Meetings are held remotely. Go to provincetown-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch.
Thursday, July 2
- Scholarship & Trust Administration Committee, 3:30 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 7
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m.
As of June 25, there were zero active cases of the coronavirus in Provincetown, one death, and 28 additional cases considered recovered.
Sal’s Place Needs Structural Support
The controversial restaurant has still not opened this summer, but Sal’s Place will come before the conservation commission on July 7 at 6 p.m. The owner, Siobhan Carew, and manager Michela Carew-Murphy are asking the commission for permission to make structural repairs, including installation of 15 helical piles for support under and inside the restaurant, according to the meeting agenda. They need permission because the construction is within the buffer zone of a coastal beach.
The waterfront restaurant has been at the center of one conflict or another ever since the Carews purchased 99 Commercial St., a historic restaurant in the West End, in 2016. Michela Carew-Murphy has accused her neighbors, including one resident living at 101 Commercial and three others living on the dock that’s part of the condominium association with the restaurant, of conspiring to harass the restaurant with lawsuits and the removal of an outdoor deck. Her neighbors have counterclaimed that she has lied about them in social media posts that generated a large amount of support from the restaurant’s fans.
Along the way, the restaurateurs rebuilt their deck without a building permit in 2018, and subsequently received a variance to allow it to be used. In 2019, Michela Carew-Murphy ran unsuccessfully for the select board. She said she had received a degree from the London School of Economics, but the university has no record of her having attended. —K.C. Myers