Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito visited Barnstable Town Hall on Friday, July 13th Lt. Governor Polito met with Town Council President Eric Steinhilber and Town Manager Mark Ells. 
They were joined by State Representatives Will Crocker and Randy Hunt.
 Pictured from left to right: 
Assistant Town Manager Andy Clyburn, State Representative Randy Hunt,
Town Manager Mark Ells, Town Council President Eric Steinhilber, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, State Representative Will Crocker, Barnstable Police Sergeants Eric Drifmeyer, Gretchen Allen and Troy Perry.


Portion of Cotuit Bay Closed to Shellfishing Re-opened at Sunrise Friday, July 13th

The Division of Marine Fisheries has re-examined the portion of the waters of Cotuit Bay, in the Town of Barnstable  known as the “waters and flats and all tributaries of Cotuit Bay in the Town of Barnstable, West of a line drawn between the Eastern most extremity of Handy Point and the Eastern most extremity of Bluff Point” which were closed to shellfishing on July 5, 2018 due to the spillage of sewage from a toppled portable restroom at the Cotuit Town Dock and has determined that the area can now be re-opened.  As a result, the status of that area has been changed to “OPEN TO SHELLFISHING“ as of sunrise on July 13, 2018.  The full notice can be read on the Town’s website.


Deepest Sympathies to the Families of Francis Broadhurst and Jack Aylmer

The Town of Barnstable has lost two of its former selectmen during the past week.  Francis I. Broadhurst was elected to the Charter Commission in 1969 for One Year; on June 16, 1987 (Special Town Election) he was elected to a two year term as Selectman for 1987-1989.  Mr. Broadhurst had a storied career as a journalist and was well known for his “Broadhurst Reports” on WQRC.  John (Jack) Aylmer was elected Selectman in 1966 for a three year term; he was reelected in 1969 to 1972.  During his second term as Selectman, Jack Aylmer was elected for his first of six terms as State Senator.  Following his retirement from the Senate, Senator Aylmer was appointed Rear Admiral, U.S. Maritime Services, and President of Massachusetts Maritime Academy.  He was instrumental in starting two Cape Cod Baseball League teams (the Hyannis Mets now Hyannis Harbor Hawks and Bourne).  The press box at McKeon Field is named after him.  Our deepest sympathies go out to the Broadhurst and Aylmer families.


Free Summer Food Service Program at HYCC
The Barnstable Recreation Division and the Hyannis Youth & Community Center are again partnering with St. Mary’s Church, Barnstable to offer free meals and snacks for all children age 18 and under. 
Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis
Every Monday-Friday through August 24, 2018
Lunch: 12:00 PM-12:45 PM           Snack: 3:00-3:30 PM
Movie on Tuesdays 12:30 PM-2:30 PM*
(*ending time depends on movie length)
Fun with Food Activity on Thursdays 12:30 PM-1:30 PM** (**No activity on August 9th)
Contact Mark Boardley at 508-790-6345 ext.116 or


Attention Voters in Precincts 1, 10 and 12

The Town Clerk wants notify all the voters in Precincts 1, 10 and 12 of their new voting locations.  Precinct 1 will be at the Zion Union Church at 805 Attucks Lane in Hyannis; Precincts 10 and 12 will now vote at the Seventh Day Adventist’s Community Building located at 2736 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Marstons Mills.  We are very excited to have these new voting locations to meet the needs of our voters!


Mooring Waiting List Drawing

Centerville River, Cotuit Bay Shores, Cotuit/Cordwood/Oyster Co, East Bay, North Bay

The Harbormaster’s Office will be adding names to the following Mooring Waiting Lists: Centerville River (25 names), Cotuit Bay Shores (25 names), Cotuit Cordwood/Oyster Co (25 names), East Bay (25 names), North Bay (25 names).  Names will be added to the end of the currently active waiting list in chronological order as drawn. Only one entry per individual per area. An individual Town application form must be completed for each area. There is a five dollar ($5) nonrefundable application fee per person, per entry. These waiting lists will again be closed after this drawing.  Entries are now being accepted through 4:15 PM on Monday, July 23, 2018. Only entries received by the Harbormaster’s Office by the deadline will be entered. The drawing will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Town Hall, Hearing Room, 367 Main Street, Hyannis. All names picked from the drawing will have until Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by 4:15 PM to submit the required $25 waiting list fee.  If not received at the Harbormaster’s Office by August 15, 2018 at 4:15 PM, the name will not be placed on the waiting list. All mooring regulations must be followed. Any questions please view the Harbormaster’s web page or contact the Harbormaster’s Office Staff at 508-790-6273.


Recreation Employees of the Year Recognized

At Monday night’s Recreation Commission Meeting, 2017 Employees of the Year were recognized for their efforts during the previous year.  Special Thank You to Hy-Line Cruises for providing a gift certificate for each of this year’s Employees of the Year. Pictured from left to right (front): HYCC Program Manager Joe Izzo, Assistant Recreation Director John Gleason, Aquatics Program Director Tim McGrath, Kevin Turner (Recreation Commission Chair), Colby Phillips (Recreation Employee of the Year), Riley Kussmaul (HYCC Employee of the Year), Nika Dodoly (Lifeguard of the Year), Ryann Varney (Gate Attendant of the Year), Jordan Sales (Leisure Program Employee of the Year), Lily Beal (Beach Aide of the Year), Michelle Davies (Therapeutic Program Coordinator), and Recreation Director Patti Machado. Left to right (back): Recreation Commissioners Richard Sawyer, Rene King, Joseph O’Brien, James Tenaglia, and Renee Dowling.


