Can peer pressure save Nantucket?

I ran a little survey this past week. 60 people responded. The goal was not to find out what people’s opinions are on housing, but instead to understand how people feel about those who sell their homes and the choices they make. Here’s the rather purposefully round-a-bout hypothetical question: Let’s say you have an older …

A thought for the week

This is the time of year we all get a little sick of being here. It’s the time of year some of us go away and some of us are jealous of the people who go away. But it helps to be happy for what we have. Because we have so much here.

Are short-term rentals a property right? No.

Let’s talk about property rights as it relates to rentals on Nantucket. I’ve heard a few people say that regulating and limiting short-term rentals on the island infringes upon their property rights. And for them, it likely feels that way. But the truth is something different. As voters, we all need to grasp the fact …