Town of Barnstable Beaches

Beginning tomorrow (Saturday, June 24th), Barnstable Beaches will be operational with gate attendants, lifeguards and lifeguard aids.  Today our lifeguard staff went through their annual orientation to get everyone on the same page to start the season.  Through the hard work of Recreation Director Patti Machado, Assistant Recreation Director John Gleason and Aquatics Program Coordinator Tim McGrath, we begin the season fully staffed.



Bud Breault to Retire from Barnstable Municipal Airport at End of Contract

At Tuesday’s Barnstable Municipal Airport Meeting, Airport Manager Bud Breault announced that he will be retiring at the end of his current contract which is February 28, 2018.  Bud came to the Town of Barnstable as Assistant DPW Director August 9, 2004. He became Airport Manager on March 1, 2009 and led the Airport through numerous projects including the new Tower and Terminal.  Thank You, Bud, for all you have done and we wish you a wonderful retirement!


Barnstable Senior Center Receives New Van from CCRTA

On Tuesday morning, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) announced their updated Senior Transportation Initiatives. The Town of Barnstable's Senior Services Division was the proud recipient of a new van for our Silver Express Transportation program. CCRTA Executive Director Tom Cahir was joined by Assistant Town Manager Andy Clyburn, Senior Services Director Madeline Noonan and Outreach Transportation Coordinator Judy Redd to accept the keys. Judy was able to drive the van to its new home at the Barnstable Senior Center! Also in attendance were Congressman Bill Keating and State Representatives Will Crocker and Sarah Peake. We look forward to continuing our great partnership with the CCRTA.


Household Hazardous Waste Collection – Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division in collaboration with Barnstable County is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Transfer Station located at 45 Flint Street Marstons Mills. Hazardous Waste Collections are FREE to all Barnstable Residents. Participants must have either a paid household trash sticker or free recycling sticker to participate. Stickers are available during normal business hours at the transfer station, including on the collection day. The hours of the hazardous waste collection are 9:00am - 12:00pm. For questions about this project, call P.J. Kelliher at 508-420-2258, or refer to the Town’s Web site or to the County’s website for Household Hazardous Waste. Additional 2017 Household Hazardous Product Collection dates at the Barnstable Transfer Station:  August 26, 2017 and September 23, 2017.


Food Program “Food for Kids” at HYCC from June 26th through August 25th
Barnstable Recreation is very excited to partner with a summer food service program called "Kids' Summer Meals" to provide those in need between the ages of 1 and 18 with a free lunch and snack during the summer! Join us Mondays through Fridays from June 26 - August 25 at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis MA 02601. Lunch will be served 12:15 - 1:00 PM and Snacks will be served 3:00 - 3:30 PM each weekday! For more information, please contact Mark Boardley at 508-790-6345 x116.

Flag Pole and Flag Dedication at Dowses Beach on Monday, July 3rd at 9:00 AM
Please join us for the Official Dedication for the Flag Pole and Flag donated to the Town of Barnstable on Monday, July 3rd at 9:00 AM at Dowses Beach, 348 East Bay Road, Osterville.  The Flag Pole and Installation were gifted by the Osterville Rotary Club and the Flag was flown over the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. in honor of James T. Walsh, member of Congress from Peter Ders. The dedication will take place at the daily opening.  All parking will be free for the dedication. Post ceremony only Residents with Parking Permits will be permitted to stay and enjoy the day. Parking will be at a premium.  An early arrival is recommended.


Thinking About the 4th of July?

Next week’s edition of eNews will feature Fourth of July activities in the seven villages of the Town of Barnstable.  If you are looking for the information now, you can click here and here.


New Leadership for the Barnstable Youth Commission

Recently the newly elected Chair and Vice Chair of the Barnstable Youth Commission Matt Hersey and Caleb Sonnabend met with Superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown and Recreation Director Patti Machado to discuss their vision and plans for the future.  We are looking forward to the continued success of the Youth Commission.




Renovations to Coast Guard Heritage Museum in 1856 U.S. Custom House Celebrated

On Wednesday, May 21st, the Coast Guard Heritage Museum (CGHM) hosted a reception to view the recently completed renovations of the Town-owned 1856 U.S. Custom House and the changes made to the exhibit space. Town Councilors Paul Hebert and Phil Wallace were on hand. Pictured from left to right: Assistant Town Manager Andy Clyburn (recently retired from the Coast Guard), soon-to-be retired Airport Manager and retired Coast Guard Bud Breault, Town Clerk Ann Quirk and CGHM President Greg Ketchen.



Tall Ship Off of Sandy Neck

Marine and Environmental Affairs Director and Harbormaster Dan Horn shared this picture of a tall ship off of Sandy Neck on Tuesday, June 20th.



Town of Barnstable Open Space and Recreation Plan Survey

The Town of Barnstable’s Planning and Development Department is updating the Town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan.  We are conducting a survey to better understand the needs and concerns of Barnstable residents as they think about open space protection and recreational opportunities and facilities.  Please take a moment to complete the survey and let us know what is important to you.  If you do not have internet access, please visit your local library’s public computers.  The survey can be accessed at  through August 15th, 2017. If you have comments about Open Space protection or Recreation in Barnstable or would like to participate in the process, please contact Anna Brigham, Principal Planner with the Town of Barnstable Planning and Development at (508) 862-4682 or  Also, please visit our webpage for more information about the Open Space and Recreation Plan. 



