Just Shoot Me—Um, No, Please Don’t

Just Shoot Me—Um, No, Please Don’t

Just when you thought the national conversations about gun ownership couldn’t get any more Alice-Through-The-Looking-Glass-esque, It gets worse. Well, not worse, really. Just a lot closer to home. Here we are in the Provincetown bubble of liberalism, a place where we...
View From the Wharf: Who’s a ptownie?

View From the Wharf: Who’s a ptownie?

Most of us at some time or another visit Provincetown Community Space on Facebook. It’s a good place to get information, to see what your friends are up to, and to connect with various local organizations. It’s also a great place for snide remarks, innuendo, and sheer...
The View from the Wharf: Uncivil Season in Ptown?

The View from the Wharf: Uncivil Season in Ptown?

As we gear up for the fairly contentious election Tuesday of a new member of the Board of Selectmen, an issue is permeating debate on both sides of the choice: the lack of civility in Provincetown politics. It’s preceded this particular election and will no doubt...
The View from the Wharf: Creative Provincetown

The View from the Wharf: Creative Provincetown

I’m the first to admit it: I’m deplorable at titles. It’s something of a handicap for a writer, certainly for one who does a fair amount of marketing writing in order to pay the rent. Others come up with pithy and clever taglines, titles, and headlines, and when they...
The View From The Wharf: The Ptown Colony in Winter

The View From The Wharf: The Ptown Colony in Winter

Provincetown, as we keep telling people, is the oldest continuously operating art colony in North America. This is where plein-air painting really took off. This is where mudheads and white-line printing came to life. This is where people like Henry Hensche and Hans...
The View From The Wharf: Is Provincetown Ready?

The View From The Wharf: Is Provincetown Ready?

There’s a phrase that originated with Navy SEALS: embrace the suck. It’s the practice of moving toward, rather than away from, situations and thoughts that make you uncomfortable. The concept is those situations are always going to be part of life, and we make them...
The View From The Wharf: Chaos Leads to Hope in Ptown

The View From The Wharf: Chaos Leads to Hope in Ptown

It’s been quite a week here in Provincetown, and that makes it difficult to know what to write about! We’ve had the annual Re-Rooters ceremony, the death of a community icon, and flooding, flooding, flooding… And hard to see what they might all have in common. For...
The View From the Wharf: A Perspective on CVS and More

The View From the Wharf: A Perspective on CVS and More

No: this isn’t a new rehashing of whether we think a CVS store fits in with our notion of Ptown as a quaint seaside village. It’s not an argument for or against the utility of brands and one-stop-shopping and convenience. This editorial is about survival. Because the...
The View From The Wharf: But The Fire Is So Delightful!

The View From The Wharf: But The Fire Is So Delightful!

The weather outside might not be frightful exactly, as the song says, but it’s certainly winter (we all wondered about that, whether it would even happen this year!). We’ve had a lovely Holly Folly, the soup kitchen is up and running, the Canteen’s Holiday Market is...
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