Monthly Archives: March 2015

Nantucket mourns loss of Robin Harvey

Nantucket mourns loss of Robin Harvey

Nate Goss Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  In a tragic accident, School Committee member and SeaGrille restaurant co-owner Robin Harvey, 58, died on Sunday, February 1 after being hit by a car while running on Milestone Road. Harvey, a beloved community…

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New school building price tag set at $44.8M

Maggie Toole Assistant Editor (February 19, 2015)  Preliminary plans for a new Nantucket elementary school building have been released, and the project is estimated to cost just under $45 million. Funding for the 71,915-square-foot building will be voted on at…

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Heroin reaches Nantucket

Mia Silverio Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  Five possible heroin overdoses in less than one month were reported on Nantucket in mid-December and January. This has convinced many of the island’s policy-makers, community members, and law enforcement personnel that Massachusetts’ heroin…

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Why are NHS students self-segregating during lunch?

Mia Silverio Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  Walk into the Nantucket High School cafeteria any day of the week and you will see, among the throngs of students waiting in line for their lunch, tables of kids defined by their ethnicity.…

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Of course the Charlie Hebdo killers are terrorists

Nate Goss Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  The satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has become the focus of an argument following the January 7 shooting, which killed 12 people and injured 11 more. The shooters, Chérif Kouachi and Saïd Kouachi, targeted…

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The pursuit of perfection may not be a joyful one

Sophie Davies Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  Across the United States, there is a growing trend; certificates of excellence, ribbons, and trophies for fifth place have become commonplace. Time and again, we hear coaches, teachers, parents, and other adults and friends…

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Make the mundane seem meaningful, somehow

Mia Silverio Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  To study for midterms this year, I did what I have always done. I took a big notebook and split it up into all my subjects. In each section, I made a study guide…

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Public schools budget tops $25 million for FY 2016

Maggie Toole Assistant Editor (February 19, 2015)  At the start of each fiscal year, the Nantucket School Committee and administrators from each school gather to discuss and finalize the budget for the upcoming year. The projected budget for fiscal year…

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Cape Wind project deemed “dead in the water”

Cape Wind project deemed “dead in the water”

Callaghan Bartlett Sports Editor (February 19, 2015)  Development of the wind farm project in Nantucket Sound has been halted by the termination of buying contracts by two major energy companies, National Grid and Nstar. Most recently, the developers of this…

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Field of candidates for Golf Club Scholarship down to 19

Maggie Toole Assistant Editor (February 19, 2015)  The Nantucket Golf Club Foundation’s (NCGF) Nantucket Scholar program awards two Nantucket seniors on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and character, with full tuition to the college of their choice. Completed applications were…

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