.

  • Triathlon time-change causes concerns | Inquirer and Mirror

    PEOPLE

  • Methodist Church welcomes new minister on Centre Street | Inquirer and Mirror

    OPINION

  • Goodman’s Gam | Inquirer and Mirror
    Screaming children, herbicides, whale tail, Pearl aquarium, races.


    ARTS

  • On Point: Atheneum brings best of ballet to island | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Funny ladies kick off Comedy Festival | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Nantucket Comedy Festival | Yesterday’s Island
  • Design and Art at the NHA | Yesterday’s Island
  • Peter Pan | Yesterday’s Island
  • The Nantucket Dance Festival | Plum TV
    Nantucket Atheneum’s Director Molly Anderson on this year’s Nantucket Dance Festival.

  • Comedians Anne Meara & Jerry Stiller | Plum TV
    On their latest projects and their plans for their summer on Nantucket.

  • My Hamlet: Actor Mike O’Malley | Plum TV
    His favorite places on the island
  • Classical music alive and well on Nantucket | Inquirer and Mirror

    BUSINESS & ECONOMY

  • Serenella | Yesterday’s Island
  • Officials eye pumping up gas tax | Boston Herald

    CUISINE

  • Chinese food returns to island | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Rose & Crown | Yesterday’s Island
  • Lighter Fare | Yesterday’s Island

    OCEAN AND ENVIRONMENT

  • Authorities seek suspect who tried to cut off whale’s tail | Inquirer and Mirror
  • On The Waterfront: Trouble for island’s marine life | Inquirer and Mirror
  • The Short, Sad Life of a Humpback Whale Calf | Yesterday’s Island
  • Comeback of Gray Seals a problem for some | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Ship’s remains give peek at past | Boston Globe
  • State awards electric vehicle charging stations to 25 cities and towns (including Nantucket) across the Commonwealth | Cape Cod Today
  • Scott Brown seeks to hike fines for killing seals | Cape Cod Times
  • At epic wreck of the Andrea Doris, another victim | Boston Globe

    POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

  • Records reveal questionable bidding practices at airport
    | Inquirer and Mirror

  • Airport Commission chairman issues statement on I&M story, airport bidding | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Unpaid airport bills could force Special Town Meeting in fall | Inquirer and Mirror
  • News With Nantucket’s Town Administrator | Plum TV
    Guest host Natalie Jacobson talks to Nantucket’s Town Administrator Libby Gibson about the latest news on the island, including the controversy surrounding the upcoming triathlon and the current condition of the roads out by Surfside.


    HISTORY

  • Shipwreck in 1886 | Yesterday’s Island

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  • Nantucket Headlines 5.20.11

    Headlines from local publications, and links to the full story. Sources: Inquirer and Mirror, PlumTV, Yesterday’s Island, Cape Cod Times, and other pertinent sources.


    ISLAND LIFE

  • Plum Daily Nantucket: May 13, 2011 | Plum TV
    President and Founder of the Nantucket Food & Wine Festival Dennis Toner; the art of cheese and how to best pair it with wine; artist Louis Guarnaccia shares his oil paintings and his love of the island; Dennis Metcalfe, the owner of Nantucket Moorings.

  • Observations on Nantucket by Robert Barsanti | Yesterday’s Island

    PEOPLE

  • Phil Read, Jackie Seidel named senior citizens of the year | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Frank Avellino ordered to repay island Madoff victims in civil trial | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Islander Marjan Shirzad recounts Arctic expedition | Inquirer and Mirror

    ARTS

  • AAN permanent collection showcased in new exhibition “On Location” | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Stephen Pitliuk | Plum TV
  • A Pairing of Exhibits at the Artists Association | Yesterday’s Island
  • Fine Art of Wine: Greg Hill | Yesterday’s Island
  • Nantucket Film Festival Teen View Program | Yesterday’s Island

    CUISINE

  • Brant Point Grill | Yesterday’s Island

    ENVIRONMENT

  • Give and take on Nantucket’s west end | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Scallop study will attempt to decipher drastic fluctuations | Inquirer and Mirror
  • New Hampshire sewage disks wash ashore on Nantucket | Inquirer and Mirror

    POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

  • Selectmen approve plan to move Cliff Road bike path utility poles | Inquirer and Mirror
  • State Senator Dan Wolf appointed to Ocean Advisory Committee | Cape Cod Today

    HISTORY

  • Yesterday’s Architecture | Yesterday’s Island

    IN MEMORIAM

  • Nantucket attorney, former moderator Wayne Holmes, gone at 78 | Inquirer and Mirror

  • Headlines 5.13.11

    Headlines from local publications, and links to the full story. Sources: Inquirer and Mirror, PlumTV, Yesterday’s Island, Cape Cod Times, and other pertinent sources.


