Meetings are held remotely. Go to eastham-ma.gov/calendar-by-event-type/16 and click on a particular meeting to read its agenda. That document will provide information about how to view and take part remotely.
Monday, Oct. 19
- Select Board, 5:30 p.m.
- Eastham Elementary School Committee, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 21
- Cape Cod Regional Government Assembly of Delegates Hearing, 4:30 p.m.
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22
- Board of Health Workshop, 1 p.m.
- Union 54 Committee, 6 p.m.
- Joint School Committee, 7 p.m.
The select board will be taking a look at green burial options for the town in response to a request from Evergreen Cemetery officials who have had inquiries from people who would like to be able to opt for the more ecological method of burial.
“We had an inquiry and many of us on that board have begun researching it further to find there is a growing demand for it,” said board member Jared Collins, who serves as president of Evergreen Cemetery.
“As a town we just have to say it’s OK and then on a cemetery-by-cemetery basis those boards allow that practice in their cemetery,” Collins said. Provincetown and Brewster already had gone through the process to allow green burials in those towns, noted Collins. “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel.”
Select board chair Jamie Demetri said she had spoken with a person involved with Mass Green Burial and had learned there were multiple routes a town could take, including designating town owned land for green burials.
“This is just something to keep in mind when we do bring this up,” said Demetri.
The board agreed to add discussion of the issue to its list of goals for the upcoming year. “I think it would be a good agenda item,” said Demetri.
Evergreen’s vice president Kathleen Fogg said on Friday the privately held cemetery had received inquiries into green burials, including some from current plot owners.
“People don’t want to leave a lasting impact on the Earth,” said Fogg.
Early Voting Basics
The Nov. 3 election is close. You can vote by mail early or in person. In person early voting runs Oct. 17 to Oct. 30, Mondays through Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
If you want to vote by mail, an application is on the town’s webpage, eastham-ma.gov, under “Election Information.” Sign and return the application by mail or in person. Applications may also be submitted to the email [email protected] as long as your signature is visible.
An early voting package will be sent to you with a pre-addressed return envelope. Complete the affidavit and mail your ballot to the town clerk’s office or deliver it in person. There is a drop box outside of town hall for this purpose. If you are using the U.S. mail allow one week before Nov. 3 for delivery. —Linda Culhane