Target to Open First Cape Cod Store in Hyannis in 2019

On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Target announced plans to open a new store at Cape Cod Mall in 2019 – the retailer’s first store in the Cape Cod area and 47th store in Massachusetts, joining the Medford, Burlington, and Cambridge Porter Square locations opening later this year.   Target signed a lease with Simon Property Group for the approximately 80,000-square-foot store. Nationwide, Target is increasingly opening stores with flexible footprints to serve guests in new areas. The Cape Cod Mall store will be the eighth of these formats in the state, offering many of the same categories guests expect in a full-size store, with a curated assortment of products to match the needs and preferences of the community.   “Target continues to receive a warm reception from our guests throughout Massachusetts, and we look forward to providing a one-of-a-kind shopping experience on the Cape,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Properties, Target. “With a range of products across kids, home, beach and seasonal items, and everyday essentials, this store’s assortment and overall experience are designed especially for Cape Cod residents and seasonal visitors.”  The store’s quick-trip shopping experience will feature:

  • An assortment of kids products, including basics, apparel and toys  
  • A curated selection of home décor with a variety of seasonal items
  • Beach and vacation essentials
  • Services such as a Starbucks and an Order Pickup counter – giving guests the added security of buying online and picking up in a store, where 95 percent of orders are ready in less than an hour.

This store will hire up to 100 team members to help deliver a great shopping experience. Target values the individuals who come together as a team to serve guests in the community, and provides team members with opportunities to build and develop skills for their careers. Target made an investment in its team by raising the minimum hourly wage to $12 for all team members across the country, and has committed to increasing the hourly wage to $15 by the end of 2020. This investment allows Target to continue recruiting and retaining strong team members and to provide an elevated experience for its guests and communities.

“The Town of Barnstable is excited to welcome Target to the Cape Cod Mall. This decision underscores the strong market demand and potential for retail development in the Hyannis area,” said Mark Ells, Barnstable’s Town Manager.  “We are excited about this new anchor tenant of the Cape Cod Mall, and look forward to teaming up with Target to bring an exceptional retail experience to the Cape,” said Jason Huer, mall manager at Simon’s Cape Cod Mall. “This Target will bring goods and services that are tailored to the community, and will be a popular destination for neighborhood residents and visitors alike.”

Doug the Quahog Stopped by the Hyannis Golf Course This Week

On Thursday, July 12th, Cape Cod’s own prognosticator of summer weather stopped by the Hyannis Golf Course to enjoy a perfect summer day.  Thanks for stopping by Doug and keep those sunny days coming!


Discover Barnstable Returns
Back by popular demand, the Gateway Greeter Program has once again partnered with various town departments in developing fun, free interactive talks and activities each week at the Welcome Center Lawn, every Monday and Thursday in July and August! Families are invited to participate in a wide variety of organized and educational activities exploring services and programs which enhances our quality of life and supports the needs of our community.  This year’s participating departments include: Barnstable Municipal Airport, Village Libraries, Public Works, Natural Resources, Senior Services, Golf, Recreation, and Animal Control!  Where:  Bismore Welcome Center, 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA.  When: July & August, Mondays 10:30 AM-11:30 AM and Thursdays 4:30 PM-5:30 PM.  Parking:  Free parking is available at the Town Hall Lot or Paid parking is available directly at Bismore Park.

Barnstable Police Department has Opening for Four Civilian Telecommunications Specialists/Jail Assistants
Job Description:  
The Barnstable Police Department has openings for four (4) Civilian Telecommunications Specialists/Jail Assistants (Police Dispatchers) to commence on or about mid-late Summer. The police department is the primary communications center in the Town, all 911 emergency calls for police, fire, or medical are directed there, as well as non-emergency calls.  Telecommunicators are responsible for answering telephone calls and sending response personnel to the scene.  Also serves as a department receptionist to assist visitors.  Jail assistants monitor all detainees who are held in the holding facility of the police station.
Minimum Qualifications:  Work is performed in a fast paced and stressful environment.  Requires excellent customer service skills and the ability to deal with all demographics. Telecommunicators work 8-hour shifts, 40 hours per week, 4 days on and 2 consecutive days off.  Shift coverage is 24/7, including weekends and holidays; scheduling is at the discretion of the department.  Must be able to work all shifts.  High school diploma or equivalent is required.  Must be at least 18 years of age.  Experience in a position involving extensive work with the public (customer service, etc.) or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Moderate experience with computers is preferred. Must be able to successfully pass a fingerprint-based criminal records check, background investigation, psychological screening, physical, and drug screening prior to hire. Position may be subject to random drug testing. Must be able to adhere to the policies and procedures of the police department and complete duties as directed.  Must be able to adhere to the personal and professional standards set forth in the Civilian Code of Ethics; be trustworthy; and respectful of the police department and officers. CPR, AED, and First Aid trained or have the ability to become trained.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts 911 Telecommunicator certified, CJIS certified, EMD certified, and suicide prevention trained; otherwise must become certified/trained in these areas within six months of hire. $1,021.12 weekly + benefits. Apply at by 7/20/18 at 4:30 p.m. AA/EOE  *** COMPLETION OF THE POLICE APPLICATION, COVER LETTER, AND RESUME REQUIRED***

Learn to Shellfish Classes! Open to All Ages

Have you ever wanted to learn how to shellfish? Have you been before, but you’re still looking for more tips? Here is your chance!

