Although the rectangular building at 9 Salem Street — at the edge of what many still refer to as the A&P parking lot — is shingled with a gabled second floor and conforms to the tenets of the Historic District Commission as best as Winthrop can manage, it still qualifies as Nantucket’s first big box store.
According to the 2012 end-of-the-year Sales Summary released this week by LINK Nantucket, there were 510 properties (homes, lots and commercial properties) sold on Nantucket in 2012. This is a 47% increase over the 347 properties that changed hands in 2011.
Perhaps you’ve been renting for years or have fond memories of visiting as a child. You’ve looked at the market; you’ve looked at your finances; and you’ve decided now is the time to purchase your own little (or not-so-little) piece of the Grey Lady. But how do you make that happen?
Jon Alden traveled a very long way to Nantucket and ended up with a very short commute.
The New School’s new head of school — along with his wife, four children, three dogs and two cats – trekked nearly a thousand miles from Pawleys Island, S.C., in June. But there was a nice payoff waiting: The school is about a hundred yards from where the Aldens live.
“One of the very nice things about this position is that the school provides housing for the head,” Alden said.
The 25th Annual Swim Across America (SAA) event on Nantucket is Sunday, July 22 at Jetties Beach. We sat with Janel Jorgensen, SAA’s President and CEO, to discuss the event, her passion for it and the island.