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  • Scientists on Ocearch shark-tagging trip off Nantucket offer insights into research on great whites

    08/24/2019 6:50:32 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 30 replies
    Cape Cod Times ^ | Aug. 24, 2019 | Doug Fraser
    In February, the Ocearch team was denied a state permit to catch and tag great white sharks in state waters. In his letter denying the application, David Pierce, director of the state Division of Marine Fisheries, cited concerns with the team fishing for great whites in an area near public beaches. Without that permit, Ocearch, which has a federal research permit to catch, tag and collect biological samples from white sharks, was anchored outside state waters, 4˝ miles off Nantucket. At the same time the bait on seven lines of Ocearch buoys and hooks was going untouched, beaches along the...
  • Kevin Spacey accuser drops lawsuit against actor

    07/05/2019 1:07:07 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 33 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 7/5/2019 | MARK PRATT and PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON (AP) — A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor, his lawyer said Friday. Spacey still faces a criminal charge. He pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery in January. His accuser's lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, announced in an email that the suit filed June 26 in Nantucket Superior Court has been voluntarily dismissed. No reason was provided either by Garabedian or in the court filing. Garabedian said he would have no further comment. A telephone message was left at his office. According to...
  • Illegal immigrant working on fishing boat off Nantucket 'murders crewmate" and assaults 2 others

    09/25/2018 4:14:13 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/25/2018 | Keith Griffith
    A Mexican national who was living in the US illegally and free on bond in a prior domestic violence incident has been charged with murder in an attack on his fishing crew mates off Nantucket. Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, is charged with murder in the Sunday attack on board the Captain Billy Haver, which was trawling the waters about 55 miles off Massachusetts. Prosecutors say that the vessel had seven crew members on board, including Vazquez, when he charged at a shipmate wielding a hammer in one hand and a knife in the other. The victim said that he...
  • Hillary Was In Pain While Deplaning in Nantucket.

    08/23/2016 11:29:26 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 87 replies
    Personal Observations | 8/23/2016 | Fightin Kentuckian
    Does anyone have a link to a short video of Hillary deplaning in Nantucket. There are several things revealed in that video that no one is talking about. I saw it and was amazed that no one commented on it.
  • What’s Wrong With Her? Hillary Wears Heavy Coat & Black Pants to Nantucket Fundraiser… In August

    08/22/2016 1:26:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 175 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 21st, 2016 3:28 pm | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton has no campaign rallies scheduled for the foreseeable future. Her calendar only includes a few fundraisers. The mainstream media defended Hillary saying her strategy was “going small”. But there’s something going on. This weekend Hillary wandered out for a fundraiser in Nantucket. She wore black pants and a heavy (wool?) coat… In August… at an outdoor fundraiser. What’s going on? what a bizarre choice of clothing. Americans are supposed to trust her but she can’t even choose the right clothes to wear.
  • For $25m, you can own John Kerry’s Nantucket retreat

    06/09/2016 5:22:02 PM PDT · by BronzePencil · 33 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 9, 2016 | Annie Linskey
    WASHINGTON — The Nantucket compound that has served as a retreat for Secretary of State John Kerry for more than two decades has been quietly put up for sale, an unexpected signal that the island’s most prominent couple is stepping away from a beachfront place where they’ve had a long and storied history.
  • Slurpee waves! The moment semi-frozen breakers rolled ashore in New England amid record cold

    02/26/2015 4:27:43 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 38 replies ^ | 26 February 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Plummeting temperatures have broken hundreds of winter records across the country - making February one of the coldest months in history. But in New England, it has gotten so cold even the waves are starting to freeze. These incredible photos of so-called 'slurpee waves' were taken by surfer Jonathan Nimerfroh in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He took his camera out when he noticed the horizon looked strange - and then spotted the surf had turn slushy. The stunning images were taken as snow and icy rain continues to cause chaos across the country - with states of emergency being declared in the...
  • Greenpeace takes role in wind debate (Enviro-whackos vs. Limousine Liberals)