Barnstable’s Natural Resources Program will offer three FREE shellfishing classes open to the public:

Wednesday, July 18th @ 10:00 AM at Bridge Street Landing, Osterville

Sunday, August 19th @ 1:00 PM at Bridge Street Landing, Osterville

« Natural Resources staff and town shellfish volunteers will be available to assist anyone who wants to learn to dig or just a few more pointers!

« Be prepared to get wet!  The shellfish live in wet sand that gets covered by saltwater when the tide is high.  Waders, hip boots or knee boots would be helpful.  Protective gloves are necessary.

« Shellfish may be taken by hand or rake.  Small (garden) hand rakes and trowels will be allowed for children only.

« Shellfish that are legally harvested with a valid permit may be taken home.


For more information, call Natural Resources during office hours Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM at 508-790-6272 or direct your questions via email to


Save the Date:  Annual Korean War Memorial Event – Friday, July 27th at 10:00 AM

The annual Korean War Memorial event “We Remember the Forgotten War 1950-1953” this year will feature a Special Guest Korean Consul General Kim Yonghyun.  The event will take place on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Veteran’s Beach, 480 Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA.   The Significance of July 27th and 10:00 AM The Armistice Agreement for the Restoration of the South Korean State.  This armistice, signed on July 27, 1953, formally ended the war in Korea. The Korean War, which began on June 25, 1950, when the North Koreans invaded South Korea, officially ended on July 27, 1953.  10:00 AM, which is the time (in the Far East) when the armistice was signed, with the cease fire going into effect at 10:00 PM.  Source: and Larry Cole, Secretary of Korean War Veterans Association, Cape & Islands Chapter 1.


Save the Date – Unity Day Returning – Friday, August 3rd


News from Marine & Environmental Affairs:

·        Blish Point Boat Ramp Barnstable, MA

Price:  $8.00      Weekdays             $10.00    Weekends/Holiday         $100.00 Season Pass

Hours of Operation:  5:00 AM-4:00 PM (hours may vary)

·        Call the Harbormasters Office at 508-790-6273 if you have any questions.

·        The Barnstable Pumpout Boats are in service for the boating season through Columbus Day.  The boats are running seven days a week and can be easily identified.  Both boats are white center console vessels with the lettering “HARBORMASTER” on both sides.  The Pumpout boats monitor VHF Channels 16 and 09 during operating hours.  Please continue to schedule pumpouts by sending an email to or call the Harbormaster’s office at 508-790-6273.  It is helpful to schedule pumpouts in advance.  The shore-side pumpout is available in Hyannis Harbor as well as Barnstable Harbor through October.

·        As a reminder, no motorized vessel, no vessel greater than 12 feet in length overall and no vessel greater than 5 feet in beam may be placed on any Town Way to Water.  Any vessel must include owner contact information.  More details may be found here

·        Transient dockage is available at Town Owned Marinas.  Contact the Dockmasters:  Barnstable Harbor Marina 508-326-1836; Bismore Park Marina 508-790-6327; Gateway Marina 508-790-6327; The Marina at Prince Cove 508-420-3267; Harbormaster Office 508-790-6273.


Change to Recycling – Effective July 1st
Due to changes in the global recycling markets, the Transfer Station & Recycling Center will be adjusting our operations in response to these changes. Effective July 1, 2018, residents are required to separate cans in their recycling and place them in the “cans only” recycling containers, similar to the way corrugated cardboard is already separated. New signs will be placed to help with this change. We appreciate your cooperation and help to keep transfer station costs as low as possible for our customers.

Friendly Reminder: FY2019 Transfer Station Stickers Required July 1st

The Transfer Station’s FY19 stickers went on sale on May 1, 2018. The cost for the residential Transfer Station sticker is $250.00 for the first vehicle and $25.00 for the second vehicle. The residential Recycle Only sticker is available and is free of charge. Both stickers are available in the Office at the Transfer Station & Recycling Center, 7 days a week from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. You must be a resident of Barnstable with a valid vehicle registration to obtain either sticker. Additional documentation may be required for proof of residency. The new sticker is required by July 1, 2018.


Town Manager Approves Use of Town Property Guidebook

The Town of Barnstable welcomes and celebrates events that promote Barnstable’s quality of life and unique character of the seven villages of the Town. Town properties and facilities within the seven villages are available for use with an event permit that offers unique opportunities to complement and enhance your event.  Barnstable Town Manager Mark Ells has adopted a Special Event on Town Property Guidebook containing procedures to assist with navigating through the permitting process. In addition, beer and wine is now permissible for special events through an enhanced permit application for the Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis Harbor Overlook and the HyArts Campus buildings. Whether a small family gathering or a large production, our team is committed to working with our resident and visitor event organizers to ensure a streamlined process providing a positive experience from start to finish. To obtain your copy of the guidebook please visit our website at  Planning an event on Town Property? Need assistance in understanding the special event permitting process, timeframes, etc.? Please contact Assistant Director of Planning & Development Liz Hartsgrove via email at or call, 508-862-4670.


