Most meetings in Truro are remote. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Thursday, April 28
- Climate Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
- Truro School Council, 3:30 p.m.
- Truro School Committee, 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 30
- Annual Town Meeting, 10 a.m., Truro Central School Ballfield (rain date: Sunday, May 1)
Monday, May 2
- Conservation Commission, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 3
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4
- Local Comprehensive Planning Committee, 10 a.m.
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Dan Smith, the chair of the shellfish advisory committee, came before the select board on April 26 and presented some promising news from Pamet Harbor. The committee is still monitoring the soft-shell clam restoration begun several years ago and has found that the fishery has been “naturally expanding,” Smith said. “We’re seeing a lot of small, immature soft-shell clams coming along.”
The shellfish dept. purchased about 12,000 legal market-size oysters, which they spread around Pamet Harbor last fall. This initiative was funded by a $10,000 grant the town received from the MIT Sea Grant Programs, a sum that allowed the department to “beef up our oyster stock without actually spending any town dollars to do so,” Smith said.
Recreational shellfishing license sales also hit “another all-time high” this past year, in terms of both the number of licenses sold and the dollars generated from the sales. “It appears as though people are finding out about the little gem of a fishery we have here in the Pamet, as well as along the bay beaches,” Smith said. —Jasmine Lu