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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Police Department To Resume Fingerprint Based Criminal Records Checks on Wednesday, December 9

Recently the Nantucket Police Department announced the temporary suspension of fingerprinting services which adversely impacted applicants for licenses requiring a fingerprint based criminal records check.

Following a review of our safety measures we have developed a new protocol that will allow us to resume accepting such applications.   

COVID-19 infection rates on the island and throughout Massachusetts have been increasing significantly...

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Press Release (PDF) New & Noteworthy
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Nantucket Climate Action Survey

As the most remote island-community located with the Commonwealth, Nantucket is particularly vulnerable to the devastating impacts of climate change and rising sea levels, perhaps more so than any other Massachusetts city or town.

The goal of this survey is to measure community attitudes toward mitigating the impacts of climate change by reducing local greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through various strategies.  The survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. All response...

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Nantucket Climate Action Survey New & Noteworthy
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Coastal Resilience Plan Commencement

Coastal Resilience Commencement Plan

The Town of Nantucket has begun the process of developing a Coastal Resilience Plan. A Request for Proposals was developed with the Coastal Resilience Advisory Committee (CRAC).

This resulted in the hiring of Arcadis with sub-consultants Stoss, ONE Architecture and Urbanism and The Craig Group in September 2020 to undertake the Coastal Resilience Plan. After an initial research and preparation period, Arcadis and partners are now...

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Coastal Resilience Plan commencement Press Release New & Noteworthy
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Police Department Suspends Accepting Applications for Permits or Licenses that Require Fingerprint..

Effective Wednesday, November 18, 2020 the Nantucket Police Department has suspended accepting any applications for permits or licenses that require a fingerprint based criminal records check.

Included in this suspension are firearms related permits such as LTC permits and FID Cards.  This action was taken after employees responsible for obtaining these fingerprints expressed their concern that they could not safely do their jobs with ...

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Suspension of Fingerprinting Services Press Releas New & Noteworthy
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Board of Health Emergency Order No. 14 - Requirements for Construction and Landscaping Sites

At its Thursday, November 12 the Board of Health approved Emergency Order No. 14. Please visit the link below to read the order (available in English and Spanish)

Emergency Order No. 14 New & Noteworthy
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Town of Nantucket November e-Newsletter

The Town of Nantucket November e-News is now available. Click the link below and stay informed!

November e-Newsletter New & Noteworthy
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Center Street from India Street to Hussey Street Changing to One-Way Street Starting December 8

The Select Board held a public hearing on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 and voted to designate the section of Centre Street from India Street to Hussey Street as one-way northwest bound (two-way section will remain between Broad Street and Hussey Street).

The traffic direction change will be effective December 8, 2020.

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