“Color, Captured,” Painting Exhibition at Barnstable Town Hall

Featuring the work of Eastham artist, Joan Lockhart, July 2nd to August 3rd, 2018

The "Art on Loan" program displays the works of local artists on meeting room walls in Barnstable Town Hall.   “Color, Captured,” featuring the paintings of Joan Lockhart, will be on display from July 2 – August 3, 2018, and features landscapes, still life and figure paintings in the artist’s colorful and impressionistic style. Paintings are displayed in the Barnstable Town Hall Hearing Room and Selectmen's Conference Room, and the exhibition is open to the public.  Town Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 PM-4:30 PM (except State and Federal holidays) and frequently opens during evening hours for scheduled meetings.  Town Hall is located at 367 Main Street, Hyannis. 

The exhibition is open to the public and on display now through August 3 , 2018 in the Barnstable Town Hall Hearing Room and Selectmen’s Conference Room.   Town Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM (except State and Federal holidays) and frequently opens during evening hours for scheduled meetings. 

For more information on the artist, visit email or call 781-507-3845.                                                                     

For more information on this program email Or call 508-862-4767   Program information available at:


Arts & Culture in the Town of Barnstable

Summer time fun is here! Events/ highlights for the 2018 music, theater, festivals and on-going programs scheduled for the next several months in both the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District and some of the many activities in Barnstable Village Cultural District are now available.  Events and programs are added throughout the season so updates will follow, on-line at and on Facebook and Instagram as well.
Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties:
The three shanties at the Harbor Overlook (corner of South and Ocean Street) and the seven shanties at Bismore Park are open for the season-seven days a week, from 11:00 AM, now through October 8th.  The Harbor Overlook will be open weekends in the fall.   Artists change weekly so it’s a must to visit our Cape Cod artists all the time.  Both are beautiful and breezy spots to visit at all hours…including lunch time, get out of the office and take in the sights and sounds outdoors.  Mondays at the Harbor Overlook, and Fridays at Bismore Park, we have live music from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM for lunch time listening!   And, coming soon to the Harbor Overlook more lawn games and a variety of food and artist vendors.  Stay tuned for details. New programs this year include:  On the Hyannis Village Green, Shakespeare Mondays and Salsa dancing and Latin music on Thursday nights. Fun movie themed crafts before the Tuesday night movies are sponsored by Discover Barnstable; and speaking of this program, check out all the new Town Department participants and programs at Bismore Park on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons.   Music abounds downtown with more live music, more days.  Outdoor venues include:  Aselton Park, Bismore Park, Harbor Overlook, Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis Main Street and in Barnstable Village on the Courthouse stage.   On the HyArts Campus:  plenty of themed artist receptions at Gallery Artrio and at Guyer Barn, including all new plays and improv every week.  Of course, there are plenty of programs and events to keep active and entertained year round in all seven villages in the town of Barnstable and you can find many listings at    Many of these programs are made possible in partnership/support from other Town of Barnstable Departments, and organizations including but not limited to:  the Main Street Business Improvement District, Cape Cod Art Center, Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, JFK Kennedy Museum and Love Live Local.


Friday, July 13th at 4:00 PM  Free Yoga

Hey Michael Franti Soulrockers – Come join us for a pre-concert hangout, potluck and kind yoga flow lead by Diane Kovanda before we head over to the show at the Cape Cod Melody Tent.  The event is free, but we’d love if you RSVP so we know you’ll be joining us!  Michael has collaborated with Life is Good to create an exclusive shirt shold only at the Soulrocker Meetups!  Proceeds benefit Do It For The Love.
At the corner of South & Ocean, overlooking Hyannis Harbor:


Hyannis Harbor free concert series, Tuesdays and Fridays, July & August
Bring your blankets, beach chairs and dancing shoes.    *performers subject to change.  No rain dates

All concerts:  6:00-7:30PM: 

July 17:                 Steve Morgan and the Kingfish    
FRIDAYS IN JULY:  sponsored by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod & TD Bank
July 20:                 Paradise Rock

180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park  AND  Hyannis Harbor Overlook, across from Ocean & South
Through October 8, 2018, Columbus Day, then Fall/winter weekends Oct-December

Browse among the seven colorful shanties featuring local artists and artisans who work and sell their wares right from their “seaside studios”.  Artwork varies and artists change weekly. Frequently artists open early and stay late. 

