View from Millway Beach
Photo courtesy of Sarah Beal


TODAY! Barnstable Senior Center to Host AARP Shredding Event
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 Shredding 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.  In case of rain, the ribbon cutting will take place but the Competition will be rescheduled for a later date to be determined.


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

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


TRAFFIC ALERT * Tuesday, May 15th 1:00-3:00 PM Route 149 Overpass

Please be advised that there will be a First Responders Appreciation Bridge and Flagpole Dedication Ceremony between the hours of 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM on National Police Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 15th, at the Route 149 Overpass, West Barnstable, MA.  The public is encouraged to seek alternate routes between the hours of 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 15th.  Massachusetts State Police will be directing traffic during this timeframe.


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.


Town Council Begins FY2019 Budget Public Hearings on Thursday, May 17th

The FY2019 Operating Budget received its first reading at the May 3rd Town Council meeting.  Public Hearings are scheduled for May 17th.   The public can view information about the Town’s current year and prior year budgets through Open Budget on the Town’s website.  For those who might not want to delve into the entire 601-page budget book, a Budget Summary is also available on the Town’s website.  This year’s Budget book cover features the Barnstable High School’s Marching Band participating in the annual Town of Barnstable Veteran’s Day parade.


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


Step into History at Barnstable Town Hall

Have you been to Barnstable Town Hall lately?  Several elevator doors now feature photos from past decades providing a snapshot of some of the various uses of Barnstable Town Hall.  At one time, the current Town Hall was a State Normal School, State Teachers College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Cape Cod Community College and the Barnstable Middle School Annex.  The building became town offices in September, 1979. For more information about arts and culture in the Town of Barnstable, visit    Pictured: Rob Dinan of Dinan Signs in Marstons Mills, keeps a steady hand during the photo install.





HR Director William Cole Receives IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professional Designation
Town of Barnstable Human Resources Director William (Bill) Cole has achieved the prestigious international designation of IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP) from the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR).  Individuals who earn the IPMA-SCP designation have met the rigorous professional and managerial standards set forth by IPMA-HR, which are designed to recognize excellence in public sector human resources senior level management.  Bill has demonstrated to a panel of experts his commitment to advancing the role of public sector human resources by undergoing a thorough review of his experience with an understanding of the importance of behavioral competencies to the role of HR professionals.  Congratulations, Bill!


Nancy Viall Shoemaker of West Barnstable Named 2018 Mercy Otis Warren
Cape Cod Woman of the Year

The Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year Selection Committee in partnership with the Barnstable County Commissioners is proud to announce that the winner of the 17th Annual Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year Award is NANCY VIALL SHOEMAKER of West Barnstable.  Nancy Shoemaker has been nominated several times over the years. This year she received multiple nominations from Betsy Wheeler and Marilyn Fuller, Dr. Melanie Barron, and Mindy Abbott.  In her nomination, Ms. Abbott described Nancy Shoemaker as having qualities “strikingly similar” to her early West Barnstable compatriot Mercy Otis Warren.  Ms. Abbott wrote:  “As historians, playwrights and publishers, they have used their literary talents and skills to promote awareness of contemporary and historical issues and by example, advocate for activism on current issues.” Dr. Barron noted in her nomination that Nancy Shoemaker co-teaches a writing class at the Academy for Lifelong Learning and regularly encourages class members to submit Letters to the Editors and Point of View in the Cape Cod Times. Dr. Barron wrote: “Similar to the political pamphlets written by Mercy Otis Warren, these (submissions) address crucial issues in our current body politic”.  Mrs. Shoemaker is the owner of West Barnstable Press and offers her talents free of charge to a number of nonprofits.  She has served on the Board of Trustees of the 1717 Meetinghouse Foundation since 2012 and has been instrumental on the History and Program Committees serving as the co-narrator for the 400th Anniversary of West Parish of Barnstable Historical Trolley Tour.  She researched the history of the Paul Revere Company bell that hangs in the 1717 Meetinghouse, located and recovered a chandelier that hung in the Meetinghouse in the 1800’s, and secures speakers for the 1717 Meetinghouse Lecture Series.  She also has donated her time and talent to the Town of Barnstable, narrating the Citizen’s Academy’s (Inside Barnstable Town Government) seven village tour for the last several years and led sessions on Town history.  Images from her photograph collection have appeared in numerous brochures, publications, and newsletters including those for the Town of Orleans, HyArts Cultural District, Harwich Conservation Trust,  and many others.  Nancy co-authored “Barnstable at 350” with Fred Bodenseick and Marion Vuilleumier, the first Mercy Otis Warren Woman of the Year. Much of the material contained in the commemorative book on the Town of Barnstable’s 375th Anniversary was written by her. Nancy Shoemaker has served as a founding member and past president of the West Barnstable Historical Society and is a current board member of the Barnstable Historical Society, giving lectures for that organization’s popular Little Crime Before Dinner series. She was a past president of Tales of Cape Cod and as a former Coast Guard Reservist, is on the Board of the Coast Guard Heritage Museum.  She is a sought after speaker on a number of historical topics. Mrs. Shoemaker is perhaps most proud of her role in preserving meadow land in West Barnstable that Mercy Otis Warren wrote of playing on as a young girl. In their joint nomination, Betsy Wheeler and Marilyn Fuller pointed out that Nancy Shoemaker’s contributions are “quietly” made and that “as each generation becomes further removed from  ...history…the more important becomes the contribution of a resident like Nancy…whose mission in life is to preserve what went before”.  The Mercy Otis Warren Selection Committee was blessed to have received nominations of many stellar candidates from all over the Cape.  Because of the quality of nominees, the choice was difficult but in the end, the Committee proudly and unanimously chose Nancy Viall Shoemaker as this year's Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year. Nancy Shoemaker’s name was placed into nomination by the Barnstable County Commissioners and approved by that body on May 9, 2018. Nancy will receive the award on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00 PM at Tales of Cape Cod, Olde Colonial Courthouse, 3046 Main Street, Barnstable Village.  Congratulations, Nancy!


2018 Season Hyannis HyArts Shanties  * TWO locations *

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 are open for the 2018 season.   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 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


FY2019 Transfer Station Stickers On Sale Now

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.


Swap Shop at Transfer Station Now Open

The Swap Shop at the Transfer Station is now open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, weather depending. Please see the Transfer Station webpage for acceptable items.  The Transfer Station is located at 45 Flint Street, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Picture courtesy of Paula Hersey



Barnstable Parking Permits Available



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.

As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas and follow posted safety signs.
*NEW* TOWN ROADS - White Edge Lines and Yellow Center Line Painting
May 13, 2018 through May 17, 2018

The Town of Barnstable Highway Division will be re-painting the white edge lines and yellow center lines on all Town main roads that have existing yellow and white lines.  Work will take place Sunday, May 13, 2018 through Thursday May 17, 2018.   The work is expected to be done during the evening hours from 10:00 PM through 5:00 AM, weather permitting.  The public is encouraged to seek alternate routes to stay off the freshly painted lines. The lines will take approximately 15 minutes to set up enough to cross over. 

Roadway Improvements

Barnstable:    Brentwood Lane

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

The Department of Public Works is performing roadway improvements on Brentwood Lane in Barnstable and Bayberry Lane, Crosby Circle, Glenwood Avenue and Highland Street in Centerville began 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.

Cotuit: Anchor Lane, Mariner Circle and Mooring Drive
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* 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

The tennis courts are under construction.    The tennis courts are scheduled to be complete by the end of June.

Lombard Site (West Barnstable)

The contractor is continuing work on the ball field, and press box.  This week’s work includes top soil installation, fence post and irrigation system installation.  The playground has been graded and equipment installation will begin next week.  The existing gas line has been relocated. The scoreboard has been installed.  Paving is expected to begin over the next few weeks.  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.


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  

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

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’. 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: The HyArts Shanties open their season today! What year did the Shanty program begin in the Town of Barnstable?  Arts & Culture Coordinator Melissa Hersh Chartrand tells us that the HyArts Shanties opened on Bismore Park in 2005!


This Week’s Question:  An individual donated a parcel of land that became the public beach on Sandy Neck. What is his name?   Please email your answer here.

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