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Part-time Residents are not "summer people" or "tourists." We have chosen to plant roots in this community because we love it here.

Member Spotlight

Member Spotlights feature part-time residents who are doing extraordinary things in life, and in the PTown community. One member recounts a town employee once said to him,  "You're a part-timer? But I see you here all the time!" To participate in Member Spotlight and tell your Provincetown story, please contact us.

August 17, 2019

Cynthia Newberry Martin grew up in the 60's in the heart of Atlanta. After attending college in North Carolina, Cynthia taught English in France and then practiced law, finding time to have four children.

She's always been a reader, and it was books that carried Cynthia...

November 14, 2018

Steve first came to Provincetown in 1983 on a day trip. That one day turned into a 35 year relationship with a town where Steve spends much of his time.

February 7, 2018

Lucy and Dara have been members of the PPRTA since 2015.

“I have lived in many places, but here is a feeling of home… here is where my heart is,” says Provincetown Part-Time Resident Taxpayer member Lucy J. Madison, speaking, of course, of Provincetown.


September 1, 2017

Susan Rand Brown first came to Provincetown in 1954 with her parents Lily and Herbert Rand and younger siblings Stephen and Deborah. Their first East End rental, at 600 Commercial Street, was owned by Jeanne Busa, mother of Chris Busa, founder and publisher of Province...

April 1, 2017

Jonathan Scott has been in Provincetown full time since the end of June, recuperating from a devastating cancer diagnosis. It is here he chose to wage his battle against this diagnosis. His illness has made him even more appreciative of this "outstanding community...

December 1, 2016

John-Paul met his partner Michael in 1972, and they’ve been together ever since. John-Paul says he had no life before Michael. The two have been coming to Provincetown almost every year since1975. They first heard about its reputation and were curious. At that time, Jo...

September 1, 2016

Barbara Jacobs first came to Provincetown in the early seventies, along with her husband Clive and two daughters. They stayed in a two-room suite at The Tides and fell in love with Provincetown, returning to that spot three years in a row. Twenty years later, in 1994,...

April 1, 2016

Laurie has been coming to Provincetown since the late 70s-early 80s, drawn by the light, the natural beauty and how friendly people are here in Provincetown. Laurie and her partner of over 30 years, June, became wife and wife when they were married on Race Point Beach...

November 1, 2015

Daniel grew up in the suburbs of Boston. In 1965, he was working in Falmouth, and first came to Provincetown with friends. He remembers eating dinner at the old Howard Johnsons. In the 60’s it was an open community, and for a gay person, it was heaven. Dan continued co...

July 1, 2015

Kath Cote, a retiree from the "High Tech" world, spends her winters in Florida and her summers in Provincetown. Born and raised in central Massachusetts, Kath started visiting Provincetown in the 1970s. She and her partner Kim decided in the '80s that the...

April 1, 2015

Paul and his partner Ed had been architects on Block Island for 25 years. At some point, they realized that their vacation spot had become their work. So they made a conscious decision to live elsewhere...an art community by the sea where they would not be anchored to...

December 1, 2014

Michael is originally from Massachusetts, so vacations on Cape Cod were standard. He attended MassArt in the late 60’s when the thing to do was to hitchhike to Provincetown. He fondly remembers dancing the jerk at the A-House to “Multi & the Barbarians”.

May 1, 2014

Jack grew up in Manhattan, and spent summers at his family’s home in Osterville. On the first Friday of August 1990, at low point in his life, Jack, age 35, came to Provincetown for the first time, on the invitation of a friend who said, “Come to Provincetown.

October 1, 2013

Thirteen years ago, in the dead of winter,  Alexandra’s partner Patricia suggested a getaway to Provincetown, and Alexandra, originally from Haiti,  responded “Are you out of your mind?”  They arrived on a grey day in February.

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