Most meetings are being held in person, but some are still remote or virtual. Go to eastham-ma.gov/calendar-by-event-type/16 and click on the meeting you are interested in to learn about meeting locations and any remote options that may be offered.
Monday, March 21
- Capital Projects Committee, 9 a.m., Town Hall
- Capital Projects Committee, 1 p.m., Town Hall
- Select Board, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, March 22
- Zoning Task Force, 4 p.m., virtual
- Cape Cod Commission public hearing, 5:30 p.m., virtual
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., virtual
Wednesday, March 23
- Planning Board, 4 p.m., Town Hall
Thursday, March 24
- Council on Aging Board of Directors, 9:30 a.m., Town Hall
Food for Veterans
Editor’s note: Due to a fact-checking error, an earlier version of this article, published in print on March 17, incorrectly reported the date of the first mobile food pantry at the Elks Lodge. It is Tuesday, March 22.
Starting March 22, the Hyannis-based Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center (CIVOC) will launch a mobile food pantry for veterans at the Eastham-Orleans Elks Lodge at 10 McKoy Road, Eastham.
The mobile pantry will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. CIVOC will offer Cape veterans a variety of fresh produce and meat, in addition to nonperishable goods, according to an announcement from the center.
CIVOC also offers a weekly food distribution for veterans in Hyannis at 247 Stevens St., Suite E, on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Veterans should bring a DD214 or a VA ID card to the food pantry.
For more information, visit capeveterans.com or call 508-778-1590. —Cam Blair
Nauset Budget Approved
The Nauset Regional School Committee on March 10 unanimously approved the middle and high school operating budget for the 2022-23 school year. At $26.7 million, the budget is up 5.31 percent from last year.
Nauset Director of Finance and Operations Giovanna Venditti said in the March 3 regional school committee meeting that the main drivers of the increase included payments of tuition to send students to other districts through school choice and to attend charter schools; out-of-district placements for students with special needs; transportation costs; insurance costs; and the creation of the position of regional facilities director, who would supervise the facilities at the middle and high schools.
Student enrollment levels at the schools have shifted but not decreased. There are 10 fewer students from Wellfleet and two fewer from Brewster enrolled for the next school year. But 27 additional students from Orleans enrolled, making for an overall 15-student increase, according to minutes of the March 3 regional school committee meeting. The Independent has reported that over the past 10 years the student population decreased 6 percent at the middle school and 12 percent at the high school.
This budget does not include the elementary school budgets for each of the four district towns. Residents of those towns vote on them separately.
Supporting documents from the two meetings are available on the district website —Abbey Dwight