    ISLAND LIFE

  • Old Sconset water tower coming down soon | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Theater construction-extension request continued to May 23 | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Daffodil Festival 2011 | Plum TV
  • Bill would allow beer, wine at supermarkets | Sentinel and Enterprise

    PEOPLE

  • Civil trial of Madoff associate Frank Avellino underway | Inquirer and Mirror

    ARTS

  • Karttunen’s culinary memoir | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Artists Association: A Pairing of Exhibits | Yesterday’s Island
  • Greg Hill: Fine Art of Wine | Yesterday’s Island

    BUSINESS & ECONOMY

  • Cape Cod Five opening downtown branch | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Island business picking up with Wine Festival around the corner | Inquirer and Mirror

    CUISINE

  • Fusaro’s Homemade Italian opens to packed dining rooms | Inquirer and Mirror

  • Brant Point Grill | Yesterday’s Island

    ENVIRONMENT

  • Right whales spotted in nearby waters | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Tennessee Warbler arrives in Madaket | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Fed funding in doubt, may be gone with Cape Wind | Boston Herald
  • The deer-Lyme disconnect | Boston.com

    POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

  • Land Bank members split over need for fancy Miacomet Golf clubhouse | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Financial management the top priority for selectmen | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Dreamland lacks votes to get extension on building | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Special election for overrides set for June 14 | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Senator Scott Brown requests duty in Afghanistan | Boston Globe

    HISTORY

  • Nantucket Architecture | Yesterday’s Island

  • Nantucket News of Summer



    Carly Simon and Katie Couric at the Pops

    Carly Simon will perform at this year’s Boston Pops, and Katie Couric will again guest host, scheduled this year for Saturday, August 13.

    It’s the 15th Annual Pops on Nantucket concert to benefit the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, this year celebrating its 100th birthday.



    Nantucket Beaches in top ten best in world

    National Geographic’s book “The 10 Best of Everything” lists Nantucket beaches among the top ten in the world. Sharing the honor are: The Seychelles, Maldives, Bora Bora, The Hamptons, Lanikai Beach in Hawaii, Fraser Island in Australia, St. Bart’s, Langkawi in Malaysia, and Kauna’oa Bay in Hawaii.

    “The most popular beaches on this island in the North Atlantic are Surfside and Children’s. The waters here are relatively calm, and there’s plenty of sand to use for sunbathing or castle-building. Madaket Beach is known for its rougher surf and not-to-be-missed sunsets. Quidnet Beach provides great views of Sankaty Head lighthouse.”


    4th of July Fireworks Are On


    Fireworks Fund exceeds goal – There will be fireworks this 4th of July

    The Town of Nantucket, Nantucket Visitor Services and the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce announced that their goal to raise $50,000 to fund this year’s 4th of July fireworks has been met and exceeded. The annual fireworks show will take place on Monday, July 4, 2011 at Jetties Beach, with a rain date of Tuesday, July 5.

    This annual patriotic event, enjoyed by visitors and residents alike, is essential to Nantucket’s tourism economy. Realizing that time was short and seed money non-existent, Gene Mahon designed and proposed a zero cost fundraising plan when he heard from the Town Administrator that there was no money in the budget to fund the fireworks this year. Mahon is the Chairman of the Visitor Services Advisory Committee and serves on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce. He received approval for this proposal from the Nantucket Board of Selectman in November, 2010, after he announced that he had already secured an anonymous $10,000 donation.

    The fundraising plan was a joint effort of Gene Mahon, Kate Hamilton Pardee, Director of Nantucket Visitor Services, and PJ Martin Smith, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. The campaign was an internet-based island-wide viral campaign integrating e-mail, Facebook and Twitter, combined with advertising and articles generously provided by the Inquirer and Mirror. The Chamber collected the donations, and will gift the proceeds to the Town.

    Lawrel Strauch of the Chamber of Commerce sent out an appeal letter, written with the help of Bill Ferrall, to all Chamber members asking for their donations. The Chamber then sent out a second appeal a week later to the same businesses asking that they forward the letter to their customer and friend list. The Chamber also posted the appeal on Facebook and Twitter. The Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror sponsored several ads and wrote articles both reinforcing and supporting the appeal. In late January, the Mahon About Town Newsletter sent an appeal to its subscribers and to all island non-profits, again asking that the letter be forwarded by e-mail to their friends, clients, and customers.

