Thank YOU for your years of service,
Barnstable Police Chief Paul MacDonald

Chief Paul MacDonald retired on May 2, 2018 after 37 years of service
with the Barnstable Police Department.  He served as Chief of Police for 11 years. 
We wish Chief MacDonald a happy retirement.

Town Council Meeting – May 3rd

The Town Council received an update from Brigadier General Frank Magurn, Joint Base Cape Cod Executive Director; LTC Shawn Cody, ARNG, Camp Edwards; Colonel David McNulty, Air National Guard, 102d Intelligence Wing; Major Dan Boyd, Air Force, 6th Space Warning Squadron Joint Base Cape Cod; and Captain Michael Hudson, Coast Guard Base Cape Cod on the their initiatives, projects, and issues.  Town Manager Mark Ells’ Town Manager Communications included updates on the FY2019 budget items reminding the public that they can view information about the Town’s budget through Open Budget on the Town’s website.  The work with the Massachusetts Department of Fish & Wildlife, USGS, DEP Water Supply staff regarding future potential water supply wells continues. The Town submitted modelling scenarios to USGS on Wednesday and yesterday DPW, USGS, Cape Cod Commission and DEP officials were on Fish & Wildlife land locating and clearing wells for upcoming sampling.  The hiring process for the position of Chief of Police continues.  Mr. Ells conducted one-on-one interviews with the three candidates earlier today.  The results of the Barnstable Police Chief Search survey can be found on the Town’s website.   Additional updates included:   discussions continue with Vineyard Wind; the continuing efforts to emphasize customer service in the Town of Barnstable which includes the creation of a customer service video; the Little Leaf Linden tree at the northeast corner of the School Administration Buiding has been found to be diseased, not structurally sound and at significant risk of failure and will need to be removed as soon as possible.  Mr. Ells also provided Director of Property and Risk Management David Anthony’s update regarding the sales of tax title properties.  Mr. Ells asked Planning and Development Director Elizabeth Jenkins to share an update on the Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP).   Town Council President Eric Steinhilber began the Orders of the Day by taking one New Business agenda item out of order.  The Town Council voted unanimously to approve a contract with Mark S. Ells as the Barnstable Town Manager through 2022.  Old Business began with the final item for the FY2019 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) – the Cotuit Bay Channel Dredge Project – being continued and referred to a Public Hearing on May 17, 2018.   Item 2018-108 Authorizing the Town Manager to execute a Regulatory Agreement between the Town and Housing Assistance Corporation was approved as was the Appointments to a Board/Committee/Commission – Licensing Authority.   New Business began with Mr. Ells, joined by Finance Director Mark Milne, providing an introduction of the FY2019 Operating Budget.  This was followed by the first reading of the Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget which were referred to public hearings on May 17th.   Additional new business items included an Appropriation and Transfer Order of $150,000 to fund recyclables disposal at the Solid Waste Division of the Department of Public Works and a Transfer Order of $261,475 for the Fiscal Year 2018 General Fund Operating Budget which were both approved.  The next regularly scheduled Town Council meeting is Thursday, May 17, 2018.  The Town Council voted to go into Executive Session under G.L. c.30A §21(a)(3) , to discuss strategy with respect to potential litigation against manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids.


Highlights in Education for May 2nd School Committee Meeting

During Wednesday night’s School Committee the 21st Century After School Program at Hyannis West Elementary School was featured.  Students shared their experiences in service learning in science, technology, engineering and math with community partners (Barnstable High School Drama Club, the Art Department, Family Pantry of Cape Cod, 4-H Extension Program, John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Long Pasture and Twin Brooks Golf Course).  The Site Coordinator for the program is Chaitra McCarty.  The School Committee also thanked student envoys Caroline Brodt and Jack Manoog for their participation during the 2017-2018 school year.  Caroline will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology and Jack will attend Boston College.  Student envoys for the 2018-2019 school year – Colleen Ellis and Margo Silliman – were introduced.


