Barnstable Resident and U. S. Olympian Mike Trapp Competing in PyeongChang


Town Council Meeting March 1st

At last night’s Town Council meeting, Town Council President Eric Steinhilber introduced the Barnstable Youth Commission (BYC) who presented an update on their plans for the 4th Annual Community Substance Abuse Prevention Forum and Youth Summit as well as their 2nd Annual Ready, Set, Work Youth Job Fair.  The Youth Commission was represented by members  Matt Hersey, Chair; Caleb Sonnabend, Vice Chair; Michael Booth, Ethan Sirhal and Connor Levesque. Following the Youth Commission’s presentation, Stacie Peugh, President and CEO of the Cape Cod YMCA, was joined by Caroline DO Nascimento, Rayzel Joseph and Tim Fialho to provide an update about Y Achievers program.  Caroline, Rayzel and Tim read their college entrance papers which shared their history and how much the Y Achievers means to them and the opportunities they have as first generation college students in their familes.  BYC Chair Matt Hersey started his comments by saying, “I’d like to begin by recognizing the incredible work of youth nationwide at this political moment.  We need not look further than the youth to address the issues we face.  When we empower the voices of the youth, we find the simplest solutions to our greatest problems.”  During Town Manager Communications, Town Manager Mark Ells briefed the Council on the budget process, the proposed reorganization and amendments to the Administrative Code, continuing discussions with the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife, the shellfish bed closure that took effect last night at sunset because of the impending coastal storm, the public information session that was held for the disposal of 23 tax possession parcels, the progress made on the Airport’s Request for Proposal for the Kmart Plaza that is under creation, the Barnstable Police Chief search, the public hearing scheduled for the Open Space and Recreation Plan, and a letter received from Vineyard Wind informing of a meeting that will take place on Monday, March 12 at 5:30 PM at Barnstable High School.  The Orders of the Day began with President Steinhilber taking a New Business item for a grant in the amount of $3,000 from Cape Cod Healthcare to the Barnstable Youth Commission’s Youth Summit which was accepted.  Under Old Business: an item Amending Article V, Chapter 240, Sections 47.1 and Section 128 of the Zoning Ordinance to revise regulations for Family Apartments was  approved as was an Appropriation and Transfer Order in the amount of $200,175 for the evaluation, design and permitting of the renovation of the Armory Building, located at 225 South Street, Hyannis. New Business had first readings on: Appointments to a Board/Committee/Commission for the Comprehensive Financial Advisory Committee, Council on Aging, Economic Development Commission, Jane Eshbaugh Community Service Award Committee, Personnel Board, and Shellfish Committee; Reappointments to a Board/Committee/Commission for the Renewable Energy Commission; and Amendments to the Administrative Code, Chapter 241, Article IV, Municipal Organization.  The Resolve authorizing the Town Manager to submit revised Downtown Hyannis Growth Incentive Zone Application to the Cape Cod Commission was approved.  The next Town Council  meeting will be held on Thursday, March 15th at 7:00 PM.


MA Division of Marine Fisheries Closes Shellfish Beds Until Further Notice
Effective as of sunset last evening (Thursday, March 1st), the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has closed shellfishing as a precaution due to the potential effects of the coastal storm.  We will post any updates to the closure on the Town’s website, Channel 18 and the Town’s Facebook page.

Transfer Station Closing at 11:30 AM Today
Due to the predicted high winds, the Barnstable Transfer Station & Recycling Center, located at 45 Flint Street, Marstons Mills, is closing at 11:30 am today, Friday March 2, 2018.

Stay Informed during a Storm
In the event of a winter storm, the Town will re-activate the Storm Alert feature on our website.  The Department of Public Works will share actual road plowing activities.  Also available to residents is a storm information line that can be accessed by dialing 508-862-INFO (4636), which will be updated with the same information from the DPW.  Our Town’s social media site on Facebook and Twitter will also be updated during any storm event.  The 2018 Department of Public Works Snow and Ice Brochure has been updated. You can view the brochure here.


Fiscal 2019 Budget Process:  Capital Improvement Plan

The FY 2019 Capital budget and FY 2019 to FY 2023 Capital Improvements Plan was submitted to the Town Council on Monday, February 26th.  The proposed budget for FY 2019 includes 35 projects totaling $18.4 million.  Funding for the plan includes $6.1 million in cash reserves, $10.6 million in new borrowing authorizations, $1.3 million in anticipated grant funding and $443,000 from balances remaining in completed projects. The plan is available on the Town’s website. Public hearings will begin on April 5th.


Search Underway for Barnstable’s Next Chief of Police

As the search for Barnstable’s next Chief of Police continues, please take a few minutes to complete this survey and have your voice be heard.  Deadline for responses is Friday, March 9, 2018. 


Welcome Home BHS 2006 Graduate and U.S. Olympian Mike Trapp!

