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Suicide prevention programs curbing crises
Community training ongoing; concern over school cuts
      The numbers are disturbing but at the same time they are encouraging: within the first two months of this year seven island youth and three adults were hospitalized because of suicide risk.
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Kopko steps down from collaborative work group
      At the March 10 selectmen’s meeting, chairman Michael Kopko, who has also served as chair of the nearly five-month-old Human Services Collaborative Work Group, announced he was resigning from the group because too much focus has been placed on his participation.
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NANTUCKET POLICE BLOTTER
     Nantucket police blotter for the week ending Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Information provided by the Nantucket Police Department. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Tuesday, March 9 10:37 p.m.
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Five run for two seats on Board of Selectmen
      The Annual Town Election is Tuesday, April 13. This year there are several races, including five candidates for two seats on the Board of Selectmen. Two of the candidates, Allen Reinhard and Patty Roggeveen, are incumbents and one candidate, Whitey Willauer, has served previously as a selectman. New to the race this year are candidates Carol Dunton and Clifford Williams.
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MILESTONES
     Fuller Christopher John Holland celebrated his first birthday on March 8, 2010. Fuller is the son of Johnna and Christopher Holland of ’Sconset.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
      To the Editor: Over the last few months there has been a loud buzz heard around the island in regards to the dissolution of the town’s Department of Human Services as well as a restructuring of the Council for Human Services and the Contract Review Committee.
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Fertilizer article forum sprouts landscapers’ support
      Landscapers, scallopers and town officials agreed to form a committee to have Nantucketers use organic, slow-release fertilizers and pesticides.
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Dr. Joan Borysenko to speak
      These are tough times for many people, but life at any time is all about constant change and challenges. Learning to become resilient when unexpected difficulties occur and finding ways to take advantage of what initially appear to be bad situations will be the focus of Dr. Joan Borysenko’s talk when the fifth Nantucket Women’s Gathering takes place on Saturday, March 20.
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Cape Breton fiddlers bring Highland music to Great Hall
      Combining lively fiddling, piano and step-dancing, Nova Scotians Troy MacGillivray and Kimberley Fraser will fill the library’s Great Hall with an uplifting free concert of Highland music on Saturday, March 20. They will perform twice, with a 6:30 p.m. event for children and at 8 p.m. for teens and adults.
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