Meetings are held remotely. Go to provincetown-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch.
Thursday, Sept. 10
- Animal Welfare Committee, 12 noon
- Public Pier Corp., 2 p.m.
- Provincetown School Committee, 5 p.m.
- Finance Committee, 4 p.m.
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 11
- Recycling & Renewable Energy Committee, 10 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 14
- Select Board, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m.
- Licensing Board, 3 p.m.
- Year-Round Rental Housing Board of Trustees, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
- Historic District Commission, 4 p.m.
- Town Meeting Town Forum, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 17
- Scholarship & Trust Administration Committee, 3 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
As of Sept. 8, there were zero active cases of Covid-19 in town, 32 cases considered recovered, and one death.
Fire at Sal’s Place
A candle was the source of a fire that caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the waterfront restaurant Sal’s Place on Monday, Sept. 7 shortly after 6 p.m., said Fire Chief Michael Trovato.
“Evidently they were using live candles in the bathroom, which I don’t want them to do and told them to stop doing,” Trovato said.
He thinks something, perhaps a hand towel, fell on the candle and flames went up the wall. The staff of the restaurant emptied three dry chemical fire extinguishers but then called the fire dept. Firefighters detected hot spots in the ceiling, walls, and roof, Trovato said.
In the end, the health agent closed the business until it can be cleaned and repairs made to the electrical system, roof, and walls, the chief said.
He noted that the restaurant staff did the right thing by calling the fire dept. even though it appeared they had doused all flames.
Swim for Life, Wherever You Are
About 200 swimmers are registered for the 33rd Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, the fund-raising event that usually takes over Provincetown Harbor on the Saturday after Labor Day, as hundreds of swimmers cross from Long Point to the beach at the Boatslip Resort.
But this year, the registered swimmers are doing their own swims, jogs, or rowing challenges wherever they live, while raising money for various nonprofits who count on the Swim as an annual funding source. These organizations include Helping Our Women, the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, and Outer Cape Health Services.
To get into the spirit of the day there be a virtual event, scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon, which will air on the Swim for Life Facebook page and on Provincetown TV. It will be co-hosted by Swim founder Jay Critchley and Ginny Binder, who is chair of the Provincetown Community Compact, the sponsor of Swim for Life and other charities. The event will include archival footage of the Swim, music by Zoe Lewis, awards, and special guests.
This year, Marianne Clements, vice president of human services at Seamen’s Bank and a dedicated Swim for Life volunteer, will receive the annual Swim for Life David Asher Volunteer Award, stated Critchley in a press release.
Clements is the current chair of the Provincetown Personnel Board, former chair and current member of the Provincetown Planning Board, and former member of the Provincetown Zoning Board of Appeals. She is also a board member of Pilgrim Bark Park and the Provincetown Film Society. She was a board member and past chair of Helping Our Women.
For more information contact: www.swim4life.org.
9-11 Ceremony for Sept. 11th Will Be Private
Provincetown police and fire personnel will remember those first responders and civilians who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Penn. But this year, the public is not invited to the ceremony due to the pandemic.
The event takes place for invited public safety personnel on Friday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. at Motta Field, according to the organizer, Jim Keefe. —K.C. Myers