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Keyport BOE budgets to cap for $18.9M budget
Tax rate to increase by 2.89 cents per $100
     KEYPORT — The Board of Education unanimously approved an $18.9 million budget for the 2010-11 academic year at a public hearing March 31. The district had state aid cut by 14.3 percent, or $861,857. Total state aid for 2010-11 will be $5,144,185, amounting to 26 percent of the budget overall.
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Preservation group revives interest in historic sites
     HOLMDEL — Preservation New Jersey (PNJ), Trenton, recognized the 2 millionsquare foot Eero Saarinen-designed Bell Labs building for renewed outreach and advocacy efforts on March 25.
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Venerable Shreve, Crump & Low opening on Main Street
Local salespeople wanted
      Shreve, Crump & Low, one of the country’s most historic and fashionabe jewelers, is opening a Nantucket location this spring at Zero Main in the former Lion’s Paw space.
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First of two finalists for schools superintendent interviews
      A former New Hampshire “superintendent of the year” is eyeing the top administrative spot in the Nantucket Public Schools. Michael Cozort, superintendent of schools for Shaker Regional School district in New Hampshire, is one of two finalists for Nantucket Public Schools superintendent.
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Maria Mitchell Association Birdathon receives a challenge grant
      The 9th Annual Maria Mitchell Association Birdathon starts on Saturday, May, 15, at 5 p.m. and ends on Sunday, May, 16, at 5 p.m. During this 24-hour period, birding teams will identify the most number of species of birds in Nantucket County and in the waters extending 10 miles from shore.
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NANTUCKET POLICE BLOTTER
      Nantucket police blotter for the week ending Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Information provided by the Nantucket Police Department. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Tuesday, March 30 8:25 p.m.
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All hands fight fire in middle moors
      Nantucket firefighters used shovels, brooms and hand-pumped extinguishers to battle Saturday’s brush fire in the moors between Milestone and Polpis roads. In addition to the town fire companies and the Nantucket Airport Fire Department, prescribed fire crew members from the Land Bank, Conservation Foundation and Mass Audubon came and helped put out the fire that started at 1:30 p.m.
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Voters keep swimming pools, dump zoning change at 2 Fairgrounds
      Despite being surrounded by the relatively warm Atlantic Ocean and the tepid waters of Nantucket Sound, Town Meeting voters told the Historic District Commission Monday night they are keeping their right to build swimming pools.
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Spring brings job opportunities for islanders
      April heralds the beginning of Nantucket’s high season when businesses that have been closed all winter prepare to reopen in anticipation of a welcome influx of tourists. In concert with stocking shelves, these business owners are also looking for employees, a situation that could be a boon to many islanders who were laid off during the last few months.
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Trio to perform on Saturday
      They have played together at least a half-dozen times since last spring, and when Aoife Clancy, Erik Wendelken and Chuck Colley perform in the Atheneum’s Great Hall this Saturday they will be joining in yet another uplifting, vibrant concert filled with many new songs.
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