Some Provincetown meetings are in-person only, some are remote only, and some are a hybrid where you can choose to participate in person or through a remote link. Go to provincetown-ma.gov, click on the meeting you want to watch, and follow the instructions on the agenda.
Monday, August 23
- Community Housing Council, Town Hall, 4 p.m.
- Select Board, Town Hall, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 24
- Licensing Board, Town Hall, 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, August 25
- Local Comprehensive Plan Committee, Remote, 1 p.m.
- Public Pier Corporation, 5 p.m.
Thursday, August 26
- Planning Board, Town Hall, 6 p.m.
Aug. 25 Deadline for Sal’s
Judge Michael Vhay of Mass. Land Court has given the owners of Sal’s Place restaurant until Aug. 25 to show cause for why he should not extend the fines he has already levied against them for various violations related to their use of a neighbor’s property. The fines fall into three categories: two are for seating diners on the beach behind their neighbor’s home, and one is for the use of a parking easement belonging to the neighbor, Gregory Connors.
Because of indoor dining restrictions during the pandemic, Sal’s was given permission by the select board in 2020 to seat diners on the beach, and the Carew family — the owners of the restaurant — began using the area behind Connors’s house as well. The Carews have also used the parking easement between the properties.
In May 2021, Judge Vhay issued an injunction against the Carews’ use of both the parking easement and the beach area behind Connors’s house, but they have continued operating in both areas.
Following a trial on Aug. 11, Judge Vhay laid out fines totalling $7,200 to be paid by Siobhan Carew for violations between July 23 to July 28.
Vhay has also held Siobhan Carew in contempt of court. The judge ordered that Connors’s attorney’s fees be paid by Carew.
The restaurant owners are now in danger of being fined an additional $2,000 a day for continuing to violate the injunction between July 29 and Aug. 11. —Sophie Hills