The Inquirer and Mirror
, also called The I&M
, or "The Inky" is the weekly newspaper of record
Newspaper of record is a term that may refer either to any publicly available newspaper that has been authorized by a government to publish public or legal notices , or any major newspaper that has a large circulation and whose editorial and news-gathering functions are considered professional and...
on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts
Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. Together with the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, it constitutes the town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and the coterminous Nantucket County, which are consolidated. Part of the town is designated the Nantucket...
. It has been in continuous publication since 1821.
Sisters and competitors
The Inquirer and Mirror is part of the Dow Jones Local Media Group which also includes the New England newspapers of The Cape Cod Times, The Standard Times of New Bedford and The Portsmouth Herald, published by the Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H.
The Inquirer and Mirror, founded in 1821, has received many awards over the years and since 2000 has been named Newspaper of the Year twice by the New England Press Association, NEPA, twice Newspaper of the Year by The New England Newspaper Association, NENA, and Newspaper of the Year by Suburban Newspapers of America, SNA.
The Nantucket Historical Association claims that the original "Nantucket" limerick
A limerick is a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense poem, especially one in five-line or meter with a strict rhyme scheme , which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent. The form can be found in England as of the early years of the 18th century...
was published in The I&M
of February 7, 1903. It was a "clean" version -- the racier ones, historians said, came later. The full original verse was:
- There once was a man from Nantucket
"There once was a man from Nantucket" is the opening line for many limericks. The popularity of this literary trope can be attributed to the way the name of the island of Nantucket lends itself easily to humorous rhymes and puns, particularly ribald ones...
- Who kept all of his cash in a bucket,
- But his daughter, named Nan,
- Ran away with a man,
- And as for the bucket, Nantucket.
Website, http://www.ack.net, takes its name from the IATA code of the island's only airport, ACK
Nantucket Memorial Airport is a public airport on the south side of the island of Nantucket in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The airport is owned by the Town of Nantucket and is located three miles southeast of the town...