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, Feb. 3
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 8
- Licensing Board, 5:15 p.m.
- Select Board, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
- Cemetery Commission, 3 p.m.
- Community Preservation Committee, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 10
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
Virtual Support Groups
The Provincetown Covid-19 Task Force is offering a free clinician-led virtual community drop-in support group every week.
There are to be two groups — one for adults and another designed for youth ages 16 to 24. The adult group meets on Mondays at 6 p.m., and the youth group’s start date has not been announced. The groups will meet weekly until March.
Jeff Driskell, a licensed social worker, is the facilitator. The groups are being created because Covid-19 has led to more “depression, anxiety, people not being able to connect, and an increase in isolation,” said Elspeth Slayter, who teaches at Salem State University, lives in Provincetown, and will co-lead the program.
A decision on whether pickleball courts should be opened at the East End basketball courts on Howland Street was postponed until the next recreation committee meeting, following nearly an hour of debate at the Feb.1 meeting.
Committee members said postponement was in order because they needed more time to reach abutters and to refute inaccurate information about the pickleball expansion. For example, the pickleball lines would be painted only on the rear court, said Recreation Director Brandon Motta. It’s also only a short-term solution until Motta Field is renovated to include more pickleball options.
Before Tuesday’s meeting, the committee received 28 letters opposing the expansion and two letters supporting it. When the meeting was opened to public comment, nearly two dozen people offered diverging views on pickleball’s future in the East End neighborhood.
Those against expansion said pickleball players would intimidate basketball players, take away space from families, and add noise to a quiet part of town. Those in favor said more space for pickleball would lower congestion at other courts and build community. —Michaela Chesin