Thursday, Jan. 16
- Herring River Executive Council, 3 p.m., Council on Aging
Monday, Jan. 20
- Town Hall closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, Jan. 21
- Community-wide Production Information Session, 6 p.m., Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
Bacon Won’t Run Again
Kathleen Bacon announced at the Jan. 7 select board meeting that she would not run for a second term on the board this spring.
“I am at a point in my life where I would like to be able to do other things,” Bacon said. “There is much work ahead and this is not by any means a small job. To those of you who sought me out without complaint, bless you. Know that it meant the world to me. All of your support and thanks during my three years as a selectman never made this a thankless job for me. For me, it’s onward.”
“I’m dismayed to hear it,” said Chair Janet Reinhart. “You play a very important role in this community.”
Board member Michael DeVasto noted that Bacon had spearheaded the effort to designate the town property at 95 Lawrence Road for affordable housing. “Everyone should be thankful for her good work,” he said.
Bacon’s three-year term on the five-person select board is the only one that is expiring this year. The annual town election will be held on Monday, May 4. Those interested in running for the position must take out nomination papers, available in the town clerk’s office, by March 6 and file them with the clerk by March 30.
A Community Show
An information session for an early spring community theater production is taking place on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. The project is a collaboration between the Wellfleet Recreation Dept. and the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, where Tuesday’s meeting will be held.
Actors and musicians of all ages are invited to participate. It may be one play or a series of short plays, according to the organizers. Performances will take place on March 27 and 28 and April 3 and 4.
For more information call the recreation dept. at 508-349-0314. —Edward Miller