As a dog owner, your number one job is to clean up your dog’s number two.

One of the annoying byproducts of having more and more people on Nantucket is that the number of people who do not clean up after their dogs has grown as well. Some walking trails are so covered with dog poop it’s very likely that some of it will go home on someone else’s shoes. This …

Affordable housing, year-round housing, seasonal workforce housing, and vacation houses are mathematically linked. Let’s do the math.

A lot of communities around the country are struggling with affordable housing and have come up with some very interesting solutions, so far. But because we are an island, a lot of the solutions or changes that work elsewhere need to be modified to work on Nantucket. Adding more affordable and workforce housing is a …

Ten benefits that STRs bring to Nantucket.

Ever wonder why the debate around short-term rentals has been so fierce on Nantucket? Because short-term rentals represent a lot of money changing hands. For some, the benefits of short-term rentals greatly outweigh the problems they cause. In fact, short-term rentals represent the economic engine that keeps many island businesses and individuals afloat. If they …

Ten problems that STRs cause.

I’ve been an avid observer of the short-term rental work group’s progress (or lack thereof) for the past six months. The town was tasked with creating a work group and took several months to make it happen. As a result of this drawn-out process, the workgroup has very little chance of developing something of substance …