    09/23/2005 8:13:15 AM PDT · by DTogo · 11 replies · 795+ views
    Cape Cod Times (on-line) ^ | Sept. 23, 2005 | Kevin Dennehy
    Even for Greenpeace, a group known for turning high-seas drama into political statement, the foray into the Nantucket Sound wind farm debate has played like perfect theater. Take, for instance, the picture-postcard morning of Aug. 17, when a pair of Greenpeace motorboats surrounded a schooner crammed with wind farm opponents, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. It was a made-for-TV face-off that, indeed, was reported on the national news that night. But for Greenpeace, a $360 million organization that spends about $3.3 million each year on U.S. campaigns, ongoing efforts for the Cape Wind project transcend interrupting a Kennedy sail. Today,...
  • Teresa Heinz Kerry Hospitalized in Critical But Stable Condition (Flown to Mass General in Boston)

    07/07/2013 5:16:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/7/13 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Teresa Heinz Kerry was in critical but stable condition at a Boston hospital after being transferred there from a hospital in Nantucket, where she and husband Secretary of State John Kerry were vacationing. A family spokesman said that Heinz Kerry was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital from Nantucket Cottage Hospital, where she was taken by ambulance earlier today.
  • Secretary of State John Kerry enjoys quiet time on his yacht [Title shortened]

    07/04/2013 3:12:44 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies ^ | July 3, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    And why not? After all, it’s a very quiet and peaceful day on the international front. Just be grateful Kerry didn’t show off an expensive water toy, such as a jet ski.
  • October 31, 1999: EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean

    10/31/2008 1:28:11 PM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 10 replies · 583+ views
    Various ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Various
    On October 31st 1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 struck the ocean with the loss of all on board. The end of the NTSB's final summary reads thusly "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the EgyptAir flight 990 accident is the airplane's departure from normal cruise flight and subsequent impact with the Atlantic Ocean as a result of the relief first officer's flight control inputs. The reason for the relief first officer's actions was not determined."
  • Divers find shipwreck of doomed sailor who inspired classic tale of Moby Dick off coast of Hawaii

    02/11/2011 11:50:12 AM PST · by Stoat · 39 replies · 2+ views
    UK Daily Mail / various ^ | February 11, 2011
    Wreck of the The Two Brothers found 600 miles northwest of Honolulu Divers have found the shipwrecked vessel of a doomed sailor who inspired the classic American tale Moby Dick off the coast of Hawaii.When, in 1820, a fierce sperm whale sank George Pollard's first whaling ship — Essex — it captured the imagination of author Herman Melville, who published the book in 1851.And, just three years after his first ship sank, a second whaler captained by Pollard, 30, struck a coral reef during a night storm and sank in shallow water.Marine archaeologists scouring remote atolls 600 miles northwest...
  • Nantucket’s Cape Wind Whips Up Hypocrisy

    01/15/2010 8:31:21 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 319+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-15-10 | James Raider
    The Nantucket Massachusetts Cape Wind plans to built the first U.S. offshore wind park are blowing some toxic waste to the surface of the broad zeal to create “green” industries. These toxins are not of the materially harmful kind, but consist of all the pretensions at the core of too much human self-indulgence floating around the quagmire of the green energy movement. The planned 130 wind turbine forest covering 24 sq. miles, which is intended to become a symbol of alternative energy on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound, could also become an enormous subsidy magnet, sucking $731 million from taxpayers,...
  • Government squashes Nantucket Tea Party (or tries to...)