Through Oct 8th:  11:00 AM–at least 8:00 PM*
                                 * until Labor Day, then hours are until at least 6:00pm through Columbus Day
EXTENDED HOURS at Harbor Overlook Shanties:
WEEKENDS, October 12 through December 24, 2018  10:00 AM-3:00 PM*  hours & dates subject to

LIVE MUSIC at the HyArts Artist Shanties – Every Monday * Thursday * Friday* Saturday:
*performers subject to change. No rain dates except for the Live Lunch series
MONDAYS: LIVE LUNCH at the Shanties:

HYANNIS HARBOR OVERLOOK, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM   July 2-August 27; *rain date, Thursdays

July 16:  Ken Silvia

THURSDAYS:  LOVE LISTEN LOCAL:  Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series
HYANNIS HARBOR OVERLOOK,   6:00-7:30 PM   July 5-August 23, 2018

July 19:  Kathleen Healy  

FRIDAYS:  LIVE LUNCH at the Shanties:
BISMORE PARK, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM July 6-August 24, 2018     *rain date, Thursdays
July 20:   Ken Silvia          

SATURDAYS: LOVE LISTEN LOCAL:  Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series                                  

BISMORE PARK,   6:00-7:30 PM   July 8-August 26, 2018

July 21:            Kim Moberg        

Hyannis Harbor Hawks Pizza Fest-Saturday, July 14: Hyannis Village Green noon-4:00 PM
Try all different types of pizza & many kid friendly activities. Make sure you bring your glove and ball; the Hyannis Harbor Hawks players will be signing autographs and playing catch.
Moonlighters Big Band, “2nd Saturday Swing”
-Hyannis Village Green Bandstand
Saturday, July 14 and Saturday, August 11, 7:00-8:30 PM
An 18-piece dance orchestra, their music spans the generations.


Shakespeare under the Stars! "The Tempest" Monday, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, 6:30-8:30 PM
Bring blankets and beach chairs for a brilliant Bard performance, appropriate for all ages.
Presented by the Tilden Arts Center & Cape Cod Community College


Movies on the Green in JULY/AUGUST:  DUSK (around 8:15-8:30 PM)
Bring blankets and chairs & enjoy a movie under the stars.

July 17:  SMURFS
Discover Barnstable on the Hyannis Village Green Bandstand 7:00-8:00 PM
Before the movie on the big screen, spend time with fun crafts themed with each week’s movie.

AND on July 31, from 7:30 to 8:00 PM for the Cape Youth Orchestra special ensemble delights with musical performance and hands-on instrument petting zoo before the movie starts.

Singer songwriter series along Main Street -5:30-7:00 PM: 

Now through August 22, along the street: JFK Museum, near Palio’s Pizzeria and by the Carousel.

Hyannis Public Library Talks and Tunes-at the Hyannis Public Library: 6:00-7:00 PM: 
June through September 5:  speakers featured right at Hyannis Public Library pre-band concert.
Barnstable Town Band –Town Green Bandstand: 7:00-8:30 PM
Hometown music charm at its best!   Now through August 29, 2018, regular time, 7:00-8:30 PM
Tai Chi
at the Hyannis Village Green Bandstand:
10:00-11:00 AM

Now through August 2: Find your Zen with this slow paced, relaxing instructional class

Salsa on the Green: 6:30-8:30 PM
July 19, July 26 and August 2, 9, 16     Salsa Dancing with Doug and Kimberlee McHugh of Ballroom Bliss. Try a mini-lesson and then dance the summer night away to a variety of Latin dance music. Open to all ages, kids are welcome too!  Not a dancer, come and listen to wonderful Latin music.
Jazzy music & Artisan stroll along Main Street: 7:00-9:00 PM  July 5–August 23  
Wakenhammer’s Carousel & Arcade:  Now through August 11, 7:00-8:00 PM at the Carousel Stage:
July 14: Brazilian Jazz; July 21: juggling; July 28:  TBA
August 4:  Theater under the Stars; August 11: Clayton Restaino Blues


Summer Trolley on Main Street Hyannis
Runs daily 10:30 AM-7:00 PM, approximately every 30 minutes with a large loop and stops along Main Street, harbor front, Kennedy Memorial, end of June through Labor Day. 
You don’t have to be at a stop—just flag it down and hop on. 

Kennedy  Legacy Walking Trail   Daily. Free. Year Round
This is a self-guided 10 stop walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis significant to the Kennedy family.    The entire walking trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order.  Brochures with a map of the sites can be downloaded at, and are also available at the JFK Hyannis Museum at 397 Main Street, Hyannis.

HYANNIS HYARTS CAMPUS: Where art is ‘cultured’ -On the corner of Pearl and South Street
Community Art Space-Guyer Barn; artist work studios @ 46 & 50; Gallery Artrio
Open YEAR ROUND, hours vary

·        46 Pearl Street-STUDIO 46:  Artist in Resident Mellissa Morris    

·        Pottery Studio-BASS RIVER POTTERY: 
Meet Potter Jean-Marie O’Clair who works from her campus studio creating a variety of fun and functional wares and tiles.

·        50 Pearl Street -GALLERY ARTRIO
Original fine art by award-winning and nationally recognized artists, as well as emerging artists. Oil, pastel, encaustics, hand-blown glass and hand wrought jewelry. 
Gallery special events:

o   Artist Reception: A Cape Cod Summer: Thursday July 19, 6:00-8:00 PM

o   Artist Reception: Boats, Beaches and Brews: Thursday August 16, 6:00-8:00 PM

o   September Soiree:  Saturday , September 8, 5:00pm-7:00 PM

o   Artist Reception:  Italy, Saturday, October 6, 5:00-7:00 PM

o   Holiday Taste of Port Celebration:  Saturday, December 1, 5:00-7:00 PM

·        GUYER BARN -250 South Street Hyannis, MA  02601  
This restored 1865 barn showcases artists in a variety of genres.  It serves as a community art space with year round exhibits, performing arts, art classes/workshops. 


