The Big Question: Mill House


The historic Mill House on Vineyard Haven Harbor was demolished to make way for a replacement. Who should be held responsible?

  1. The building inspector
  2. The owner
  3. The builder 


Plenty of blame to go around.  The laissez faire culture of the VH government and the town’s failure to adequately support the office of building inspector?  The owner’s “not me” claim strains credulity — she did have a nearly $6 million investment in the property? But it was builder Rosbeck’s hand that was closest to the destroy switch.

– Anne Ryall Sylvester


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