School bomb threat, Recount is now Dec. 16, Jamaican workers exodus leaves businesses scrambling

Ferry at sunset
     The car ferry arrives at sunset

iqtypeNantucket NEWS, December 9, 2006

Police and school officials hold press conference on Thursday bomb threat

Police and school officials held a joint press conference Friday to address threatening graffiti written inside bathrooms that led to the closure of the school after classes ended on Thursday.  The graffiti was first discovered Wednesday morning and was reported to school superintendent Robert Pellicone and police. The words, “The Blood Frost Prince” were written inside a bathroom on the second floor of the high school. The word “bomb” was written over that message in different handwriting.

Housing Office readies for battle on Beacon Hill

After securing the unanimous support of Town Meeting voters for the proposed Community Housing Bank, the Nantucket Housing Office is now raising funds for an upcoming lobbying campaign on Beacon Hill, where the home rule petition must be approved by the state legislature. Leedara Zola, the executive director of the Housing Office, is attempting to raise $65,000 to promote the housing bank bill both locally, and in Boston. The funds will be used to hire Charles Glick, a Boston-based legislative consultant with Charles Group Consulting, as well as a local staffer who would work solely on the housing bank bill.


Ruling by DEP favors GHYC
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection ruled late last week that the Great Harbor Yacht Club is a “water-dependent” development, a significant victory

Exodus of Jamaican workers leaves businesses scrambling
What do H2-B visas and enjoying arguably the island’s best-tasting doughnut have in common? You may not be able to have one without the other. Island businesses, including the Downyflake restaurant and bakery, are bracing for the departure of hundreds of Jamaican workers who come to Nantucket for nine-month periods on seasonal H2-B visas that expire on Dec. 15.

Recount is now Dec. 16
The Board of Registrars voted Monday to conduct a hand recount of the ballots cast in the Nov. 21 special election after runner-up Patty Roggeveen, who finished only two votes behind Catherine Flanagan Stover, filed a formal petition with the Town Clerk’s office last week.The recount will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 8 a.m. in the Nantucket High School cafeteria.

Toys for Tots name changed to Inky Santa's Toy Drive
The Toys for Tots/Inky Santa program changed its name to Inky Santa’s Toy Drive at last week’s board of directors meeting. According to Inky Santa’s Toy Drive’s.

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