July-August   *New Classics Theater Company

A summer of original theater and weekly Improv Comedy Shows. 


EVERY FRIDAY at 9:00 PM:                                              Friday Night Improv

July 12th-14th, 19th -21st, 7:00 PM, 6 shows:                 The Last Return of the Fuzzballs

August 2nd-4th, 9th-10th, 7:00 PM 6 shows:                    Feathers and Teeth

August 16th-17th, 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM, 4 shows:          Weather Makers Dance Theatre

Every Sunday afternoon: time TBA on website:          Summer Workshop Series
2018  Barnstable Village Cultural District fun filled events
Find on FB at Barnstable Village Cultural District and on
Concerts on the Courthouse Stage
Wednesdays. 6:00-7:30 PM

July 25:  Jack Leyden with Orianna            

August 8:  Monica Rizzi                   

August 22: Pam Pryor and Night Stage


200 Main Street Public Parking Pilot Program

In continued efforts towards identifying opportunities within public parking areas to creatively improve quality of life for our residents and guests while supporting the economic vitality of our community, the Town of Barnstable Parking Management Program is proud to announce starting July 1, 2018 the revised public parking weekend rates and times at the 200 Main Street Lot in Hyannis.



Located directly on the east end of Hyannis Main Street, the 37 space lot provides a convenient location for the public to Park Happy with easy access to local businesses on Main Street, the Hyannis Harbor as well as various transportation options nearby during the weekends.  In order to ensure parking is available for town employees and office patrons during office hours, the Parking Management team will continue to actively monitor and manage the area.  Vehicles remaining parked in the 200 Main Street lot after 10:00 PM on Sunday evening will be towed at owners’ expense.  For more information about this and the many other programs we offer, please visit or feel free to contact: Barnstable Parking Management Program, 508-862-4771, 200 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.  We are happy to help!


2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

Start of Hurricane Season is a Reminder to Prepare

June 1st marked the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs through November 30th.  While historically the majority of tropical storms and hurricanes that have impacted our region occurred during the months of August and September, now is the time to begin preparing yourself, your family, your home and your business.  Throughout hurricane season, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will share important preparedness information to help residents be aware of, and prepare for, the impacts of tropical storms and hurricanes.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seasonal outlook predicts a near, or above-normal number of hurricanes this season. Regardless of how many storms develop this year, it only takes one storm to severely impact an area.  In 2011, Tropical Storm Irene produced devastating flooding in Central and Western Massachusetts.  Irene was a reminder that hurricanes and tropical storms can impact the entire Commonwealth, not just coastal regions, and that all Massachusetts residents need to prepare for the possibility of hurricane impacts this season. To learn more about the hazards associated with hurricanes and tropical storms, visit MEMA’s hurricane webpage. Now is the time for all residents of the Commonwealth to prepare for the impacts of a tropical storm or hurricane,” said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz.  “As hurricane season begins, residents should learn if they live or work in a hurricane evacuation zone, make an emergency plan, assemble an emergency kit, and stay informed.”

Know Your Evacuation Zone

Massachusetts has defined hurricane evacuation zones, designated as Zone A, Zone B and Zone C, for areas of the state at risk for storm surge flooding associated with tropical storms or hurricanes. If evacuations are necessary because of a tropical storm or hurricane, local or state officials will use the hurricane evacuation zones to call for people living, working or vacationing in these areas to evacuate. Even areas not directly along a coastline may be at risk for storm surge flooding during a tropical storm or hurricane. Find out if you live, work or vacation in a hurricane evacuation zone by visiting the ‘Know Your Zone’ interactive map located on MEMA’s website at

Make an Emergency Plan

Develop a plan with the members of your household to prepare for what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in a tropical storm or hurricane. An emergency plan should include:

•                  Meeting Locations

•                  Emergency Contact Information

•                  Evacuation Plans

•                  Shelter-in-Place Plans

•                  Considerations for Family Members with Access and Functional Needs, and Pets

For more information, see:

Build an Emergency Kit

Build an emergency kit containing items that will sustain you and your family in the event you are isolated for three to five days without power or unable to go to a store. Emergency kits are particularly important during hurricane season, as there is the threat of extended power outages, flooding, and impassable debris-covered roads. While it is important to customize your kit to meet the unique needs of you and your family, every emergency kit should include bottled water, food, a flashlight, a radio and extra batteries, a first aid kit, sanitation items, and clothing. Depending on your family’s needs, emergency kits should also include medications, extra eyeglasses, medical equipment and supplies, children’s items such as diapers and formula, food and supplies for pets and service animals, and other items you or your family members might need during a disaster. For a complete emergency kit checklist, visit:

Stay Informed

Receiving advance warnings and timely emergency alerts and information from public officials is critical to staying safe during a tropical storm or hurricane. Every family should have multiple methods for receiving emergency alerts. Learn more about different types of alerting and information tools including the Massachusetts Alerts Smartphone App, the Emergency Alert System, Wireless Emergency Alerts, NOAA Weather Radio, Social Media & Traditional Media, 2-1-1 Hotline, Local Notification Systems. For more information, please visit:

MEMA Hurricane Season Preparedness Activities In preparation for the 2018 hurricane season, MEMA has begun hurricane preparedness activities which will continue throughout the season:

  *   In early May, MEMA, FEMA and the National Hurricane Center hosted a "Hurricane Preparedness for Decision Makers" class for New England officials to learn about tropical cyclones, forecasts and evacuation decision making.

