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Today's Nantucket

Hurricane Sandy: The ACK Report

Following days of nervous anticipation, the gigantic post-tropical storm has started stretching her arms in Nantucket’s direction, with gusts racing at 75-80 MPH and storm surges expected to reach eight feet on the Atlantic coast. Schools and government offices are closed for the day, and the steamships haven’t run since […]

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The Results Are In!

Visit us at to see the entries that received honorable mention! Also, it is officially time to start submitting pictures for the 2013 Photo Contest. Send us your very best photos of Nantucket for a chance to win cash AND be on the cover of the 2013-2014 Nantucket Directory!

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Where Does Nantucket Get Its Fresh Water?

Wherever you are on Nantucket, you know you can quickly reach water. And that’s one reason we all love Nantucket. We swim in it; we sail through it; we breathe in its salty scent, thick with the promise of life. But we cannot drink the seawater that surrounds us. (That […]

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Wild, Whiskered Islanders

Every day, thousands of healthy animals across the United States are put to death due to lack of homes, not to mention those in the wild that die of starvation, disease or the elements. Up until last year, Nantucket was not immune to this lethal devastation; and islander Carol Black […]

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Saving a Seal

Today, we got a call from an island visitor who was concerned about a seal on Madaket beach that had a noose-like length of rope stuck around its neck. Evidently the seal had been there since Tuesday, which meant it endured three days of hunger, distress, and a complete lack […]