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By adamg - 4/26/24 - 9:15 pm

One day after it dismissed a lawsuit by some Nantucket residents against wind turbines now being installed south of their island, a federal appeals court dismissed a similar lawsuit by the president of a solar-energy company who has a summer home there. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/24 - 2:40 pm

A federal appeals court yesterday tossed a lawsuit by a group of Nantucket residents who say the wind turbines now being built off their island will kill endangered right whales. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/23 - 2:30 pm

A federal judge yesterday dismissed the second of four lawsuits against the Vineyard Wind turbine project in the ocean off Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket - this one by Thomas Melone, president of a solar-energy company and a seasonal Nantucket resident. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/23 - 11:01 pm

A federal judge this week dismissed a lawsuit by two Nantucket residents that sought to block construction of wind turbines off Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, concluding they failed to prove the project or its construction would harm or kill right whales and increase air pollution. Read more

By adamg - 11/9/22 - 2:54 pm

A federal judge in Boston this week dismissed Barstool Sports publisher David Portnoy's lawsuit against another Web site that accused him of manhandling women during sex, ruling that as a public figure, he had to prove malice but he failed to do so. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/21 - 10:07 am

CommonWealth reports on the lawsuit against what would be the nation's first large offshore turbine farm by some Nantucket residents - with financial backing from an out-of-state group that claims its main goal is "protecting individual liberty."

By adamg - 3/22/20 - 2:06 pm

The rich, of course, have been fleeing plagues for centuries, but the plagues often catch up to them anyway. Officials on Nantucket have issued the state's first shelter-in-place order following the island's first diagnosed case of Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/19 - 11:52 am

There once was a barn on Nantucket
But the owner wanted to chuck it
He thought moving it shrewd
The neighbors said nah dude
They asked a judge to make him suck it

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that the Nantucket Historic District Commission has to decide, for the third time, whether to let the owner of a historic property tear down a barn - a barn that was only erected in 1972, unlike another building on the site that dates to the mid-1700s. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/18 - 3:20 pm

The Inquirer and Mirror reports on the racist graffiti spray-painted on the African Meeting House on Nantucket - a historic building owned by Boston's Museum of African-American History.

Volunteers quickly washed and sanded the graffiti off this morning. Photo of the building before they did.

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