    The final result was that more than 50 people and businesses donated or gifted $79,000 to this Firework’s project. In combination with Visitor Services t-shirt sales, more than $86,000 has been raised – enough to fund this year’s fireworks and most of next year’s event.

    Gene Mahon, Kate Hamilton Pardee and PJ Martin Smith thank all who donated to the fireworks fund. Contributors will be formally and publicly thanked at a later date through an ad in the Inquirer and Mirror after the 4th.

    Nantucket News Headlines 3.1.11

    Headlines from local publications, and links to the full story. Sources: Inquirer and Mirror, PlumTV, Yesterday’s Island, Cape Cod Times, NAREB, and others.


    ISLAND LIFE

  • Nantucket Cottage Hospital kitchen remains closed | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Hy-Line dead in the water” en route to Nantucket | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Huge turnout for NPD open house | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Police Station: Old Vs. New
    | Plum TV

  • Perelman makes first arrest as sheriff | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Nantucket Community Sailing recognized as “Outstanding” | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Food Pantry breaking records; Still not serving all in need | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Plum Daily Nantucket: March 5, 2011 | Plum TV
    Community School Chess Club; conclusion of the interview with Police Chief Pittman; the art of Christine Sanford.


    PEOPLE

  • Plum TV’s Tom Scott wins Film Independent Spirit Award | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Margot Hartmann, CEO & President Of Nantucket Cottage Hospital | Plum TV
  • Whiteford earns $200 scholarship at Distinguished Young Women program | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Islander tapped to help British Olympic boxers | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Island antiques dealer jailed for illegally importing sperm whale teeth | Inquirer and Mirror

    ARTS

  • Students making beautiful music off-island | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Artist Profile: Christine Sanford | Plum TV

    ENVIRONMENT

  • Phragmites-removal project underway at Consue | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Big Mass. Utility Signs Deals, Bypasses Cape Wind | ABC News
    If Cape Wind doesn’t sell the rest of its power within the next several months, it may be forced to move ahead with a project smaller than the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt wind farm planned in Nantucket Sound

  • SHAB urges Madaket scalloping closure | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Cape Wind airs emergency plans | Cape Cod Times
  • Cape Delegation members sponsor vegetation management legislation | Cape Cod Today

    POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

  • Compromise close on warrant article to change sewer funding | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Plan for wind turbines in Madaket goes to Town Meeting | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Nantucket sheriff vehicle discovered on Vineyard | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Plan to regulate pools in town deemed not ready for ATM | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Selectmen may not seek funds for Monomoy sewers, Madaket wind turbines | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Airport receives $850K federal grant | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Wednesday Wrap-Up: Selectmen recommend funding plan for Monomoy sewer lines | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Funding plan proposed for Monomoy sewer lines | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Joe Kennedy won’t challenge Scott Brown | Boston Herald

    HISTORY

  • The Inquirer and Mirror is everywhere: Shuttle Discovery launch | Inquirer and Mirror

    IN MEMORIAM

  • Longtime DPW director Jeff Willett dies at 61 | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Remembering Jeff Willett | Inquirer and Mirror
  • Lee Bierly; designer blended function, style | Boston Globe

  • Nantucket Headlines

    Headlines from local publications, and links to the full story. Sources: Inquirer and Mirror, PlumTV, Yesterday’s Island, Cape Cod Times, NAREB, and others.


    ISLAND LIFE


    PEOPLE


    ARTS

    • The Postmistress | Plum TV
      Author Sarah Blake tells Plum about her inspiration behind writing this year’s One Book One Island selection, “The Postmistress.”


    CUISINE


    ENVIRONMENT


    POLITICS & GOVERNMENT


    HISTORY


    Nantucket Headlines 2.18.11

    Headlines from local publications, and links to the full story. Sources: Inquirer and Mirror, PlumTV, Yesterday’s Island, Cape Cod Times, NAREB, and others.


    ISLAND LIFE
    Fourth of July fireworks saved by fundraising efforts (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Plum Daily Nantucket: February 19, 2011 (Plum)
    Tour of the new Nantucket Police Station; author of “The Postmistress,” Sarah Blake, Nantucket Historical Association’s Second Annual History Quiz Bowl.