The Town of Barnstable is proud of you, Mike Trapp!
The hardest part of the Olympics is getting there.
You should be extremely proud of your accomplishments.
Photos from Mike Trapp Snowboarding.


Highlights in Education at Barnstable School Committee Meeting February 28th

The Barnstable School Committee features “Highlights in Education” at each School Committee Meeting.  This week, the second grade students in Mrs. Duran’s class at Hyannis West Elementary School read their essays reflecting on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Had a Dream” speech.  Each member of the School Committee received a booklet entitled: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Had A Dream...We too have dreams.  LISTEN, LISTEN AS WE RAISE OUR VOICES!”  It was truly inspiring to hear the dreams of second graders spoken with such heart and conviction.  The Barnstable Youth Commission, represented by Matt Hersey (Chair), Caleb Sonnabend (Vice Chair), Michael Booth, Sean Dowling, Ethan Sirhal and Connor Levesque, were next to present information about their upcoming Community Prevention Forum, Youth Summit and Job Fair.  Matt Hersey mentioned that he, too, had Mrs. Duran in second grade and was pleased to be in attendance to see her class in action before the School Committee.

Eliza Bundschuh reads her essay at Wednesday’s Barnstable School Committee Meeting


Many Reasons to Love Living in Hyannis
A Letter to the Cape Cod Times from Irene Aylmer

At a time when it is very easy to focus on the negative we were pleased to read a positive and thoughtful letter to the Editor of the Cape Cod Times.  We want to share it with our readership as well.  Thank YOU, Irene!

Many Reasons to Love Living in Hyannis 
   I found a recent writer’s comments about Hyannis so offensive that I feel I must respond. Rather than restate the negative stereotypes about my home village, let me share why I love living in Hyannis.  From my home, I can look out over the marsh; hear the boats at the harbor; and enjoy the peacefulness of my yard. I can walk or ride my bike to three beautiful beaches — Kalmus, Veterans Park and Keyes Memorial — and swim or look out at Lewis Bay or Nantucket Sound. I can walk with my friends or meet them on Main Street or Ocean Street for breakfast, lunch or dinner and then walk home (yes, even when it’s dark) feeling safe. I can enjoy free summer concerts at the Hyannis Village Green or Aselton Park. I can listen to speakers at the Hyannis Public Library and at the Zion Union Heritage Museum (which is one of our three local museums, along with the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and the Cape Cod Maritime Museum). I have neighbors who watch out for one another. In one village, there are eight schools and the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. I am proud to call the most diverse and caring community on the Cape my home.
Irene Aylmer

Navigational Kiosks Plan for Downtown – Community Workshop
Tuesday, March 6th, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
The Regional Transit Authority -RTA Community Room

The Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District (BID), with generous financial support from the Hyannis Rotary Club, is proposing to design and create seven (7) new navigational kiosks in the area of Main Street, Hyannis.  The BID invites the public to attend a community workshop on Tuesday, March 6th 5:00 PM to provide input regarding historic and symbolic themes and color.  Staff from the Main Street BID, Town of Barnstable Planning & Development Department, members from the Hyannis Rotary Club and project designer Mary-Ann Agresti will be on hand to facilitate the workshop.   The workshop will be held at  the Regional Transit Authority-RTA Community Room, located in the bus station at the corner of Main and Center Street.   Free parking is available in the short term lot.  In advance of the workshop, the public is invited to submit ideas for historical content via email to the Hyannis Main Street BID,  The new kiosks will replace several of the BID kiosks that are over 10 years old and stylistically outdated and in a state of disrepair.  The kiosks will feature three components: Navigation (maps), Heritage (historic information) and Events (calendar). The goal of the new kiosks is to enhance the appearance of the streetscape and to guide residents and visitors along Main Street.  Including events and an historical component to the kiosk engages the community in a creative way, provides an opportunity to celebrate downtown Hyannis history and culture, and have visitors share in the journey of honoring Hyannis Main Street history and experience the authentic local flavor. This project is an initial, visible step in a more comprehensive program that will connect the street and promote walkability in the entire district.


