Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket Local Newspaper

July 13, 2023

In 1970, a touring newspaper journalist from Philadelphia got an experience of Nantucket so captivating that he decided to settle on the beautiful island. Not just that, but Richard Daub also established a dedicated Nantucket newspaper, naming it Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket. The periodical is issued monthly and runs from April to December, featuring interviews with islanders, festivals, celebrations, contests, navigational maps, and restaurants.

If you’re looking for rental, bed, and breakfast services in Nantucket, Yesterday’s Island has you covered. Lodging listings are advertised on the platform, covering rental homes, vacation homes, inns, and luxury accommodations.

Decades on since its establishment, the love for Nantucket and for telling its story via Yesterday’s Island lives on through Richard’s son, Jerry. His wife, Suzanne, is the publication’s Editor, Publisher & Marketing Manager.

The newspaper has grown to a fully-fledged business with over five writers and features aimed at benefitting locals and tourists alike. It is available in print in virtually all areas of the town that people frequent, from airports and ferries to markets, hotels, and restaurants.

Yesterday’s Island has an online version that runs year-round with features similar to the print version. The publication also runs another webpage,, which includes videos of Nantucket for even more detailed coverage and tons more features.

Moreover, the newspaper has a vibrant social media presence, particularly on Facebook. On average, the page posts three monthly posts featuring pictures and videos of regular activities in Nantucket. Residents, former residents, and regular vacationers of Nantucket can keep up to date with regular goings-on in Nantucket. The page’s admins promptly answer queries posted on the page.