  *   In May, MEMA hosted hurricane preparedness webinars for 350 local, state, federal, private sector and non-profit partners to share information from the National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service, FEMA and MEMA about hurricane forecasting and emergency planning.

  *   In June, MEMA convened 12 functional hurricane preparedness working groups with representatives of the state’s Emergency Support Function (ESF) partner agencies to focus on air operations, distribution of critical commodities, communications, debris management, electricity restoration, evacuations, fuel supplies and distribution, sheltering, mass feeding, impact assessments, search and rescue, and operation of base camps and staging areas.


State of Water Supply Conservation

The Hyannis Water Board, at their May 15, 2018 regularly scheduled Public Meeting, has determined that a potential for a water shortage exists due to the limited availability of water production wells and the need to purchase water from adjacent water systems.  The declaration of a State of Water Supply Conservation by the Hyannis Water Board is appropriate to ensure an adequate supply of water for drinking and fire protection is available, and to ensure compliance with the Water Management Act. The following restrictions limiting nonessential outdoor water use by water users are necessary to control the volume of water pumped each day:

1.      Odd / Even Day Outdoor Watering (including automatic lawn sprinklers):

Outdoor watering by water users with odd numbered addresses is restricted to odd numbered days. Outdoor watering by water users with even numbered addresses is restricted to even numbered days. Commercial, condominium and other multiple properties held under common ownership or management may, by written request of the property owner, be assigned an odd or even designation by the Water Supply Division.

2.      Outdoor Watering Hours (including automatic lawn sprinklers):

Outdoor watering is permitted only from 5:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

3.      Filling swimming pools:

Filling of swimming pools is prohibited

  • Please be aware of advance weather forecasts, and adjust your watering schedule accordingly.
  • Install rain shutoff devices on automatic irrigation systems.
  • Water conservation kits are available at no charge. 

The Hyannis Water Board will terminate the water use restrictions on nonessential outdoor water use when the condition requiring the State of Water Supply Conservation no longer exists. Please call the Hyannis Water System at (508) 775-0063 with any questions.


First Tee at Hyannis Golf Course
The First Tee program of Massachusetts continues its offerings at the Hyannis Golf Course.  The First Tee emphasizes Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.  Through golf and core values, your kids and teens will learn life skills like:  making proper introductions; managing emotions; resolving conflicts; setting up step-by-step goals; planning for the future; and appreciating diversity.  On-line registration information can be found here.


Complimentary 15-Minute Waiting Area at Bismore Park, Hyannis Harbor

In continued efforts towards balancing public safety with enhancing quality of life, the Town of Barnstable Parking Management Program introduced a newly created complimentary 15-minute waiting area at Bismore Park, Hyannis Harbor on April 20th. This designated area aims to alleviate congestion of personal vehicles, taxis, shuttle services and transportation network company (TNC) vehicles picking up or dropping off passengers at the ferry terminal.  Designated spaces closest to the ferry terminal are signed appropriately to assist guests in properly identifying the area eligible for the complimentary 15 minute spaces.

In order to ensure the 15 minute waiting area is successful, the Parking Management team will monitor and manage the area including any vehicle obstructing the waiting area stalls. Therefore, it is highly recommended any vehicle needing to park for longer than 15 minutes, including taxis and TNC, pay for parking or find an alternative, compliant parking area.  For more information about this new program please visit or feel free to contact: Barnstable Parking Management Program,

508-862-4771, 200 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. We are happy to help!

As always please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas and follow posted safety signs.
Roadway Improvements

*UPDATED Times* Route 28 (Falmouth Road) at Bearse’s Way Continues
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will continue their roadway improvements for the “Route 28 Intersection Improvements at Bearse’s Way.” The project includes traffic signal and pedestrian improvements, constructing retaining walls and medians, and road widening.  Traffic during construction operations will be delayed and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work.  Specific traffic detours will be communicated as the work progresses and as updated information becomes available. The work hours will be between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM, Monday through Thursday through the summer.

*UPDATED*Town of Barnstable DPW- Drainage Improvements
The Department of Public Works continue with drainage improvements on Pine Street in Hyannis this week. Work is expected to be complete by the week of July 16th.  Drainage system installations are expected to begin on Oak Neck Road in Hyannis the week of July 16th and will take approximately two weeks to complete.  Work will continue through July.  Motorists and pedestrians may be redirected around the construction operations when necessary. Both motorists and pedestrians are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work. Construction operations will start promptly at 7:00 AM and run until 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.

*NEW* Painting of Crosswalks and Crossbars
The Town of Barnstable Highway Division will be re-painting Crosswalks and stop bars beginning Thursday 7/12/18 at 10:00PM until complete weather permitting, the public is encouraged to stay off the freshly painted lines. The lines will take approximately 15 minutes to set up enough to cross over. 

