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2014-03-14 16:20:59

Federal agencies violated Endangered Species Act and must go back to the drawing board to evaluate impacts and protection measures for birds and right whales WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a landmark win for the environment, the U.S. District Court D.C. ruled today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service need to revisit Cape Wind's impacts on migrating birds and endangered right whales in Nantucket Sound due to violations of...

2014-01-21 16:21:17

Cape businesses, residents, and the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound join the Town of Barnstable in challenging the overpriced NSTAR contract for violations of federal law BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NSTAR's no-bid contract to purchase electricity from Cape Wind at three times the price of competing out-of-state green energy violates federal law and would unfairly burden ratepayers, according to a suit filed in U.S. District Court today by the Town of Barnstable,...

2013-03-06 08:22:40

FALMOUTH, Mass., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Land-based wind turbines can cause property values within two miles of the 30 to 50 story high structures to plummet by 15 percent to 40 percent, according to comprehensive appraisal studies. The individual real estate impact reports covered the towns of Falmouth, Nantucket, Shelburne, Dennis, and Brewster and are emblematic of similar studies in other states, according to Michael McCann, president of McCann Appraisals of Chicago....

2012-07-02 02:25:19

NEW YORK, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the luxury real estate market continues to recover at an accelerating pace, Chris Pollack, Ltd., a high-end real estate development advisory and owner's representative firm, has released its first study of the most cost-effective places to build a luxury summer home. The study examined ten of the top summer vacation destinations in the United States for the high net-worth set, comparing the costs to build a summer home on a per square foot basis....

2012-06-11 02:26:45

NEW YORK, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris Pollack, Ltd., a full-service, boutique advisory and management firm for global, high-end residential and commercial real estate projects, announced today the completion of its 50th project for its ultra-high net worth clientele. Chris Pollack, President of Chris Pollack, Ltd. provides "white-glove" end-to-end real estate development services, acting as the owner's representative and managing each specific project need...

2012-06-06 02:23:02

NANTUCKET, Mass., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Westmoor Club Nantucket, nestled high on a hill with breathtaking views, exclusive and private, boasts 15 acres of meticulously groomed gardens, exceptionally designed facilities, and stately amenities, today announced its enthusiasm about being part of Nantucket Island's First Book Festival. The Nantucket Book Festival will host a weekend of panel discussions, talks and readings for adults and children by island and 'off' island writers...

2012-05-24 02:21:31

NANTUCKET ISLAND, Mass., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Egan Maritime Institute announces "Guiding Lights: Nantucket's Lighthouses, Keepers & their Families,'' an exhibition celebrating the island's historic monuments, at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum from May 24 - October 8, 2012. This warming exhibit celebrates the beacons of light and the families that guided mariners through the treacherous shoals for centuries that surround Nantucket. Before modern technology,...

2012-05-17 02:20:08

BOSTON AND NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) springs into summer today with inaugural seasonal service from Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) to Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK). The largest airline in Boston will fly islanders in comfort with daily jet service to its 45th nonstop destination out of Logan through September 4. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110404/NY76997LOGO ) To celebrate, New England beach-seekers that take two...

2012-02-07 08:00:00

BOSTON, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UK University outfitters, Jack Wills, continues its search for the coolest, most adventurous students with the "Best Summer Job in America" contest. This time Jack Wills is asking for one boy and one girl to live, work and party on the island of Nantucket as a Jack Wills "Seasonnaire". On February 2nd, Jack Wills will launch the online contest open to U.S. college and university students between the ages of 18 and 24, for the opportunity to compete to win...

2011-10-28 14:30:00

BOSTON, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Court of Appeals today issued a resounding victory for the Cape and Islands community and the citizens of Massachusetts. The court ruling revoked a previous no hazard determination by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and found that the FAA failed to consider the very real dangers and risks to the operations and safety of the 400,000 flights that transit Nantucket Sound each year. "This represents a major setback for an already...


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Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

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