Some meetings are in person, some online, and some are both. Go to provincetown-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch to see if a remote option is available.
Thursday, Nov. 4
- Water and Sewer Board, 2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Community Center
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Monday, Nov. 8
- Public Landscape Committee, 3 p.m., Town Hall
- Select Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 9
- Human Services Committee, 5:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Community Center
- Licensing Board, 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 10
- Historical Commission, 5 p.m.
- Human Services Committee, 5:30 p.m.
- Local Comprehensive Plan Committee, 1 p.m., virtual
- Public Pier Corp., 5 p.m.
VFW Demolition Set
The Lewis A. Young Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3152 building at 3 Jerome Smith Road is scheduled to be demolished on Nov. 8, said DPW Director Richard Waldo.
The VFW organization sold the building to the town in 2013 for $900,000, and it has sat vacant ever since as the community debated its future. That site has been proposed for a police station, a fire station annex, and, finally, for affordable rental housing.
The Community Builders, a Boston-based developer, won the bid to construct 47 units at the 1.3-acre site last month. These will be apartments for a wide range of income levels. The current housing shortage is across all price points. This proposal includes market-rate units, which gave it the winning edge.
GFM Enterprises is under contract to demolish the building for $68,000, Waldo said.
The post, constructed in 1959, was named for Lewis Armstrong Young. Born in 1896 to Provincetown natives, Young died in 1918 in France, a casualty of the influenza pandemic. He was a member of the Naval Reserve Force and assigned to the U.S.S. Marietta, a schooner-rigged gunboat. He died aboard the Marietta and was later returned to Provincetown and buried with full military honors, according to a story by Amy Whorf McGuiggan that ran in these pages on March 19, 2020. —K.C. Myers
Veterans Day Events
Provincetown’s Veterans Day program will be held Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. on MacMillan Pier, commemorating the armistice declared at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, at the end of World War I. Nov. 11 became a federal holiday in 1938.
The program will include the placing of a memorial wreath to honor all service members, and casting of a wreath upon the sea to honor those who served in seagoing services. An honor guard of the U.S. Coast Guard and Provincetown Police Dept. with present the colors, and following introductions by Jim Keefe the Rev. Edgar Miranda will offers prayers and Denise Russell will sing the national anthem and “Amazing Grace.” Thomas Steele, commander of the American Legion, will present remarks and Mike Coelho will play “Taps.”