Most meetings in Eastham are in-person, typically with an online-attendance option for both committee members and residents. Go to eastham-ma.gov and click on the meeting you are interested in for details.
Thursday, Feb. 9
- Board of Assessors, 11 a.m., Town Hall
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m., Middle School Auditorium
Monday, Feb. 13
- Search Committee, 10 a.m., Town Hall
- Climate Action Committee, 5 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, Feb. 14
- Conservation Commission, 8:15 a.m., Town Hall
- Task Force on Residential Zoning, 4:30 p.m., Town Hall
- Library Board of Trustees, 5 p.m., Public Library
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Wednesday, Feb. 15
- Open Space Committee, 3 p.m., Town Hall
- Finance Committee, 5 p.m., Town Hall
- Planning Board, 5 p.m., Town Hall
School Is Damaged
Kids got three “snow” days when the Feb. 3 deep freeze caused a main sprinkler system pipe in the new wing of Eastham Elementary School to burst. The school was expected to reopen on Thursday, Feb. 9, said Principal Bill Crosby on Tuesday.
The second-, third-, and fourth-grade classrooms were heavily damaged and will remain closed for weeks, Crosby said. Those grades will have to move to another part of the school while contractors tear down sheetrock and make repairs. Books, papers, and projects will be harder to replace.
“It’s been very emotional,” said Nauset Supt. Brooke Clenchy. “The teachers lost a lot of treasures.”
The leak shorted the alarm system, so officials were not immediately alerted, she added. Custodians discovered the trouble on Saturday as well as a less severe burst pipe problem at Eddy Elementary School in Brewster, Clenchy said.
“A shout-out to the custodians who were able to save most of our IT equipment,” Clenchy said.
The elementary school is owned by the town, though it is run by the district, so the town will have to pay for repairs. Town Administrator Jacqui Beebe said she does not know the cost and is waiting for an insurance claim to be processed. —K.C. Myers