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Nahant Farmers Market October 9, 2021 at Flash Road Park

NAHANT – The Town of Nahant will be hosting a farmers market on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Flash Road Park. We are looking for craft and food vendors to participate. There is room for about 40 vendors. Each vendor has a 10 square foot area where they can bring their own table and tent if desired. This will be a family friendly event with a corn maze, a bouncy house, entertainment and more. If you would like to participate as a vendor in this event, please fill out the vendor application forms below and send them to or drop the forms off at the Nahant Town Hall by Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 4:00 PM.

The Town of Nahant would like to host a farmers market on a regular basis beginning next spring/summer season. This event on October 9, 2021 will allow us to experience hosting for the first time and provide us with insight for improvement prior to next year. The goal of the Town is to provide a community event that supports our local artists and businesses while bringing residents together. We look forward to working with local groups and non-profits on ideas of how to make each farmers market unique with different programing. October 9th will be an autumn themed event and will hopefully help kick start the holiday shopping season.  

We would like to thank Oceanview for generously donating the corn maze and bouncy house. We would also like to thank all the volunteers that responded to our survey and our summer intern Oliva Cooke, for spearheading this effort.

Please fill out all 3 forms below

Flu Clinic and COVID Testing

We have two clinics coming up for Nahant Residents.

COVID Testing:

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00pm-4:00pm- St. Thomas Aquinas church in Nahant. Drive-Thru only, No appointment or registration required. Nahant Residents ONLY. Photo ID required.

Flu Clinics: Town Hall

Tuesday September 28, 2021 3pm-7pm Regular Flu Shot 18 years and older

Wednesday September 29, 2021 10am-2pm High Dose Flu Shot 65 years and older

Register at the link below- Nahant Residents ONLY

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 17 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
Every third Friday in September, we remember the hardships
endured by Americans captured during war, the loss of those
still missing and unaccounted for, and the continuing grief
borne by more than 81 thousand families awaiting news of
their loved ones.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) reports that 1,584 of that number (1,556 military, 28 civilian) are from the Vietnam War.

To commemorate this day, the Town of Nahant and its Veteran Services Department, will proudly display the POW/MIA Table, in the Great Hall at the Town Hall, provided to us by the American Legion Post 215 throughout the week leading up to Friday September 17, 2021.

This year’s theme is entitled America’s Commitment, Globally Fulfilled and was proclaimed recently at the Pentagon. During the ceremony, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks stated, “Working closely with partner nations, the Department of Defense is firmly committed to the fullest possible accounting for those U.S. personnel who remain missing. … We owe nothing less to the families who continue to wait for answers about the losses of their loved ones.”

September 11th Remembrance Ceremony

Please join us outside of the Nahant Fire Department on Saturday, September 11, 2021 to remember and honor those that lost their life as result of the tragic events on September 11, 2001, 20 years ago. Refreshments at 9:30 AM and the Ceremony will start at 10:00 AM

Nahant Board of Selectmen vote to take Northeastern University Property by Eminent Domain

During the Board of Selectmen’s (BOS) meeting on September 8, 2021, the selectmen voted unanimously to approve an Order of Intention to Take Conservation Easement by Eminent Domain to preserve these 12.5 acres as conservation land.  This action was taken to ensure this land is preserved in the manner expected by the people of Nahant when they voted on May 15, 2021 and when they voted to designate this area as a Natural Resource Area over 30 years ago. 

At the Annual Town Meeting on May 15, 2021, the voters of Nahant voted 647-241 in favor of authorizing the Board of Selectmen to execute eminent domain as a means of preserving as publicly accessible conservation land, approximately 12.5 acres of land at East Point currently zoned as a Natural Resource Area.  As representatives of the citizens of Nahant, the Board of Selectmen share this commitment to preserving and caring for Nahant’s limited open spaces and Natural Resource Areas.    

The Order of Intention is an eleven-page legal document, which will soon be posted on  However, the following excerpt captures key elements of the Order of Intention: “The purpose of this taking is to preserve the East Point Easement Areas…in perpetuity in their natural, scenic, and open condition and to protect against any use of the East Point Easement Areas that will interfere with the conservation values of said property. The public benefits resulting from conservation of the East Point Easement Areas… include, without limitation: the preservation of open space for the use and enjoyment of the general public, the creation and buffering of an expanded Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Memorial Park…, the protection of the scenic and natural beauty and character of the East Point Easement Areas, the protection of public access to the sea, the protection of wildlife habitat, wildlife connectivity and biodiversity, the reduction of pollution and improvement of air quality, the provision of a buffer to sea level rise, the promotion of resiliency and protection against climate changes, and the protection of the public passive recreational use of the land.” 

The next steps in the process are defined by the provisions of Chapter 80A of the Massachusetts General Law. Under the guidance of a judge at Salem Superior Court, a 3-person commission is formed to determine the compensation value of the Conservation Easement. The Town and the property owner may submit documentation to aid the commission in making this determination. It is expected that the commission will take approximately 8 months to determine the required compensation. Once the value is determined, the Board of Selectmen can make the decision to proceed with acquiring the Conservation Easement, with the use of funds approved during Annual Town Meeting.  An appeal process by either side may occur.

The Board of Selectmen look forward to a Nahant where “the preservation of open space for the use and enjoyment of the general public” is ensured…”in perpetuity”.


Nahant Board of Selectmen

Joshua Antrim, Chairman    Eugene Canty, Vice Chairman   Mark Cullinan, Recording Secretary

West Nile Virus Confirmed in a Mosquito in Nahant.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced today that West Nile Virus has been detected in a mosquito sample collected in Nahant, MA. We urge the public to use precautions and protect themselves by wearing long sleeves and pants, applying insect repellent especially at dawn and dusk, drain any standing water and repair any broken screens. The Town of Nahant and the Nahant Health Department are working closely with the MDPH to monitor the situation.