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Police Chief, Town Manager and Selectmen Chair to step down in 2007

Published: Thu September 07, 2006
By: Straight Dope

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Police Chief Ted Meyer on Tuesday announced his intention to retire when his contract expires in four months, citing a lack of support from selectmen.

Meyer had been in negotiations with the town to extend his five-year contract, which expires on Jan. 13, until 2008, when Meyer will reach the state police association mandatory retirement age of 65.

“However with the current state of some events beyond my control, I believe it is in the best interest of the town, the [police] department and my family to conclude my five years of service…

Pitching travel to Provincetown - Getting the message out

Published: Sun August 13, 2006
By: Straight Dope

By Adrienne P. Samuels | Boston Globe Staff

When gay culture goes mainstream, what does a gay mecca do?

Provincetown is looking for answers. Once among the handful of places where gays could vacation and be comfortable, the bohemian beach resort is worrying that its core market may dwindle as gay travelers discover new destinations.

As a result, the town is quietly promoting another side of itself. It is trying to reach gay families and straight audiences, playing up historical attractions and plentiful family-oriented activities.

``As gay civil rights advance, Provincetown’s exclusivity as…

Gay TV network LOGO a no go for Provincetown realty show

Published: Sat May 13, 2006
By: Straight Dope

Town Online | By Steve Desroches

Only a few weeks before filming was suppose to start LOGO, a gay and lesbian cable network, decided to axe the idea of a Provincetown based reality show.

The network, which currently has about 10 million viewers across the country, never actually bought the idea for “P’town” from Go-Go Lucky Productions, but gave every indication that they were interested, say those close to the show.

“Two weeks ago they called asking for images for their website,” said Bill Schneider, Provincetown tourism director who worked closely with the production crew…

Provincetown VSB and Economic Development Council to merge?

Published: Thu May 11, 2006
By: Straight Dope

By Pru Sowers | Provincetown Banner

The Visitor Services Board and Economic Development Council agreed last week to combine forces to draw up a proclamation of how to revive tourism in town to present to selectmen.

The idea is to present cogent ideas to the selectmen as they go into the next budget cycle in the hopes of convincing them to fund several projects aimed at boosting tourism in town, according to Lynne Davies, VSB chair. As local business owners warily await a summer season that some believe will show a continued downturn in the number of…
more… | by Ed Salvato with Justin Ocean

Since 1992, our annual awards have recognized the best of the best in gay travel. Formerly known as the OUT&ABOUT Editor’s Choice Awards, the 2006 PlanetOut Travel Awards shine a well-deserved spotlight on the best destinations, resorts, airlines and more. Check out the finalists in each of the following categories by clicking on the links below. At the end of May, we will announce our winners.

In terms of sheer density of gayness, the following five cities represent the best “resort” destinations for the queer traveler. From hordes of…

Provincetown town manager Keith Bergman to move on

Published: Wed April 26, 2006
By: Straight Dope

Cape Cod Times | By ERIC WILLIAMS

After 16 years as Provincetown’s town manager, Keith Bergman, known for bow ties, hand-held high-tech devices and creative penny pinching, has announced he will not seek an extension of his contract.

‘’No one holds this job for life,’’ Bergman told the selectmen last night. ‘’And if the average tenure of my 11 predecessors from 1954 to 1989 was three years, then - at more than 16 years - I have already held this job for several lifetimes.’’

The natty Bergman, perhaps the most sartorially splendid town official in…

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