Suffolk University Massachusetts Municipal Association Certificate Program Graduates Eight Town of Barnstable Employees

The Massachusetts Municipal Association, Suffolk University, and the Cape Cod Manager's Group partnered to offer a certificate program in Local Government Leadership and Management.  This certificate program is designed for municipal employees interested in furthering their career in local government. The classes were held in the Barnstable Town Council Hearing Room 25 Fridays from September 2017 to May 2018.  The courses were taught by Suffolk University faculty.  Students from neighboring towns, Martha’s Vineyard and from across the bridge participated in this year’s program.  Congratulations are in order for eight Town of Barnstable employees who completed the program:   Lt. Jean Challies (Barnstable Police Department); Samantha Garfield (Payroll Coordinator); Chris Gonnella (Grounds Foreman); Janet Murphy (Assistant Town Clerk); Amber Patterson (Legal Assistant); Taryn Peterson (IT - Application Developer / Analyst); Katie Servis (Assistant Airport Manager – soon-to-be Airport Manager); and Dan Santos (DPW Director).  We’re proud of you! Job well done!

Memorial Day Activities

Parade:  The Town of Barnstable’s Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28, 2018.  The parade will form at 9:30 AM at the Centerville Library and kick off sharply at 10:00 AM and proceed down Main Street to Monument Square for a brief program, then up Old Stage Road to Beechwood Cemetery for the main program. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Ralph Negron.  Lt. Col. Negron is a career Marine Infantry officer with 21 years of service. He had combat service in Vietnam with the First Marine Division as an infantry platoon and company commander as well as advisor with the South Vietnamese Army. In addition to infantry commands, he has also served as a Commanding Officer of a sea going Marine Detachment aboard a nuclear submarine tender, infantry tactics instructor, and planning officer at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C. The public is invited to bring pictures with them to the event of a family member, friend or acquaintance who has passed away and was a veteran.  The parade will not reform but streets will remain blocked to allow safe foot traffic back to the Library. 

JFK Memorial:  The John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund Committee annual Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at approximately 12:15 PM, Monday, May 28, at the John F. Kennedy Memorial on Ocean Street (located next to Veterans Beach).  Assisting the John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund Committee will be a group of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Pack 54, the Barnstable Police Department Honor Guard, Barnstable United Elementary School 4th Grader Ella Harrington, Barnstable Youth Commissioner Matthew McCauley and other special guests.  It is at this ceremony that the 2018 JFK Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship will be awarded to this year’s recipient, a 2018 Barnstable High School Graduate.  This year’s scholarship winner of $2,500 is Devin McDonald.  All are welcome to attend.


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.


Town Manager Mark Ells Speaks at Senior Center and Civic Associations

On Tuesday, May 22nd, Town Manager Mark Ells paid a visit to the Barnstable Senior Center to participate in an “Ask the Town Manager” question and answer forum. Over the course of two hours the Town Manager provided updates on the municipal budget and various town projects and responded to residents’ questions on a wide array of topics including housing development, roads maintenance, water quality, homelessness, police chief hiring process and the dog park.  Mr. Ells was also one of three guest speakers (Hyannis Fire Chief Peter Burke and Representative Will Crocker) at the Greater Hyannis Civic Association’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday night.  Mr. Ells was joined by Town Staff (Deputy Chief Matthew Sonnabend, Barnstable Police Department; Dan Santos, DPW Director; Elizabeth Jenkins, Planning & Development Director; Dan Horn, Marine & Environmental Affairs Director; Lynne Poyant, Community Services Director; Rob Steen, Assistant DPW Director; Derek Lawson, Marina Manager and Assistant Harbormaster; and Griffin Beaudoin, DPW’s Senior Project Manager – Water & Sewer) for the annual update meeting with Precinct 7 Town Councilor Jessica Rapp-Grassetti and members of the Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association to address concerns of the village.


Annual Memorial Day Intergenerational Breakfast Held at Senior Center

Yesterday morning, the Barnstable Senior Center hosted their Annual Memorial Day Intergenerational Breakfast in collaboration with the Veterans Services Department. Local World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans were honored for their service and shared their memories and experiences of serving in the military during active combat with students from the 11th grade American History class and members of the Barnstable High School Military Support Club. To get the event underway, students from the Barnstable Intermediate School Rockapella choir captivated the audience by performing patriotic favorites including the Star-Spangled Bannerr and Shenandoah. Following the roundtable conversations, the Barnstable Police Department Color Guard participated in a flag raising ceremony. We are grateful to all the veterans and students who joined us for this moving and meaningful event.


Senior Services Director Madeline Noonan Named to Leadership Position with Massachusetts Councils on Aging

Last week, Senior Services Director Madeline Noonan was voted in as the Vice President of the Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) for a two-year term. MCOA is the membership association of the 350 local Councils on Aging in the Commonwealth and serves as the principal statewide organization to support municipalities and other organizations that serve 1.7 million older adults age 60+ throughout Massachusetts.  


Clean-up Around Hyannis Main Street and Village Green

On Tuesday, May 22nd, a group of volunteers from the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, Sturgis East Charter Public School, Sturgis West Charter Public School, Cape Abilities, Hyannis Fire Department, First Citizens Federal Credit Union and the Barnstable Police Department took to the Village Green and Main Street Hyannis to clean-up. Commercial Realty Advisors also cleaned up the West End Rotary. Thank YOU for your efforts!