RFP:  Disposition of Property Via Sale – Various Parcels of Municipal Property

The Director of Property and Risk Management for the Town of Barnstable on behalf of the Town Manager of the Town of Barnstable is selling various surplus parcels acquired through the foreclosure of Land through Land Court for the non-payment of taxes, Land of Low Value and gifts made in lieu of Foreclosure that are located throughout the Town of Barnstable.  This solicitation is being conducted in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30B, Section 16, and all sales must be strictly awarded in accordance with the requirements of the Request for Proposals regarding Real Property Transactions. More information including a list of parcels can be found on the Town’s website or contacting David Anthony, Director of Property and Risk Management, at 508-862-4652 or email at   


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program - 2018 Annual Action Plan - Public Meeting Notice
The Town of Barnstable’s Planning and Development Department will conduct a public meeting:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:00 PM in the Planning & Development Conference Room, 367 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Hyannis, MA 02601. This location is accessible.  If you need reasonable accommodations including translation services, please contact the Planning & Development Department at 508-862-4678, TDD# 508-790-9801. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain the comments and views of citizens, public agencies, community organizations, and other interested parties on the Town of Barnstable’s housing and community development needs for the Annual Action Plan and recommended allocation levels for program activities.  The Action Plan serves as the planning document for the Community Development Block Grant program which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The 2018 funding estimate is about $283,000 plus any carryover funds. According to the Five Year Consolidated Plan, projects or programs that fall into categories of Affordable Housing, Economic Opportunities, Public Facilities, Infrastructure or other Public Improvements, Public Services, and Downtown Hyannis Neighborhood Revitalization activities can receive funding in 2018. Information obtained from the meeting will be considered in the preparation of the Draft 2018 Annual Action Plan.  Anyone unable to attend the meeting may submit written comments on before 2:30 PM, March 7, 2018, to the Planning and Development Dept., 367 Main Street, 3rd Floor, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 ATTN:  Kathleen Girouard or by email to with “CDBG Comments” in the subject field please.   CONTACT INFORMATION: Kathleen Girouard, Planning & Development Dept., 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. Phone: 508-862-4678, TDD#508-790-9801, with questions about the CDBG program.


2018 Open Space and Recreation Plan Draft for Public Comment

The Barnstable Planning and Development Department invites the community to comment on the Town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan at a public meeting on Thursday, March 8th at 6:00 PM in the Town Hall Selectmen’s Conference Room at 367 Main Street, Hyannis.  The department is holding a public meeting on the 2018 Barnstable Open Space and Recreation Plan, which comprehensively examines Barnstable’s open spaces and recreational facilities and outlines goals for land preservation, fostering agricultural activity, and enhancing active and passive recreation opportunities.  Any Barnstable residents with comments about the plan which explores trails, beaches, ball fields, play areas, skating rinks, golf courses and simply preserving the beauty of Barnstable for future generations, are encouraged to attend.  At the March 8th public meeting, a brief overview of the 2018 Open Space and Recreation Plan will be presented to the public starting at 6:00 PM.  Following the presentation, residents will have an opportunity to review the plan that covers the Town recreation, conservation and wildlife habitat areas and comment on what land preservation initiatives and recreation opportunities are important to them.  A copy of the 2018 Open Space and Recreation Plan is available for review on the Town Open Space and Recreation Plan website, found at  The Planning and Development Department will be taking public comments on the plan between Friday, February 16, 2018 and Monday, March 12, 2018 at noon.  Residents and community organizations are encouraged to review the plan and attend the public hearing with comments or questions.  If you have additional questions or would like to submit written comments, please contact Anna Brigham. Principal Planner, Planning and Development Department at 508-862-4682 or


Barnstable Youth Commission Prepares for 4th Annual Community Substance Abuse Prevention Forum and Seventh Grade Youth Summit

The Barnstable Youth Commission is presenting the 4th Annual Community Substance Abuse Prevention Forum on Thursday, March 15th at 5:30 PM at Cape Cod Community College’s Tilden Arts Center (2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA. The event is FREE and all are invited to attend.  This year’s presentation will be a panel of Barnstable Police Officers who will discuss, demonstrate, and share their views and how we can work together to keep our Community safer.  Prior to the start of the program, non-profit organizations (Youth Street Reach, District Attorney’s Office, Caron Inc., Gosnold of Cape Cod, Big Brother Big Sister, YMCA & Y Achievers Program, Barnstable County Substance Abuse Coalition, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Barnstable County 4–H, Military Families, Barnstable Recreation, and more) will be available to share information about programs available to help with community outreach.  Barnstable Recreation will provide free child care in the lower level of the Tilden Arts Center.  This is an opportunity to learn what is happening and available in our community.  Know the street language, learn what some of these substances and paraphernalia look like, and be able to talk to others about it…especially your kids!   On Friday, March 16th the Youth Commission has the entire 7th Grade student body from Barnstable Intermediate School coming to the 4th Annual 7th Grade Youth Summit at Cape Cod Community College for a full school day of activities.  The program is designed to prevent the students from becoming victims of substance abuse with a program developed by the Barnstable Youth Commission. Dynamic Influence (Rob Hackenson) is an interactive hypnotist and magician who weaves his craft into making good choices and examples of how it can be done.  Kevin Rosario, Life Coach for Gosnold of Cape Cod, shares his life story.  With his amazing motivation, Kevin is known to grab the students’ attention and motivate them to make good decisions.  Our own Barnstable High School Peer Leadership Class will lead the students in numerous interactions that will prepare them to look out for each other and help detour bullying issues.  Then the Barnstable High School students will present what programs, activities, clubs, and sports are available to students as they enter high school next year.  The goal is for each student to learn the value of being engaged in some way in our community or in the school community.  During lunch the non-profit organizations that were at the Forum will be available for the students.  They can play BINGO by going to each organization to find out what they are about and what they do in our community…once the entire card is complete they are entered to win prizes…such as gift certificates to various businesses, a Go-Pro camera, tablet, and other items that were donated by local businesses and many of the Town of Barnstable employee unions and associations.  This event is truly a model where the entire community has stepped up for Substance Abuse Prevention.   This year’s event sponsors are: 5 Star Bus Company, The Caroline Fries Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, Cape Cod Healthcare, and John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund as well as local businesses and Town of Barnstable employee unions.