    Plum Daily Nantucket: February 12, 2011 (Plum TV)
    Interview with the Nantucket Community School, a look back at some of our favorite Winter moments.

    Vineyard Nursing Association will take over home health (Inquirer and Mirror)


    PEOPLE

    Civic League team wins ninth annual Spelling Bee (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Island attorney Rhoda Weinman’s dachshund shines at Westminster show (Inquirer and Mirror)

    21 students inducted into National Honor Society (Inquirer and Mirror)


    ARTS

    Theatre Workshop opens season with “I Hate Hamlet” (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Library ramps up cultural programs (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Kit Noble, Director of Nantucket By Nature (Plum)

    Artist Profile: Barbara Toole (Plum)


    MEDIA, BUSINESS & ECONOMY

    National Grid files subdivision plan for waterfront (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Developer files plan for Sparks Ave. property (Inquirer and Mirror)

    TD Bank, eager to unload Point Breeze, gets some help (Inquirer and Mirror)

    I&M wins 29 awards from press association (Inquirer and Mirror)


    ENVIRONMENT

    Concerns raised about wind-farm leasing plan (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Cape Wind foes file another appeal (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Sen. John Kerry urges feds to OK loans for Cape Wind project (Boston Herald)

    Brown’s call for added Cape Wind review called “delaying tactic” (Boston Herald)

    Fishermen object to offshore wind turbines (Cape Cod Times)

    Laux: Ecuador fine place to spend the winter (Cape Cod Times)


    POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

    Election field set (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Dunton drops out of BOS race; Papers due Friday (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Airport bonuses come under scrutiny (Inquirer and Mirror)

    AG clears selectmen in Open Meeting Law complaint (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Tradesmen worried consolidation plan could delay inspections (Inquirer and Mirror)


    HISTORY
    Wreck of a Nantucket whaleship identified in Pacific (Inquirer and Mirror)


    Nantucket Headlines 2.5.11

    Headlines from local publications, and links to the full story. Sources: Inquirer and Mirror, PlumTV, Yesterday’s Island, Cape Cod Times, NAREB, and others.


    ISLAND LIFE
    House-move from Brant Point nears completion (Inquirer and Mirror)


    CUISINE
    New restaurant to open in Jared Coffin House (Inquirer and Mirror)


    ENVIRONMENT

    Deadly frog virus detected on Nantucket (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Quentin the Quahog: Six more weeks of winter (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Vern Laux: Harsh winter takes heavy avian toll (Cape Cod Times)


    POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

    Keating, Wolf and Madden meet with islanders (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Amid controversy, board adopts Town Meeting warrant (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Town government consolidation plan draws concerns from tradesmen (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Police unveil two new community programs (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Read the 2011 Town Meeting warrant (Inquirer and Mirror)


    Nantucket Headlines 1.21.11

    Headlines from local publications, and links to the full story. Sources: Inquirer and Mirror, PlumTV, Yesterday’s Island, Cape Cod Times, NAREB, and others.


    ISLAND LIFE

    Painter arrested for drug trafficking in multi-agency operation (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Social Security visits will be missed (Inquirer and Mirror)


    PEOPLE

    Barge worker Bruce Beebe rescued from harbor after accident (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Summer resident Schmidt out as Google CEO (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Schmidt to step down as Google CEO

    Service-minded middle schooler Kezia Duarte finds she’s not alone (Inquirer and Mirror)


    ARTS
    “Hotel Paradiso” opens on NHS stage (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Artists Association to hold printmaking demonstration (Inquirer and Mirror)


    BUSINESS & ECONOMY
    Real estate rallies in 2010 (Inquirer and Mirror)

    2011 Travel and Lodging brochures available (Inquirer and Mirror)


    RESTAURANTS
    Cambridge Street Victuals closes its doors after 16 years (Inquirer and Mirror)


    ENVIRONMENT
    Cape Wind could begin construction this year

    President Obama Signs Shark Conservation Act (SeaWeb)

    Ocean Acidification May Affect Ocean Nitrogen Cycle (SeaWeb)

    Barnstable County seeks to curb large wind turbines (Cape Cod Online)


    POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

    After two terms as selectman, Chadwick will bow out (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Selectmen review future renewable energy projects; adopt town administration’s budget recommendations (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Incumbents Dr. Timothy Lepore and Robin Harvey seek reelection to School Committee (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Permitting issues thwart affordable house donation (Inquirer and Mirror)

    Scott Brown: Wind plan weak; Doesn’t make sense to pay way more for power (Boston Herald)