*NEW* National Grid Relay Work

National Grid states Neuco crews will be performing relay work at #12 to #73Walnut Street Hyannis and #57 to #73 Lewis Road Hyannis.



Barnstable Dog Park

The parking area is staked out and soil cut to rough grade. The contractor has installed the water line.  Work is expected to be completed this summer.

Osterville Bay Tennis Courts

Landscape work starts this week and next week.  Line striping is scheduled to be completed the middle of next week.  Work is expected to be complete by mid- to the end of July.

Lombard Site (West Barnstable)

The work at Lombard Field and Parking Project is 72% complete.  Power is on the site. The irrigation system is working.   The sod has been installedPlayground equipment installation continues while the playground contractor waits for parts.  The new stone entrance walls are completed.  The public should be aware that there will be limited access and parking for the West Barnstable Community Building, as well as no access to Luke’s Love Playground, the ball field or the Old Selectmen’s Building for the duration of the project. The re-construction of the ball field, additional site improvements and the re-installation of Luke’s Love are expected to be completed in the Summer of 2018.

Sandy Neck APP

In order to keep the public informed of important changes at the beach, we have created an APP that can be downloaded to your smart phones. This new APP will give the public real time information regarding the status of Sandy Neck Beach Park. Easy to download, simple to navigate, it is a welcome addition to the ongoing efforts of everyone here at Sandy Neck to keep you informed! Please go to our website for instructions. You can download the APP on Google Play. If you don’t have a Google Play account, it is easy to set up and it is free. Please email Donna with any questions at  

Building Department Public Service Announcement
Re: Article VII Sign Regulations § 240-61 (N) Temporary Signs on Public Property
The Town of Barnstable Building Department would like to advise its citizens of a recent policy change concerning the existing temporary signs on public property ordinance.  The Department has reviewed and updated our guidelines as a result of the public’s expressed desire to maintain the quiet dignity and decorum of our memorial sites as well as to address safety concerns regarding motor vehicle traffic line of sight.  The revised policy includes restrictions on the number and placement of temporary signs on public property and a prohibition of temporary signs on memorial sites and traffic islands.  This revision was carefully and purposefully crafted to balance the need of the community to publicize special non-profit events while preserving the integrity of the memorial sites and to ensure traffic safety in each of the seven villages of Barnstable.  As always, applicants seeking to install signs on public property will need to register their event with the Building Department prior to placement of signage.  Forms are available online here or they may be obtained at the Building Department located at the 200 Main Street building.  The Sign Ordinance online link may be found here.  Staff is available to answer questions or to assist applicants with the registration process and can be reached at 508-862-4038.


Tools for New Business Development

Economic Development Resource Tools for New Business Attraction and Development

The Town of Barnstable’s Planning & Development Department provides two economic development resource tools for new business attraction and development. The newly re-designed Business Barnstable website and the Barnstable Business & Permitting Guide were created for companies and entrepreneurs interested in opening a business in Barnstable, the commercial hub of Cape Cod: The Business Barnstable website ( provides an online comprehensive one-stop resource to assist with new business start-up or expansion, and sends a clear message that Barnstable is ‘Open for Business’.
Barnstable Business & Permitting Guide is a user-friendly tool for assisting small businesses looking to locate in the Town of Barnstable through the permitting, licensing and zoning process.
For more information about these tools or Barnstable’s economic development program in general, please visit or contact Economic Development Specialist, Mike Trovato at 508.862.4791 or

Barnstable Residents – become involved in your town’s government, apply for a position on a board, committee or commission

The Town of Barnstable has over 40 boards, committees, and commissions with approximately 291 seats. Our citizen participation is exemplary and the Town Council appreciates each and every member who serves. If you are a resident of Barnstable and are interested, please consider submitting an application. The appointments committee consists of five Town Councilors who interview applicants and make recommendations to the Town Council.  All Councilors then vote to appoint members at the Town Council meetings.  If you are a resident and registered to vote in the Town of Barnstable and are interested in serving on a board or committee, please visit our web page linked from the Town website and fill out the application. For a more detailed description and responsibilities of the committees listed, please contact the Town Council office: or phone 508-862-4738. 


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

To see what positions are currently available, click here.   Apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and click the “Apply” link.  If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you 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. 


Are you interested in the Bids and Request for Proposals (RFPs) the Town of Barnstable puts out?
Find all the Invitations for Bid and RFPs for the Town that are currently available to the public here.


Are You on the Town’s Reverse 911 System?
The Barnstable Police Department has an emergency notification system. This system was used during the recent winter storms.  Make sure you are on our list. Sign up here today. What is CodeRED and why is it important to me? CodeRED is an emergency notification service by which town officials can notify Barnstable residents and businesses by telephone, cellular phone, text message, or electronic mail about time‐sensitive emergency situations or important community alerts. The system is capable of sending messages only to specific neighborhoods or the entire town.  Only authorized officials are allowed access to use the system.  Frequently asked questions can be reviewed here.  Be sure to take a moment to learn more about this important notification system.


Last Week’s Question: In the spirit of the Independence Day holiday, we ask, what Falmouth resident wrote “America the Beautiful”?  This must have been an easy one as we received many correct responses.  Donna-Marie Burns was first!


This Week’s Question:  Where was the only hydro-electric plant on Cape Cod?  Please email your answer here.