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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.


Member Spotlights have been on hiatus for several months. During that time, the PPRTA has continued its efforts to provide a voice for Provincetown Part-time resident homeowners. The Association has made some in-roads despite being met by a repeated inaccurate depiction of Provincetown part-time residents. Indeed, the president of this organization has often fallen prey to these inaccurate stereotypes. And so, Spotlights returns to its mission of presenting true portraits of PPRTA membership. It seemed fitting to begin with an interview of PPRTA President, Steve Fossella.

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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