Stories

PARADISE IN POLPIS

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A historic estate becomes an island unto itself. Even before Henry and Savannah Helgeson began an ambitious renovation of their newly acquired summer retreat…

JUST HISTORY

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The Museum of African American History champions critical chapters in Nantucket’s history. Most know about the island’s Quaker founders, its whaling fame, its abolitionists…

BOATLOAD OF DEMAND

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How a serious boat shortage is rocking the industry. The pandemic has popularized a lot of new phrases. “Reimagined events.” “Virtual learning.” “Social distancing.”…

BUILDING BOOM

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Despite soaring lumber prices, Nantucket’s construction industry continues to surge. A little more than a year after the pandemic brought Nantucket’s construction industry to…

LEARNING CURVE

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The evolving face of Nantucket’s student body. Just over twenty years ago, the student body of Nantucket’s public schools was 95 percent white. This…

ON POINT

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Artist Carly Berlin draws her line in Nantucket’s sand. Watching artist Carly Berlin create her pen-and-ink drawings has a mesmerizing, almost intoxicating, effect. Even…