PROVINCETOWN — Robin Craver led her first meeting as town manager at 9 a.m. Tuesday, just hours after the select board announced on Monday night that they had agreed to the terms of her contract. “I can tell you, she is tough,” Select Board Member Louise Venden said of Craver. “I spent many hours negotiating […]
PROVINCETOWN — Thaddeus Soulé, the new town planner, said that he’s out to cast a wide net and bring as many people as possible into Provincetown planning. In a recent interview, Soulé emphasized inclusionary and consensus-driven planning. “I think everyone is a planner,” he said. “Everyone has the capacity to provide input and help shape […]
Meetings Ahead Thursday, Jan. 16 Animal Welfare Committee, 12 noon, Council on Aging Community Housing Council, 3 p.m., Town Hall Harbor Committee, 5 p.m., Town Hall Year-Round Market-Rate Rental Housing Board of Trustees, 6 p.m., Town Hall Zoning Board of Appeals, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. Monday, Jan. 20 Town Hall closed, Martin Luther King Jr. […]
I have written about the centrality of MacMillan Wharf to Provincetown. I would get no argument in the summer, certainly, or even the shoulder seasons. Ferries first disgorge people, who stream down the wharf into town with great expectations, then take on the exhausted, partied-out vacationers for the return trip to Boston. The whale watch […]
PROVINCETOWN — The year 2020 will see the 19th annual Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta, starting on Labor Day and running for four days, as long as somebody steps forward to take charge of organizing the event. Planning usually gets underway in winter. But after nine years at the helm, Cheryl Andrews says she is stepping […]
PROVINCETOWN — The rooms occupancy tax and the meals tax draw attention every year for two reasons — they are a reliable indicator of how the tourist industry is doing, and they also are actual tax revenue that support local programs. Normally, what these numbers show about the underlying economy is the more important consideration. […]
About 50 people gathered on Provincetown Harbor on January 7 to let go of their material and metaphysical stockpiles at the annual Re-Rooters Day ceremony organized by Jay Critchley.
DEPT. OF COMMERCE
Provincetown residents Patrick Lamerson, Curt Sharp, and Johnny Butero (left to right), wait for their turns to be interviewed for perhaps a dozen jobs at Curaleaf on Commercial Street, which will open at the end of the month if it receives final approval from the Cannabis Control Commission. It is expected to be the first […]
A balmy 38-degree day brought a sunny mood to the Provincetown Polar Bear Plunge on Jan 1. Organizer Steve Katsurinis said this year’s event, sponsored by the Harbor Lounge, Yolqueria, and 8 Dyer Hotel, raised about $2,500 for the Center for Coastal Studies.
Provincetown Meetings Ahead Thursday, Jan. 9 Bicycle Committee, 2 p.m., Maushop Community Room, 44 Harry Kemp Way Economic Development Committee, 11 a.m., Veterans Memorial Community Center, 2 Mayflower Lane Planning Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Monday, Jan. 13 Select Board, 7 p.m., Town Hall Tuesday, Jan. 14 Public Landscaping Committee, 2 p.m., Town Hall Wednesday, […]
Every restaurant is a fiefdom, each with its own miniature culture and specifics so particular that it’s difficult to write about a lot of restaurants at once. Yet we Outer Cape year-rounders can all bond instantly around a shared hunger for restaurants that stay open in winter. And an objective look at the winter eating […]
PROVINCETOWN — Frederico Pedro Rocha Jr. of Provincetown, known as “Freddie,” died on Dec. 29, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis after falling ill on Shank Painter Road. He was 68. Born in Westerly, R.I., a son of Patricia Ann [Joseph] and the late Frederico Rocha Sr., he spent most of his life at […]
PROVINCETOWN — Services for Donald John Thomas, best known as Provincetown’s legendary “Dancing Cop,” will begin on Friday, Jan. 17. Thomas died peacefully in his favorite chair at home in Eastham on the morning of Dec. 7, 2019. He was 92 years old. Family and friends are invited to call on the family at the Gately […]
PROVINCETOWN — Anton “Napi” Van Dereck Haunstrup, 87, who held onto the town’s rustic, bohemian past with his vast art collection, his stock of employee housing, and his 45-year-old restaurant, died at Cape Cod Hospital on Christmas Day due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia. In one of Provincetown’s two “Napi-villes,” a […]
PROVINCETOWN — Frederico “Freddie” Rocha Jr. died on Dec. 29, 2019 after suffering an apparent heart attack on Shank Painter Road on his way to buy his morning coffee at Cumberland Farms, according to his friend and caretaker David Chick. He was 68. He had left home around 6 a.m. and collapsed near the Provincetown […]