Elizabeth Jenkins Chosen as 40 Under 40 Honoree

Congratulations to the Town of Barnstable’s Planning and Development Director Elizabeth Jenkins for being recognized as one the Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine’s 2018 Class for 40 Under 40!  Elizabeth will be honored on Thursday, June 21st at the 40 Under 40 event.  We will share more information when it becomes available.


Friendly Reminder: The HYCC is Closed through May 13th - Lobby reopens May 7th

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC) is closed through Sunday, May 13th for required maintenance.  The lobby will be open starting on Monday, May 7th for the sale of parking permits (aka beach stickers).


Hyannis HyArts Shanties  * TWO locations * 2018 Season Begins Today
(Friday, May 4th)

Two locations:  Bismore Park, Ocean St  AND Harbor Overlook, corner South & Ocean


The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties at Hyannis Harbor/Bismore Park, and Harbor Overlook/corner South & Ocean, open for the 2018 season Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM.   Visitors will find something handmade or hand crafted by local artists.   The Town run program provides affordable rental space for Cape Cod artists and artisans to work and sell at these “seaside studios”.  This program provides prime visibility and opportunities for artists to gain and improve business, marketing and selling skills, connect with other artists and meet visitors from around the region and the world. 

New artists are featured EACH week, throughout the season. 

The shanties are located in two spots along Hyannis Harbor:  at Bismore Park, Ocean Street and at the Harbor Overlook, along the Walkway-to-the-Sea at the corner of South and Ocean Street.  The Bismore Park Shanties are named for the town’s seven villages and each shanty exterior features past and present images of the town of Barnstable’s seven villages.  The Harbor Overlook shanties are named for Town of Barnstable beaches:  Sandy Neck Beach, Craigville and Keyes.


The 2018 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties at both locations are open:

Weekends, Friday May 4th through Sunday June 10th:

Friday-Sunday:  11:00am - at least 6:00pm

AND open Monday, Memorial Day, May 28, 2018


Seven days a week: June 10th-October 8th, 2018

11:00am - at least 6:00 pm through end of June

11:00am-at least 8:00pm, July & August

11:00am-at least 6:00pm, September through October  8th


Weekends, October 12th-December

Harbor Overlook location.

Over 95 artists will participate in the 2018 program. Artwork varies and includes photography, jewelry, painting, fiber arts, ceramics, rope work, mosaics, woodworking, window art, and more.  For updates and schedules, visit


Barking News! Barnstable’s Best Dog

Maddie owned by Larry and Sharon Rayment of Hyannis!  Congratulations to the Rayment Family.  Maddie now gets to wear the #1 tag.  Friendly Reminder:  All dog owners have until July 1, 2018 to get their 2018 license. Send a stamped self-address envelope; Include a check for $7 for a spayed or neutered animal or $10 for a male or female dog; a copy of the current rabies certificate (if it has been updated recently); and mail all of the above to:  Town Clerk, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. 

News from Marine & Environmental Affairs:

·        All Town-owned marinas will be open and staffed the first week of May. 

·        As of May 1, 2018 all landside pumpout facilities are operational for the season (two in Hyannis inner harbor / Bismore Park Marina and the one at Barnstable Harbor Marina).

·        Seasonal Parking Passes for The Marina at Prince Cove are now available at the Harbormaster’s Office at: 1189 Phinney’s Lane, Centerville, MA  02632. 

