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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Protected Species: Beach Closure Update

The Town of Nantucket is required to manage protected species habitat in accordance with guidelines published by United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program.

With the warmer weather, plovers are back to Nantucket beaches. Follow these steps to protect plovers:

- Pedestrians are allowed up to the edge of the fencing. Please walk as close to the waterline as possible.- All kites including kites for kiteboarding m...

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Protected Species Beach Closure (PDF) New & Noteworthy
Posted on: June 1, 2020


The Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission (NP&EDC) will initiate a 21-day public review of the draft FFY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) beginning June 1, 2020 and concluding on June 22, 2020.

A public meeting to solicit comments will be held by the NP&EDC on July 20, 2020 at 6:00PM either remotely via Zoom and YouTube or in the Community Room of the Public Safety Facility at 4 Fairgrounds Road, Nantucket, MA. 

The UPWP describes th...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Town of Nantucket Back to Business Toolkit

Back to business toolkit

The Town of Nantucket is looking forward to the possibility of having businesses reopen in the coming days, in accordance with state guidance. We have developed this toolkit that compiles resources to help businesses get back on track.

Back to Business Toolkit New & Noteworthy
Posted on: April 29, 2020

COVID-19 testing criteria expanded at Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Infection Control experts have been collaborating with colleagues across our system to continually evaluate and update our COVID-19 testing criteria based on an assessment of clinical priorities and our testing capacity.

Please note the ambulatory testing criteria at our drive-through evaluation site at the main entrance of Nantucket Cottage Hospital have been expanded to include all patients with active COVID-19 symptoms. 

The criteria include at least one of the...

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Nantucket Cottage Hospital New & Noteworthy