Barnstable Youth Commission Brings One Love Program to Barnstable High Schooll

The Barnstable Youth Commission (BYC) is bringing the One Love program to Barnstable High School (BHS).  The program is for seniors and focuses on the subject of healthy relationships and what to do when relationships begin to go wrong.  The partners are the One Love Foundation, the Barnstable Police Department, Barnstable Recreation Division, the District Attorney’s Office, and Independence House.  On Wednesday, May 23rd, BYC members Matthew McCauley, Sean Dowling and Michael Booth were joined by student leaders and adult advisors for a training about the program.  BHS Seniors will be participating in the One Love program next Thursday.



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.


News from Marine & Environmental Affairs:

·        Blish Point Boat Ramp Barnstable, MA Open for the Season:  May 18, 2018


$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.

·        All Town-owned marinas are open and staffed as ofthe 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


Summer High School Sports Leagues and Hockey Skills Clinics at the HYCC

The popular High School Summer Sports Leagues at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC) are shaping into form with some exciting teams that will represent every corner of the Cape and beyond!  Athletes will again converge in Hyannis on week nights to compete in boys and girls basketball and hockey leagues as well girls volleyball in various divisions made up of different age groups and skill levels. 

BASKETBALL – Boys teams will play Tuesday and Thursday evenings and girls teams will play Wednesday and Thursday evenings from June 26 – August 9 in a six week league with two divisions (large and small schools).  The top four teams in each division will advance during the last week for a play off season, culminating in divisional championship games.  The fee includes free entry to high school open gym during the season for players to practice, game shirts, officials, as well as championship trophy and shirts for the winning team in each division.  Registration deadline is June 1st and details are available by contacting Mark Boardley, Youth Center Manager at 508.790.6345 x116 or

HOCKEY – Cape Cod Summer Hockeyfest is again offering a league with boys and girls divisions and a co-ed no-checking skill development junior high school division during an eight week program from June 25 – August 22 (no games during the week of July 1-7).  Boys and junior high school teams will play on Monday nights and girls teams will play on Tuesday nights with Championship games during the final week.  All players must be members of USA Hockey.  No Walk-ons.  Fee includes team jersey, officials and ice time.  An Offense/Defense Skills Clinic for Squirts and Peewees will take place on Tuesday nights from 6:00-7:50 PM July 10-August 21 and a Wednesday night skills clinic will take place with Mites starting at 6:00 PM, followed by Squirts and Peewees at 7:00 PM.  Registration and details are available by visiting  

VOLLEYBALL – Open to all girls wo are on a high school team, this six week, 12-game regular season followed by two weeks of play-offs and a championship game is split into two divisions, Varsity and JV.  Matches are held on Monday nights from June 25 – August 13 from 6-9PM.  The fee includes free entry to high school open gym volleyball during the season for players to practice, team shirts, championship shirts and trophy for the winners in each division.  Participants are expected to officiate games as well with assignments for upper and lower officials, line judges and scorer which will be clearly marked on the schedule distributed at the beginning of the season.  Registration deadline is June 1st and details are available by contacting Mark Boardley, Youth Center Manager at 508.790.6345 x116 or

If you have a team you would like to submit, or if you are an individual player that would like to be added to a team roster, please visit for more information about who to contact; or you can always call us at 508-790-6345.  Admission to the games is free and spectators are always welcome!  Play-offs and Championship games at the end of the summer are always exciting!  The Hyannis Youth & Community Center is owned and operated by the Town of Barnstable.  Be sure and check and look for us @CapeCodHYCC on Facebook and Twitter for updates and all the latest news!


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



A Sure Sign of Spring


The second hole at Hyannis Golf Course

Photo taken by Jesse Schechtman (Hyannis Golf Pro)

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 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!


As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas and follow posted safety signs.
Roadway Improvements
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, June 1, 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.  

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.

*UPDATED* Town of Barnstable DPW- Drainage Improvements
The Department of Public Works is performing drainage improvements on Great Bay Road in Osterville. 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 Courts

Tennis court has been graded, fence posts installed, sleeves for net hardware installed.  Forming of concrete slab is underway

Lombard Site (West Barnstable)

The work at Lombard Field and Parking Project is 70% complete.  The top soil has been placed on the field.  The irrigation system is being installed.  The playground has been graded and equipment installation has begun.  The press box siding and trim are being painted.  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.

Caregiver Walking Program with Respite
The Barnstable Senior Center and the Hyannis Youth and Community Center are working together to provide a free special program for caregivers.  The program began on March 6th, every Tuesday from 11:00 AM until Noon, family caregivers are invited to join us at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center Indoor Walking Track. Bring your walking shoes, wear comfortable clothes and enjoy an hour to yourself so that you can unwind and get some exercise! Can’t leave the person you care for alone? Respite care is available for adults only and pre-screening is required. Please call Donna Burns @ 508-862-4753 to register. So, lace up those shoes and join us – it is time to take care of YOU!!


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.


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.


Notice of Town Office Closures for the Memorial Day Holiday

Town offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th for the observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.


Last Week’s Question: We are in Operating Budget season here in the Town of Barnstable and our eNews frequently provides important budget updates.  What period of time covers the Town of Barnstable’s Fiscal Year? A few folks were quick to respond that the Town’s Fiscal year runs July 1st through June 30th.


This Week’s Question:   What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day? Please email your answer here.