·        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


Art Visits Nature–spend time in a living museum! Next Trip – May 6th

Sandy Neck Beach Park House at the Halfway Point - 2018 Artist Excursion Dates

Artists invited to be inspired by nature’s canvas: 

Sunset trips 2:00 PM-after sunset: 
May 6th, September 7th, September 23, October 5, October 21st

The Town of Barnstable in partnership with the Cape Cod Art Center is offering late afternoon/sunset excursions to the House at the Halfway Point at Sandy Neck Beach.  Applications are available online at and at    Artists in all disciplines are invited to apply.  A Beach Ranger provides the 3.5 mile transport through the dunes out to the halfway point.  In some of the excursions a naturalist is on hand to share knowledge and expertise.  Trips are scheduled for several dates in May, September and October.   Costs are $70.00 day/$95.00 for members and non-members, Proceeds benefit the SNB house at the Halfway Point program. Prior participants say time at the halfway house is, “a unique opportunity to see a beautiful and remote part of the Cape.” The house at the Halfway Point is a rustic cottage set in the middle of the dunes, marsh and water at Sandy Neck Beach.  Excursions to this special locale provide artists with the opportunity to "unplug" and enjoy the solitude and scenic landscapes as sources for inspiration. This program is designed for the plein air painter, photographer, musician, writer and other artists who crave the time to create without everyday interruptions.  The program is sponsored by the Town of Barnstable's two cultural districts: Hyannis "HyArts" Cultural District and the Barnstable Village Cultural District, the Cape Cod Art Center  and Sandy Neck Beach Park. Contact Kate Walls at Cape Cod Art Center:  508-362-2909 for application and fee information OR Melissa Hersh:  More information available at


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
2018 Action Plan and Citizens Participation Plan Document Availability
The Town of Barnstable is preparing the One Year Action Plan for the 2018 CDBG program year (July 1, 2018– June 30, 2019) and has updated the Citizens Participation Plan.  Drafts of the plans are now available on the Town website: and in the Planning and Development Department, 367 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Hyannis, MA 02601.  These plans serve as the planning and strategic documents for the Town’s CDBG Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Estimated funding for this program year is $285,000 plus any carryover.  PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD:  The Town is seeking public input on the draft Action Plan, which outlines funding priorities for the upcoming program year; and the Citizen Participation Plan that describes the public process.  Funding levels are estimates and subject to change.  Comments on these documents may be submitted in writing to: Kathleen Girouard, Planning and Development Department, 367 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Hyannis, MA 02601 or by email: with “CDBG Comments” in the subject line.  Comments will be accepted through May 7, 2018 and included in the final plans submitted to HUD.  CONTACT INFORMATION: Kathleen Girouard, Planning and Development Department. 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. Phone: 508-862-4678, TDD#508-790-9801, with questions about the CDBG program.


Barnstable Parking Permits Available Starting Monday, May 7th


Barnstable Senior Center to Host AARP Shredding Event on Friday, May 11th
Join us for a free shredding event on Friday, May 11th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis!  Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen.  Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is a good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help!  Bring up to five (5) boxes (15” X 12” X 10”) of confidential documents to the Shred event, and we will shred them free on-site.  It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on.  Call 508-862-4750 to RSVP.  Shredding is provided by Shred King.  The shredder can handle staples, paper and binder clips, no need to remove them.  Absolutely no Hard Drives, glass, metal or plastics.  We ask that everyone takes their boxes and bags with them.


Barnstable Sk8 Park Comp & Celebration on Saturday, May 12th at Noon

Please bring your family and join us to celebrate and recognize those who contribute to the quality of life for our Youth by helping us to keep activities affordable!  The Barnstable Recreation Division is pleased to invite you to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony and brief speaking program prior to the Annual Barnstable Skate Park Competition.  Immediately following the ceremony, a competition that will highlight skateboarders, BMX bikes, and scooters as well as Barnstable X games will take place.  Barnstable Skate Park is located next to the Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis.


Friendly Reminder from Animal Control:
Pursuant to the Town Manager’s Dog Control Regulations, “no person owning or having the care, custody or control of any dog shall allow said dog on any Town Beach or Recreation area from May 15 to September 15 without the written authorization of the Town Manager or official in control of said Beach or Recreation area.”  Please note:  Dogs are not allowed in your car in the parking lot.  Any questions, please call 508-790-6274.