    07/04/2009 4:15:02 AM PDT · by islander-11 · 53 replies · 5,203+ views ^ | 7/3/09 | Dan Spencer
    The Nantucket Tea Party will be one of more than a thousand such protest events to be held across the nation on Independence Day. The organizers were all set. They were given permission by the Town’s head of Park and Recreation. After the local paper publicized the event, some members of the Nantucket Park and Recreation Commission decided to forget about the First Amendment. One local official was quoted as saying “we don’t want politics on Main Street.” Apparently the head of Park and Recreation was overruled by the commissioners. The Nantucket Tea Party then got permission to use a...
  • Wind Farm Off Cape Cod Clears Hurdle

    01/17/2009 12:15:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 1,000+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/17/09 | Abby Goodnough
    BOSTON — A federal agency said Friday that the nation’s first offshore wind farm, proposed for the waters off Cape Cod, posed no serious environmental threat, bringing it a major step closer to fruition. Homeowners and boaters on the cape, including Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, have fought the project for eight years, saying it would hurt wildlife, fishing and tourism and spoil the beauty of Nantucket Sound. Opponents have sued to stop the project, known as Cape Wind, and more challenges are certain, keeping the path to construction bumpy despite what supporters on Friday called a crucial...
  • Nantucket takes bite out of rat control efforts

    01/11/2009 1:59:03 PM PST · by Radix · 18 replies · 510+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11 January 2009 | Eliot Baker
    Nantucket will curtail its 30-year rodent program, saving dollars and, alas, a few rats, too. Health director Richard Ray said more than money was at issue. The town is worried about liability now that the rats have grown so immune to the poison that the amounts needed to kill them are fatal to pets and other animals. “We’re not getting into the field any longer so we don’t have control to deal with the placement of this stuff,” he said. “We don’t want to see an incident where a family pet gets into this stuff.” High demand for rat eradication...
  • After Nantucket house party, dog found dead in washing machine

    07/25/2008 5:08:35 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 39 replies · 201+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 25, 2008 | Maddie Hanna
    After Nantucket house party, dog found dead in washing machine July 25, 2008 A Yorkshire Terrier was found dead in a washing machine Wednesday, the day after one of its owners hosted a party at a Nantucket home, police said.
  • The War Over Offshore Wind Is Almost Over (Ted Kennedy is deeply saddened)

    06/30/2008 1:59:21 AM PDT · by saganite · 43 replies · 170+ views
    Business Week ^ | 30 June 08 | Adam Aston
    Wind farms are springing up in Midwestern fields, along Appalachian ridgelines, and even in Texas backyards. They're everywhere, it seems, except in the windy coastal waters that lap at some of America's largest, most power-hungry cities. That's partly because the first large-scale effort to harness sea breezes in the U.S. hit resistance from an army led by the rich and famous, waging a not-on-my-beach campaign. For almost eight years the critics have stalled the project, called Cape Wind, which aims to place 130 turbines in Nantucket Sound about five miles south of Cape Cod. Yet surprisingly, Cape Wind has largely...
  • Ted Kennedy Dumps Fuel into Nantucket Sound

    03/14/2008 2:05:31 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 62 replies · 4,668+ views
    News Max ^ | Friday, March 14 2008 | News Max Reporter Ted Kennedy Dumps Fuel into Nantucket Sound Friday, March 14, 2008 9:14 AM Ted Kennedy has called Nantucket Sound near his Massachusetts estate “a national treasure” — but that didn’t stop the senator from having oil dumped from his yacht into its waters. A local photographer spotted an oil slick coming from Kennedy’s yacht Mya as Kennedy and his guests left the vessel in a launch following a race that ended in Hyannis, the Cape Cod Today newspaper reported. The lensman was so shocked that he rowed his dinghy out to question the crew member left aboard the yacht....
  • Why Liberals Are Turning on Ted Kennedy

    09/04/2007 7:42:02 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 38 replies · 1,923+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Froma Harrop
    Once upon a time, Ted Kennedy could count on his daily dose of veneration. The right wing hated the Massachusetts Democrat, but progressives honored him as a defender of old-school liberalism. In a remarkable turnaround, liberals are now heaping scorn on the 73-year-old senator. Young audiences boo at his name, and the leftish "Daily Show" on Comedy Central makes fun of him. The source of unhappiness is Kennedy's efforts to kill an offshore wind farm on Nantucket Sound. Cape Wind was to be the first such project in the United States and a source of pride to environmentally minded New...