Road Work - Route 28 (Falmouth Road) Near Bearse’s Way

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has begun their roadway improvements for the ‘Route 28 Intersection Improvements at Bearse’s Way’ as scheduled. The next phase of work will begin January 30th and end February 10th in the eastbound lane of Route 28 between 267 & 307 Falmouth Road. Starting January 30, 2017, the eastbound lane of Route 28 will be detoured at the intersection of Route 28 and Bearse’s Way.  Traffic will be directed south on Bearse’s Way, then directed northeast up Walton Avenue. The end of the detour will occur as traffic migrates back to Route 28. Traffic to local businesses will be allowed access. Traffic during construction operations will be delayed and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work. The work hours will be between the hours of 6:30 AM and 4:00 PM. As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas and detour routes and follow posted safety and detour signs.


Board of Health Regulations Regarding Lifeguard Rules at Swimming Pools

On Tuesday, the Board of Health revisited the current trial period of having no lifeguard at swimming pools (for those who have 75 units or less) which was scheduled to expire on January 31, 2017.  There was a good discussion between the Board and pool permit holders.  The Board voted in favor of extending the expiration date for the trial period to April 30, 2017.  The Board continued the item to the February 28, 2017 Board of Health meeting for a vote at that time.  To view the Board of Health hearing, click here


Friendly Reminders from the Marine & Environmental Affairs Office

The following deadlines are fast approaching:

Slip renewal deposit invoices due: January 31st

Marina waiting list renewals due: February 15th

Mooring Permit Waiting List due: February 15th

Mooring Permit Renewals due: February 28th

Renew early to avoid missing the deadlines.  Any questions see our webpage or call our office at (508) 790-6273.


2017 Parking Permits/Beach Stickers

The Recreation Division 2017 Parking Permits are now available through our mail-in process.  For those of you that supplied Barnstable Recreation with your e-mail address, you should be receiving your application via e-mail.  If you do not receive it, or did not supply an e-mail address, applications may be downloaded from our website.  In order to reduce our postage costs, we will not be sending out applications via the postal system.  If you do not have access to a printer and need an application mailed to you, please feel free to submit your request in writing (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can mail the application to you) to: Town of Barnstable – Parking Permits, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA  02601.


BHS and JFK:  Artistically Honoring Our Past

On Tuesday, February 7th, at 5:00 PM in the main lobby of Barnstable High School, Abby Fay’s Fine Arts III students will host an art reception displaying artwork inspired by a recent visit to the JFK Museum on Main Street in Hyannis.  Museum Education Director Jennifer Pappalardo and Executive Director John Allen took the class on a behind the scenes tour of the museum where students not only learned about the life and times of the Kennedy family but also saw firsthand what it took to curate and exhibit a successful and cohesive show. Students then took what they gleaned from that day to create an original artwork based on any aspect of the personal and political life of JFK or his family members to which the students were personally connected.  This exhibit is completely curated by the students; they made choices about the artwork, text, artifacts, and photographs from the JFK Museum displayed in the show.


Looking for a Job?  The Town of Barnstable is a Great Place to Work.

You can now apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the “Apply” link.  If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a username and password.  After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the “Build Job Application” link.  This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.  To see what positions are currently available, click here.

Cape Cod Commission Meeting Regarding Planning In and Around Hyannis

The Cape Cod Commission staff has scheduled several meetings regarding planning in and around Hyannis.  There is a meeting scheduled for February 6, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Barnstable Senior Center (825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis) for anyone would like to attend.


Do You Have an Uncashed Town of Barnstable Check?

The Treasurer of the Town of Barnstable has issued a list of Owners of Checks previously issued by the Town which have not been cashed. This list along with information on how to claim these funds can be found on the Town of Barnstable Website at on the Homepage under the Notifications Section or by calling the Town of Barnstable Treasurer’s Office at 508.862.4653.


Adult Supportive Day Program at the Barnstable Senior Center

If you are a caregiver in need of respite, or a senior who may benefit from the Adult Supportive Day (ASD) Program, we would be happy to meet with you to discuss how we may meet your needs.  ASD offers the following:  assists elders in maintaining their independence and remain active while aging in place in the community; offers structured and stimulating activities in a safe environment, with a focus on socialization, cognitive skills and physical well-being; provides respite and peace of mind for caregivers and families; caregiver supports/referrals are available; and professional, caring and experienced staff.  For more information, call 508-862-4765 to schedule a tour and a Free Trial Day.


National Grid Upgrading Natural Gas Main in Hyannis

Work will cause roadway disruption

National Grid and NEUCO have begun a gas main replacement project in downtown Hyannis. Improvements include marking of underground utilities, excavation of the street, and installation of a new gas main. Work will be ongoing, weather permitting. Gas main infrastructure upgrade work will occur in the area of 93-420 South Street; 70-110 High School Road; 10-50 Ocean Street; 500 Old Colony Road, Hyannis. Work began on November 30 and is expected to continue through June, 2017. Operations will start promptly at 7:00 AM and run until 4:30 PM Monday through Saturday.  As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the construction areas and follow posted safety signs.


Stay Informed During a Storm
The Town of Barnstable has numerous ways we communicate with residents during a storm event.  The Storm Alert feature our website will be activated and the DPW will share actual road plowing activities through FleetSphere.  Also available to residents is a storm information line, accessed by dialing 508-862-INFO (4636). The phone line is updated with the same information provided by the DPW.  Our Town’s social media sites on Facebook and Twitter are also updated during a storm event.  The 2017 Department of Public Works Snow and Ice Brochure is out. You can view the brochure here.


News Programming Changes on Channel 18

Channel 18 is working to make it even easier to get your local news. To do that the government access station is streamlining news content into one half hour news program Barnstable Today. Barnstable Today will feature news about board, committee and commission meetings, interviews with town leaders and will include arts and culture segments as well. For your convenience there are six times you can view Barnstable Today. The program will air weekdays at 8:00 am, 8:30 am, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 11:00 pm, and 11:30 pm.


Last week’s question:  Today is Inauguration Day.  When did January 20th officially become Inauguration Day?  We received a number of correct answers on this question –January 20th officially became Inauguration Day in 1937.


This Week’s Question:  What year did Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds Golf Course open?  Email your answer here



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