Apr 27, 2022 - This video is a message about the current realities facing Town Government and the impact these are having on services we provide. It is a broad overview of the state of the Town identifying the challenges we are facing and some of the initiatives we are putting into place to try to address them. We know that we will have to work especially hard this summer to maintain a satisfactory level of service to citizens. We are also presenting suggestions for ways for the public to become involved and help us address these realities. www.nantucket-ma.gov
Jason Graziadei • Apr 20, 2022
Cape Air has announced that it intends to purchase 75 all-electric planes that will eventually replace the Cessna 402s that transport commuters and other travelers to Nantucket. The Alice commuter aircraft, built by the Arlington, Washington-based company Eviation, is designed for nine passengers and two crew members. The company says it will fly 440 nautical miles on a single charge, with a maximum cruising speed of 250 knots, or 287 mph. READ MORE
By Joshua Balling
(April 19, 2022) Three Steamship Authority freight boats have just three to five years of useful life remaining, with the car ferry Nantucket not far behind, according to a marine-survey report reviewed by the boat line board Tuesday. The Katama, Gay Head and Sankaty freight boats are just over 40 years old, and the Nantucket is 48 years old. READ MORE
By Brian Bushard
(April 14, 2022) The two conservation organizations that own the vast majority of Coatue and Coskata are looking to protect the low-lying barrier beach from erosion, following a report from the Woods Hole Group predicting it will be almost entirely decimated by 2070. Read More
(April 11, 2022) The two conservation organizations that own the vast majority of Coatue and Coskata are looking to take action to protect the low-lying barrier beach from erosion, following a report from the Woods Hole Group predicting it will be almost entirely decimated by 2070.
The concern is that losing Coatue could mean opening Nantucket Harbor to the ocean, potentially increasing erosion along its southern shoreline, and jeopardizing the marine habitat that relies on it.
“If we didn’t have Coatue there, our north shore... Read more
(March 31, 2022) The future of Nantucket's bay scallop fishery may lie in a massive seed bed in Madaket, which town shellfish biologist Tara Riley hopes to spread around the island’s harbors in order to preserve the industry, following another lackluster scalloping season.
The 2021-2022 season ended with a whimper on Thursday. Scallopers took in 3,200 bushels from the start of the season, in November, less than half the 7,800 bushels taken last year and the 7,000 bushels taken the year before. READ MORE
(March 15, 2022) Dean Geddes, Inquirer and Mirror
The Land Bank announced two new acquisitions today: the waterfront property at 70 Washington St. for $4.8 million, and a 2.25-acre parcel of land at 68 Nobadeer Ave. for $2.8 million.
The purchase on Washington Street marks the second on the street in the last 10 days, after the Land Bank announced it had acquired 71 Washington St. March 5.
The Washington Street corridor, known to flood significantly during storms, is a focus of the Land Bank in terms of both waterfront access, and opportunities for costal resilience initiatives. Read more.
The Town of Nantucket is in the process of updating its 2009 Master Plan, as required by Massachusetts State Law.
The Master Plan, in its simplest terms, is a vital long-term roadmap that serves to guide the overall character, physical form, growth, and development of Nantucket. With a planning horizon of 20 years, the Master Plan reflects an overall vision for the future of Nantucket based on a comprehensive planning process that involves taking a long-term view of issues and opportunities facing the island, evaluating alternative directions and approaches, and recommending strategies to make Nantucket and even better place in the future.
Key to this process is neighborhood-level Area Plans to be developed by communities around the island, including Monomoy. Under the auspices of the Monomoy Civic Association (MCA), a Monomoy Area Plan Working Group was created to work with the Town to develop Monomoy’s first-ever Area Plan as a key input to the Town Master Plan.
Preparation of the Monomoy Area Plan is being participatory and inclusive, structured to ensure all stakeholder voices are heard and to develop a consensus among residents about the future of the Monomoy. Community engagement will involve formulating and distributing a detailed survey to gather input from residents, augmented by a series of listening sessions and workshop meetings where issues and strategies were discussed.
Guided by direct input from the community, the Monomoy Area Plan identifies and promotes a common vision for the future of Monomoy. Designed to offer a compelling and actionable vision for Monomoy over the next decade, it aims to be relevant for the next 20 years and beyond. This document is crafted as a dynamic and informational guide that reflects integral components of the Monomoy community fabric. It also serves as a tool for the Town and community leaders to strengthen and preserve the Island's culture, image, character, and unique sense of place.
We urge you to complete the online survey promptly and participate in whatever listening sessions you possibly can.
Todays ‘Current’ article regarding the extreme issues that members will face with vehicle ferry availability mid May through mid October.
This will be an issue for many home owners that were not able to take advantage of the Headstart program. Better they know now than in a few months time.
For the past year, the Island of Nantucket has participated in the creation of a plan that addresses impending damage from climate change, including coastal erosion, coastal flooding, and sea-level rise. This coastal resilience plan is being created under the leadership of Vincent Murphy, Costal Resilience Coordinator for the town of Nantucket.
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