Notice of Public Information Meeting - Barnstable Village Streetscape Project

The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works invites interested individuals to attend a public information meeting regarding planned improvements in Barnstable Village along Main Street (Route 6A) from west of Rendezvous Lane to Millway, and along Millway from Main Street to Barnstable Harbor Marina.  The meeting will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in the Harbor View Conference Room at the Barnstable County Complex, 3195 Main Street (Route 6A), Barnstable Village.  The purpose of this meeting is to provide residents an opportunity to review the proposed improvements and to learn about the projected timeframe for construction.  The project objectives are to improve pedestrian access and overall traffic safety, rehabilitate aging infrastructure, and enhance the streetscape.  The project scope will include new/improved sidewalks, landscaping, decorative street lighting in the village center, new/resurfaced pavement, new/improved crosswalks, median islands, and traffic signal improvements.

Construction is planned to start in the fall of 2018 and is anticipated to continue through 2019, with construction breaks between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and over the winter.  The project limits, scope, and schedule are contingent on available funding and other factors.


Art on Loan Program Features Artwork by Anne Tochka

Anne Tochka is a visual artist living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Anne earned her BFA in Communications Design with a focus in Illustration and a minor in Art History from Pratt Institute in 2007.  Since then, she has had a career in a variety of art and design fields including visual merchandising, product design, illustration, as well as pursuing her personal painting and sculpture.  Anne has shown in galleries in New York City, Boston, and internationally. She has also completed artist residencies with Dacia Gallery in Sibiu, Romania and with Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico.  Anne has been an artist her entire life, and will likely continue with this pursuit until someone is able to pry the paintbrush out of her cold metallic cyborg claw centuries from now.  When she is not in the studio you can find her ambling through the dunes with her dog Sneaky Pete or beach combing up and down the Cape.  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 this program email: or call 508-862-4767. Program information available at:


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 will be 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!


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.

Sandy Neck APP
The Sandy Neck APP has arrived! 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  


A Sure Sign of Spring – Opening Day at Barnstable Little League

Barnstable High School Senior and Varsity Baseball Pitcher Jordan Leandre throws one over the plate to
Catcher Owen Jones, a 12-year old player on the Barnstable Police Union team.



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

Roadway Improvements

Barnstable:    Brentwood Lane

Centerville:    Bayberry Lane, Crosby Circle, Glenwood Avenue, Highland Street

The Department of Public Works will be performing roadway improvements on Brentwood Lane in Barnstable and Bayberry Lane, Crosby Circle, Glenwood Avenue and Highland Street in Centerville beginning on Monday, April 23, 2018. Improvements include clearing back of brush, adjusting drainage structure castings, sweeping the existing pavement and overlaying new asphalt pavement road surfaces. Work is expected to be completed by Friday, May 18, 2018, weather permitting.  Vehicle access during construction operations will be restricted to one lane.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work.  Operations will start promptly at 7 AM and run until 5 PM, after which time traffic will be opened back onto both lanes of these roadways.

Anchor Lane, Mariner Circle and Mooring Drive, Cotuit

The Department of Public Works will be performing roadway improvements on Anchor Lane, Mariner Circle and Mooring Drive in Cotuit beginning on Monday, April 23, 2018. Improvements include road reclamation, fine grading and compacting, drainage structure adjustments and new asphalt pavement road surfaces. Work is expected to be completed by Friday, May 18, 2018, weather permitting.  Vehicle access during construction operations will be restricted to one lane.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work.  Operations will start promptly at 7 AM and run until 5 PM, after which time traffic will be opened back onto both lanes of these roadways.