Barnstable Town Staff Receive Safety Training

The Barnstable Recreation Division’s Program Coordinators George Noonan, Melanie Mimmo, and Tim McGrath trained all of Barnstable’s Golf Division in the new standards of Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid at Hyannis Golf Course on Friday, February 23rd To keep full time staff certified in CPR and as Emergency Medical Responders/First Responders - staff from our Animal Control, Natural Resources, Shellfish, Sandy Neck, and Harbormaster programs participated in training exercises yesterday (Thursday, March 1st) at the Cape Cod CPR and First Aid facility in Yarmouth.

Left photo:  “Victim” Sandy Neck Beach Park Manager Nina Coleman receives medical assistance from Animal Control Officer Cindy Sherman and Natural Resource Office Amy Croteau.  Right Photo:  Golf Financial Supervisor Nancy Beauchamp does CPR under Recreation Program Coordinator George Noonan’s watchful eye.


Art Visits Nature–spend time in a living museum!

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: 
April 8th, 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 www.Arts and at    Artists in all disciplines 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 April, May, September and October.   Costs are $70.00/day for members and $95.00 for 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 provides 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:


2018 Parking Permits/Beach Stickers

The Recreation Division 2018 Parking Permits are now available through our mail-in process.  For those of you that supplied Barnstable Recreation with your e-mail address, you should be receiving your application via e-mail.  If you do not receive it, or did not supply an e-mail address, applications may be downloaded from our website.  In order to reduce our postage costs, applications are no longer sent via mail.  If you do not have access to a printer and need an application mailed to you, please feel free to submit your request in writing (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can mail the application to you) to: Town of Barnstable – Parking Permits, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA  02601. 2018 Parking Permits/Beach Stickers will be available in person at the HYCC beginning May 7th.  Operating hours will be Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM and Sundays & Holidays 9:00 AM-Noon.


Barnstable Youth Commission Prepares for Second Ready, Set, Work! Job Fair

Seeking Businesses Looking to Hire Youth


Exemption Applications Due in Assessor’s Office by April 2nd

FY2018 statutory exemption applications, including residential exemptions, are due in the Assessor’s office by Monday, April 2nd.  More information can be found on the Assessor’s page of the Town’s website.


Town of Barnstable Villages Tourism Grant Applications Now Available

The Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce has issued a request for proposals on behalf of the Town of Barnstable for its FY2018 Tourism Grant Program.  The Tourism Grant Program is designed to aid villages in promoting new or existing events and festivals to draw visitors to the town.  All civic and nonprofit associations marketing village events to visitors or who are providing visitor services are eligible and encouraged to apply.  These grants are matching funds grants up to a maximum of $1,000. Applications must be submitted to the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce on or before March 9, 2018.  Grants will be awarded on or before March 31, 2018. Applications and complete rules & guidelines are available by emailing Todd Deluca at the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, or calling 508-775-7778.


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

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 will be 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!



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

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 Route 6A (two crews) in Barnstable Village will continue. Operations will start promptly at 7:00 AM and run until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. 

Route 28 (Falmouth Road) at Bearse’s Way Continues

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will continue their roadway improvements for the “Route 28 Intersection Improvements at Bearse’s Way.” The project includes traffic signal and pedestrian improvements, constructing retaining walls and medians, and road widening. Traffic during construction operations will be delayed and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work.  Specific traffic detours will be communicated as the work progresses and as updated information becomes available. The work hours will be between the hours of 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) will begin their roadway ‘Fabrication and Installation of Ground Mounted Guide and Traffic Signs’ along Route 6 beginning February 20, 2018. 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 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 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.  


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.


Last Week’s Question:  As Presidents Day was earlier this week, we thought we would ask a Presidential question.  In addition to John F. Kennedy, what other presidents spent time living in Barnstable?  According to both Ulysses S. Grant and Grover Cleveland summered on the beaches of Barnstable.


This Week’s Question:  What Barnstable resident was dubbed “the Firebrand of the American Revolution?”  Please email your answer here.

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