News Flash

Posted on: August 12, 2022

Town of Nantucket Summer Newsletter


Inside of this issue: summer projects, activities, and forums. Plus, November 8 Special Town Election, Annual Town Meeting 2023, Town of Nantucket new website, Real Estate, Coastal Resilience, Energy Office news, and more. We hope you enjoy it!

Summer in Town Newsletter New & Noteworthy
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Boston Pops 2022


Boston Pops on Nantucket is Saturday August 13th. Please be aware of any no parking signs or yellow parking tape prohibiting parking in restricted areas. All those in violation of any parking restrictions are subject to tow.

New & Noteworthy
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Short Term Rental Work Group Applications

Applications are now available for the Short Term Rental Work Group.


Applications are being accepted by the Select Board to fill vacancies on the following work group:

  • Short-Term Rental Work Group – three (3) at-large seats and one (1) alternate seat

Interested individuals may obtain a “Committee...

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New & Noteworthy
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Brant Point Area Experiencing Strong Odor due to Seaweed Decomposition


The odor being experienced at Brant Point, Cliff Road, North Liberty and surrounding areas is caused by seaweed that is decomposing along the beach on the harbor side of Jetties.

North and NE winds are causing this odor to extend inland. 

In response to the multiple calls the Sewer Department has received this morning - this is NOT a sewer issue. The Sewer Department, Fire Department Harbor Master Office, and Natural Resou...

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New & Noteworthy
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Smith's Point - Now Open to Oversand Vehicle Traffic


Smith's Point is now open to oversand vehicle traffic due to the fledging of protected shorebird species.

A Town beach driving sticker is required to drive on Smith's Point and all dogs must be leashed. Tire pressure should be reduce to between 12 and 15 psi. Beach conditions change daily so please be vigilant while visiting.

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Smith's Point Webpage New & Noteworthy
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Shark Sightings & Beach Closures


Only sightings from reliable sources (Lifeguards, ATV operators, Nantucket Police, Nantucket Fire or sources deemed reliable by Marine Division Supervisors) will be considered verified and confirmed.

Occasionally, sharks are observed from the shoreline of Nantucket beaches. It can be difficult to determine the species of the shark. Often times basking sun fish are observed and thought to be a shark by persons on the beach.  However, a shark&a...

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Shark Sightings & Beach Closures New & Noteworthy
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Town of Nantucket launches New CivicPlus® Website

The Town of Nantucket is pleased to announce the launch of a new, mobile-responsive, highly-functional civic website.

The new CivicPlus content management system will allow the Town to accomplish greater transparency of documents and data, increase resident engagement by offering more dynamic content and more timely news, and improve administrative efficiencies by implem...

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Town launches New Website Press Release (PDF) New & Noteworthy
Posted on: August 2, 2022

MA Dept. of Energy Resources (DOER) Seeks Feedback on Proposed Stretch Energy Code Changes

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The Massachusetts DOER is seeking public comments on the Stretch Energy Code and Specialized Stretch Code Draft Regulation, released on June 24, 2022, to inform the final code language. Written comments will be accepted until 5 PM on August 12th, 2022.

Please submit written comments on the regulations electronically to with the words BUILDING CODE COMMENTS in the subject line.  

Alternatively, DOER will hold a virtual public hearing on August 8, 2022 to receive verbal feedba...

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New & Noteworthy
Posted on: July 26, 2022

"Solidarity" - New Sculpture Installation at Sparks Avenue Roundabout

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The Sparks Avenue Roundabout welcomes a new installation by Nantucket sculptor, Billy Sherry. “Solidarity” is a steel sculpture measuring 9 feet tall.

“The colors represent the Ukrainian people who are suffering so terribly. The image of the two curved pieces intertwined  represents the solidarity between the Ukrainian people and all freedom loving people in the world. All of us shoul...

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"Solidarity" - New Sculpture Installation at New & Noteworthy
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Housing Bank - Funding for Homeownership Opportunities

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It’s go time. The opportunity for a transfer fee for housing is before us. This funding stream is critical to addressing the housing crisis for year-rounders and particularly to providing homeownership opportunities at a wide range of household incomes.

On Wednesday, July 20th, Sen. Julian Cyr introduced an amendment to the omnibus Economic Development bill at the State House. The amendment is our Home Rule Petition for a housing bank which we have been fighting for since 2016. Time is of the essence and...

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Affordable Housing Nantucket New & Noteworthy