May 20, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer
Adrienne Ramsey, a member of the Recreation Commission, was appointed on an interim basis to replace Bathing Beach Trustee Chris Daly -- who stepped down recently -- during a joint Trustees and Select Board meeting this week. A permanent appointment will be made at the next Annual Town Meeting.
Ramsey, a former member of the Harbor Development Committee, is the mother of three Foster School students.
When asked to share her ideas about how to enhance the Bathing Beach area, Ramsey suggested in part adding educational programs to complement the historical plaques that line the boardwalk, science activities for schoolchildren, adult fitness classes, and offerings for seniors at the harbor.
Improving pedestrian access to the waterfront to make it more user-friendly tops her list of recommendations.
The other candidate was former Harbor Development Committee member Bruce MacAloney, who now sits on the Public Safety Facility Building Committee.
Among his suggestions when interviewed was making the Bathing Beach area "a better place to go" by improving its appearance, for one thing, and perhaps adding a play area for children.
The Trustees and Select Board members all agreed that it was a tough decision between two qualified candidates.