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Land dispute settled
      Laura Viera Labbe, owner of the property containing the former Pleasant Street post office, won her lawsuit against the town last week.
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Candidate races give voters choice
      With four contested candidate races this year, voters at the April 13 election polls have a choice of who they want to take seats on the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board and Historic District Commission
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Ethics laws threaten island boards
      Valerie Norton, with two years left in her latest three-year term on the Historic District Commission, announced last Friday that she would be resigning from the HDC because of ethics issues related to her historic restoration business.
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     Nantucket police blotter for the week ending Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Information provided by the Nantucket Police Department. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Wednesday, Feb. 24 11:07 a.m. Jeremy J. Starks, 29, of 7B Norquarta Drive, was arrested at that address on an outstanding warrant.
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Sizable crowd attends public session on Human Services Collaborative
      Approximately 50 people crowded into the town’s 2 Fairgrounds Road conference room last Tuesday for the selectmen’s information session on the proposed Human Services Collaborative. The meeting was sponsored by the selectmen because that board recently approved the Human Services Collaborative Work Group’s recommendation to close the Human Services Department on June 30.
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Tales of hope and desperation: Rev. Leland visits Haiti
      With his own eyes and ears he witnessed the sorrow and utter confusion that welled up when he spoke with some of the hundreds of refugee children who had lost parents and siblings in the Jan. 12 earthquake that rocked Haiti.
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NHA holding first local history bowl competition
      You do not have to be a skilled historian to join in the light-hearted yet challenging inaugural Nantucket History Bowl quiz competition coming up this Saturday at the Whaling Museum.
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Nantucket’s Junior Miss
      Georgina Morley won two awards in the state Junior Miss competition held last weekend in Franklin, Mass. Morely won the Spirit of Junior Miss Award and a $200 scholarship for scholastics. Meagan Fuller, Attleboro’s Junior Miss, was chosen as Massachusetts’ Junior Miss and received $3000 in scholarships.
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Forum on police use of force
      Nantucket Police Chief William Pittman will join Rev. Jennifer Brooks, minister of the Nantucket Unitarian Universalist Church, in a discussion exploring what the U.S. Constitution says about the use of force by police officers. The forum, which is open to the community and free of charge, will take place at 4 p.m.
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Town Association invests with CFNan
      The Nantucket Town Association recently invested its reserve funds with the Community Foundation for Nantucket. The Town Association is one of 24 Civic Associations that are part of the Nantucket League. Monies collected from dues and fundraisers will now be invested with CFNan for future Town Association projects that benefit the downtown area.
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Gould named TWN managing director
      The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket appointed Gabrielle Gould director of development and managing director of the 54-year-old theater. TWN president Frank Morral said Gould was chosen for her fund raising experience, knowledge of theater and passion for TWN as the means for keeping theater vibrant, healthy and alive on Nantucket.
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NHA announces 2010 Verney Fellow
      The Nantucket Historical Association has awarded Elizabeth Watts Pope the E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship for 2010.
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