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, May 12
- Economic Development Committee, 9:30 a.m.
- Climate Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
- Housing Authority, 4:15 p.m.
Monday, May 16
- Commission on Disabilities, 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
- Select Board, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18
- Cemetery Commission, 9 a.m., Town Hall
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Read-a-Thon, Home Stretch
Over the last couple of months, Truro Central School students have been hard at work, trying to hit a 1,000-book read-a-thon goal. As of May 5, the kids had racked up 927 books. That’s about 124,725 pages, Principal Patrick Riley announced at that day’s school committee meeting.
The school had set some goals for the students. After reading a certain number of books, the kids got to turn paper plates, pipe cleaners, and craft supplies into sea creatures like sharks and jellyfish, which they then hung up as marine-themed decorations for the school library.
At the end of April, students from all grades collaborated on some larger murals. “It’s great to see everyone working in that manner together again,” committee member Christine Roderick remarked. “It’s been a long time since we’ve seen anything like that.”
Council on Aging Updates
The council on aging board has achieved a quorum after spending the past year trying to fill the seats of three long-serving members who retired. The board currently has six members — Dan Schreiner, Sue Girard-Irwin, Myles Mackay, Apryl Shenk, Carol Bishop, and Kat Black — and one vacant position.
Damion Clements, the town recreation and beach director, is still listed on the town website as the interim COA director. He took over after former director Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe took a leave of absence in the fall, according to the Nov.-Dec. 2021 issue of council’s newsletter. Town Manager Darrin Tangeman told the Independent to stay tuned to what may become of this position. “We will be finalizing changes to the organizational structure in the next few weeks,” Tangeman said. —Jasmine Lu