• nantucket Sep 15

    New Voluntary Slow Zone Off Nantucket to Protect Whales

    Federal officials are implementing a new slow zone off Massachusetts to try to protect a rare species of whale. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration created the slow zone south of Nantucket on Sept. 11. It’s designed to protect North Atlantic right whales and will be in effect until Sept. 26. The whales number only about 360 and they are…

  • coronavirus Sep 1

    Provincetown Drops Mask Mandate

    Provincetown, the popular tourist destination on the tip of Cape Cod, has downgraded its mask mandate to an advisory over a month after a major outbreak of COVID. The indoor mask mandate was instituted on July 25 after a unanimous vote by the Board of Selectmen and Health Board in order to quickly address growing health concerns over the Cape…

  • right whales Aug 26

    Concern About Endangered Whales Cited in Lawsuit Over Nantucket Wind Farm

    The construction of dozens of wind turbines off the coast of Nantucket threatens the survival of a dwindling number of endangered Northern Atlantic right whales that inhabit the waters, a group of residents on the affluent resort island in Massachusetts argue in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. ACK Residents Against Turbines said Vineyard Wind’s proposed project of some 60 turbines…

  • Massachusetts Aug 20

    Massachusetts Has 3 of the Best Beaches in the US, Conde Nast Says

    Massachusetts is home to three of the best beaches in America, according to Conde Nast Traveler’s recent list of the 19 top seaside locales in the country.  Coast Guard Beach in Cape Cod made it onto the list for its views of the Nauset Spit, and the quaint Coast Guard station, a photo of which is, “practically Instagram-required” for visitors,…

  • Massachusetts Aug 20

    5 Shark Sightings in One Day Prompt Nantucket Beach Closures

    All eyes will be on the waters off Nantucket, Massachusetts, for the rest of this week, after there were five shark sightings in one day. The harbormaster was forced to close all south-facing beaches to swimming and fishing on Wednesday. A day earlier, the harbormaster had posted a picture of a shark fin sighting at Little Neck Madaket Harbor, asking…

  • Coast Guard Aug 16

    Coast Guard Searching for Man Overboard in Nantucket

    The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday it is searching for a man who went overboard southeast of Nantucket. The Coast Guard in a tweet said the man was on the fishing vessel Blue Wave out of New Bedford. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard late Sunday night when the 36-year-old man failed to report for his night watch and...

  • luxury hotel Aug 15

    Luxe Life: Faraway Nantucket

    Luxe Life with Derek Z gets an exclusive tour of Faraway Nantucket by Brad Guidi of Blue Flag Partners.

  • mask mandate Aug 5

    Nantucket Issues Indoor Mask Mandate Amid High COVID Transmission

    Nantucket implemented a mask mandate for people in indoor public places on Thursday, while recommending that everyone who isn’t vaccinated against COVID-19 wear masks in outdoor public places as well. The emergency order comes as the CDC finds a high level of COVID transmission on the fashionable Massachusetts island, which means it recommends that everyone wear masks in indoor...

  • coronavirus Jul 30

    Provincetown COVID Cluster Now Approaching 900 Cases

    Nearly 50 new cases associated with the growing Provincetown COVID-19 cluster were reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 882. The cluster jumped Thursday after almost 100 new cases were reported Wednesday, bringing the total number to 833. The previous report released over the weekend had attributed 430 cases to the outbreak. Town Manager Alex Morse…

  • coronavirus Jul 28

    Provincetown COVID Cluster Reaches 833 Cases

    Nearly 100 new cases associated with the growing Provincetown COVID-19 cluster were reported in a day’s time, bringing the total number to 833. The cluster jumped Wednesday after another 300 cases were reported Tuesday, bringing the total number to 765. The previous report released over the weekend had attributed 430 cases with the outbreak. The majority of cases have so…

  • coronavirus Jul 27

    765 Cases Now Associated With Provincetown COVID Cluster

    Another 300 cases are now associated with the growing Provincetown COVID-19 cluster, bringing the total number of cases to 765. The previous report released over the weekend had attributed 430 cases with the outbreak. The Provincetown Board of Selectmen and Health Board voted unanimously Sunday to turn a week-old indoor mask advisory into a requirement. The mandate went into effect…

  • coronavirus Jul 26

    What to Know About the Provincetown Indoor Mask Mandate

    Provincetown health officials voted unanimously Sunday to implement an indoor mask mandate amid an outbreak of breakthrough coronavirus cases linked to the popular tourist town. The mandate comes as the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said that recommending masks for vaccinated people is “under active consideration’’ by the government’s leading public health officials. The Provincetown Board...

  • coronavirus Jul 26

    Provincetown Implements Indoor Mask Mandate Amid COVID Outbreak

    Amid the massive number of coronavirus cases connected to Provincetown, Massachusetts, health officials have voted unanimously to establish an indoor mask mandate in the popular tourist town. The Board of Selectmen and Health Board voted during a virtual emergency meeting Sunday. Provincetown leaders moved quickly to address growing health concerns, turning a week-old indoor mask advisory into a requirement. The…

  • coronavirus Jul 26

    Provincetown Board of Health to Hold Emergency Meeting Amid COVID Outbreak

    Health officials in Provincetown, Massachusetts are scheduled to hold an emergency meeting on Sunday amid the massive number of coronavirus cases connected to the popular tourist town.

  • coronavirus Jul 25

    Nearly 200 More COVID Cases Reported in Provincetown Outbreak

    More than 430 coronavirus cases have been confirmed as connected to a COVID outbreak in Provincetown, the popular tourist town on the tip of Cape Cod.

  • coronavirus Jul 22

    Cape Communities Bring Back Mask Advisories

    Nantucket joined Provincetown in advising people to start wearing masks indoors as more than 250 coronavirus cases have been linked to a COVID outbreak in the popular tourist town on the tip of Cape Cod.

  • coronavirus Jul 22

    Provincetown COVID Outbreak Up to 256 Cases, Nantucket Issues Mask Advisory

    More than 250 coronavirus cases have been confirmed as connected to a COVID outbreak in Provincetown, the popular tourist town on the tip of Cape Cod. Many of the cases are from elsewhere in Massachusetts or out of state, authorities said Wednesday. Also Wednesday, Nantucket joined Provincetown in advising people on the island to start wearing masks indoors and when…

  • nantucket Jul 17

    Nantucket-Bound Fast Ferry Collides With Fishing Boat

    A Coast Guard investigation is underway after a fast ferry headed to Nantucket collided with a sport-fishing boat and then a sailboat Friday night. The fast ferry Grey Lady IV was rounding Brant Point in Nantucket Harbor around 9 p.m. when it apparently collided with the sport-fishing boat Razor Bill. The ferry then hit an unoccupied sailboat in the mooring field after...

  • Cyber Attacks Jun 23

    Mass. Steamship Authority Didn't Pay Ransom During Cyberattack

    The Steamship Authority of Massachusetts resumed its online booking of vehicle and ferry tickets Saturday, a week after its site was hit by a ransomware attack.

  • Weather Jun 15

    Tropical Storm Bill Strengthens Some, Far Off Atlantic Coast

    The second named storm of this year’s hurricane season, Tropical Storm Bill, has strengthened slightly far off the U.S. Eastern seaboard. But it’s not expected to last for long. Bill was expected to dissipate Wednesday as it moves over colder waters approaching the coast of Nova Scotia. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Bill became a tropical storm...

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