2017 Parking Permits/Beach Stickers Now on Sale at the HYCC
The Recreation Division 2017 Parking Permits are now available through walk-in process at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis.  Hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Sundays/Holidays.  A friendly reminder:  you will need your vehicle registration at the time of purchase.

Transfer Station Stickers - Expiration/Renewal
It is that time of year to head to Town of Barnstable Transfer Station to purchase your annual Residential Transfer Station Sticker.  Residents must also renew their Free Recycle Only Sticker.  The fiscal year 2018 sticker cost $240 for one vehicle and $25 for a second vehicle per household. The new stickers are on sale now and are available at the Transfer Station office located at 45 Flint Street, Marstons Mills during normal business hours: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM seven days a week.   To obtain a sticker, you must bring a copy of your valid vehicle registration showing a Barnstable street address, additional documents may be required. Stickers may be obtained through the mail using the form available on the Town of Barnstable Transfer Station.  The fiscal year 2018 transfer station sticker will be valid July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  Last year’s transfer station sticker allows you entry until June 30, 2017. 

Discover Barnstable—Fun, Interactive Talks and Activities

This summer visitors to Bismore Park Welcome Center at Hyannis Harbor, can ‘Discover Barnstable’ with a new outreach program this July and August.  This outreach program is designed to share with residents and visitors the wide range of resources the Town of Barnstable provides year round. Bismore Park Welcome Center is located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis. The programs will take place near the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties in the grassy area.  The artist shanties are open May through October each year, and showcase local artists who work and sell their wares right from their ‘seaside’ studios. Programs are each week, free of charge, handicapped accessible and are scheduled for Mondays, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM and Thursdays, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM, beginning July 10th through August 24th, 2017. In addition, the Barnstable County Coastal Explorer Van joins the program for an extended day visit on July 13th and August 7th.  The free program includes: activities about the natural wildlife in town where visitors will have time to  hold stuffed skunks, owls and hawks, see live turtles and hear about the different species; step into a 31-foot custom built motorcoach to learn about Cape Cod’s coastal environment; turn a print of cyanobacteria into bracelets and bookmarks and identify which blooms are friends and foe;  practice putting with a golf pro; stay for library story time and crafts; and hula hoop for fun and fitness!



Art-FULL days around town!
There are plenty of ways to have an art-FULL day in the Town of Barnstable's two state designated Cultural Districts, Hyannis HyArts and Barnstable Village and in all seven villages in Town! 
Our ArtsBarnstable website feature all seven villages and links to the two cultural districts and the Kennedy Legacy Trail.   Find us on Facebook at ArtsBarnstable and @artsbarnstable on Instagram.

Of course, as you know, the amount of activities grows exponentially this time of year. 
Some of the happenings In the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District in

  • Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties at Bismore Park, open seven days a week, 11:00am to at least 8:00pm.  Artists change weekly.

·         More music-longer shows, more days!  Music abounds downtown:   Outdoor venues include:  Aselton Park, Bismore Park, Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis Main Street and in Barnstable Village on the Courthouse Stage.

·         Music at the Bismore Park Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties:  Singer-Songwriter Sessions Thursdays and Saturdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm AND ‘Live Lunch’ Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm, now through end of August AND music at Aselton Park every Tuesday and Friday in July & August

·         Love Live Local, Love  Local Fest, Sunday, July 30 and August 27th

·         Main Street, Hyannis has Melody Mondays with a Singer Songwriter series along the street each week and Thursday night jazz!

·         At the Hyannis HyArts Campus, corner of Pearl and South Street, Hyannis:  Studio 46 features six artists sharing work space for the summer; Gallery Artrio is hosting many artist receptions, as well as a special JFK exhibit,  as a part of the birthday centennial celebrations around town; and New Classics Company, theater-in-residence at Guyer Barn, returns for another season with original plays and Improv.

·         Hyannis Village Green - Get your dose of healthy Green(s)!  Hyannis Main Street BID sponsors programs on the Town Green several days a week-from Tai-Chi and Yoga to Movies and Music. 
New to the line-up - Move and Groove Saturdays! Shake and Sparkle in the sun with cardio fit dance and last session is with hula hoops.

In the Barnstable Village Cultural District:

  • Art in the Village, Saturday and Sunday June 24th & 25th
  • Jailhouse Jams on the Courthouse Stage 6pm-7:30pm, Wednesdays, July 12th , 26th and August 2nd and 16th.
  • Summer Stroll , Wednesday August 16th and special concert with Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys
  • Annual vintage motorcycle show presented by the Greater Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce, September 24th


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, made up of five Town Councilors, will interview applicants and make recommendations to the Town Council, who vote to appoint members at their regular 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 webpage 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.

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.


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


Last week’s question:  Where is the location of the colony that has no running water or town electricity which is located on a Barnstable peninsula in Cape Cod Bay?  This must have been an easy one as we very quickly had numerous correct responses!  The answer is Sandy Neck.


This Week’s Question:   The Coast Guard Heritage Museum is located in what town-owned building? Email your answer here.


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