*Updated* Sagamore Bridge is Open

The repair work on the Sagamore Bridge is nearly complete. The contractor, R. Zoppo Corporation of Stoughton, Mass., is now off the bridge and all four travel lanes are open. During the next few days the contractor will continue to perform off-roadway work and removal of signage. We thank the traveling public for their understanding and patience during the execution of these necessary repair activities.  Traffic signs, message boards and bridge work alert emails are used to help inform motorists about pending lane restrictions and bridge work. To sign up for bridge work alert emails send an email to  with the subject title “Bridge Work Alerts.”  An email alert is sent when there is a major change to the bridge work status or schedule.  Additionally, updates are available from the Corps’ New England District via Facebook and Twitter: on Facebook:; on Twitter: Or visit the District website at

National Grid Upgrading Natural Gas Main

National Grid and NEUCO continue their gas main replacement project. Improvements include marking of underground utilities, excavation of the street, and installation of a new gas main. Work will be ongoing, weather permitting. Their scheduled work along Santuit Road in Cotuit Village will continue. Operations will start promptly at 7:00 AM and run until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. 

*UPDATED* 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. The area is getting prepared for paving and all traffic should use caution. Saturday work may be approved to expedite the inconvenience. 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 6:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Route 6 (Mid-Cape Highway) - Fabrication and Installation of Ground Mounted Guide and Traffic Signs

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has begun their roadway ‘Fabrication and Installation of Ground Mounted Guide and Traffic Signs’ along Route 6. This project is estimated to be completed by May 24, 2018. The work will consist of replacing the existing directional signs along Route 6 from Sandwich to Eastham. There are no proposed lane closures. All work will be performed on the highway’s shoulder accompanied by a police officer. The work hours will be between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Town of Barnstable DPW- Drainage Improvements
The Department of Public Works is performing drainage improvements on Emerson Way, Centerville next week. All spring work began on Monday, April 9, 2018 and will continue through the end of May.  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.



Barnstable Dog Park

The contractor is working on a revised construction schedule.  Fill material is being brought to the site.  Work is expected to be completed this summer.

Osterville Bay

Tennis court construction will begin the week of May 1st.   The tennis courts are scheduled to be complete by the end of June.

Lombard Site (West Barnstable)

Work on parking lot areas has slowed due to wet conditions.  The contractor is continuing work on the ball field, and press box.  Installation of top soil and irrigation system has begun.  Rough grading of the new playground has been completed.  The scoreboard has been installed.  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 Spring/Summer of 2018.


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.


Town of Barnstable Hyannis Main Street Vendor/Contractor Parking Permit

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The Town of Barnstable recognizes vendors and contractors are a critical component to our community’s economy and quality of life. Therefore, starting January 1, 2018 daily parking permits are available to qualifying vendors and contractors hired to service businesses and residents located on Main Street, Hyannis who need their vehicles in close proximity on the date of services rendered, parking beyond the 2-hour limitation on Main Street during the hours of 7:00 AM-7:00 PM Monday through Sunday.  Through an application process by the Parking Division, Vendor/Contractor parking permits are valid for one space per vehicle or trailer, for no more than five (5) calendar days per calendar month, and no more than three (3)  vendor/contractor parking permits per business or residency at any one time.  Applications must be submitted one business day prior to the date requested and payment of cash/check must be included with the application:

November 1st – March 31st                           $  5.00/day/space

April 1st – October 31st                                  $15.00/day/space

For more information about this new program and/or a copy of the application, please visit online at or feel free to contact:  Barnstable Parking Resources Division, 200 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 or 508-862-4771. We are happy to help!


Town of Barnstable Tools for New Business Development

EEconomic 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’. 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

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.


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

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.


Barnstable Public Schools on Facebook

Barnstable Public Schools has a Facebook page.  You can follow them here. You may also want to follow Superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown on Twitter @meg_bps.  


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: Who is Kalmus Beach named after?  Bob was quick to respond that it was named after Herbert T. Kalmus. Mr. Kalmus was an American scientist and engineer who played a key role in developing color motion picture film. He was the co-founder and president of the Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation.


This Week’s Question:  The HyArts Shanties open their season today! What year did the Shanty program begin in the Town of Barnstable? Please email your answer here.



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