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The State Police have a barracks on North Liberty Street in Nantucket.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

For some State Police, it’s a posting in paradise

As broad cost-cutting measures and staff realignments continue to batter State Police on the mainland, sleepy island barracks on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard continue to endure.

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His role in recent constitutional fights involving the presidency is expected to be a major focus of his confirmation hearings.

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A current flurry of activity and optimism suggests the downtown theater district could regain some of its former status as a proving ground for Broadway-bound productions.

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Shiru Cafe offers students free drinks in exchange for communications from companies that want to recruit them.