Christmas in Cotuit

SANTA’s arrival at Town Dock and the lighting of the Christmas tree has been RESCHEDULED to SUNDAY December 4th (same time schedule).

All indoor events will still be occurring on Saturday as scheduled at HSSC, Library, Fire Department, Cahoon and Freedom Hall. 

View more information HERE

Draft Amendments to Title 5 Regulations

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is proposing to amend the Title 5 regulations, 310 CMR 15.000, to enhance protection of embayments and estuaries—particularly on Cape Cod, the Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts—from nitrogen pollution originating primarily from wastewater. The proposed amendments will add nitrogen reduction provisions within natural resource areas for Title 5 systems. MassDEP is also proposing new related regulations at 314 CMR 21.00 to provide a voluntary watershed permitting approach to control nitrogen and other pollutants from entering the embayments and estuaries.

The draft regulations will be published on the MassDEP website at:

MassDEP will conduct three public hearings:

In-person & Remote, MassDEP, 20 Riverside Dr., Lakeville, MA, November 30, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Register for remote session in advance at:

Remote Only, December 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Register in advance at:

In-person & Remote, Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main St., Hyannis, MA, December 5, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Register for remote session in advance at:

After registering for remote sessions, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You do not need to register in advance to attend either of the hearings in-person. Comments on the proposed revisions may be presented orally at the public hearing.
This information is available in alternate format Contact Glynis Bugg at 617-348-4040. TTY# MassRelay Service 1-800-439-2370

Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on December 16, 2022. All comments submitted
must include the name and contact information of the person providing the comments.

If you have any questions or would like to request a copy of the proposed amendments, please contact Marybeth Chubb by email at

Cotuit Weather & Tides

Cotuit Weather  HERE


Cotuit Tides HERE

View Cotuit Town Dock Webcam HERE

If you notice a camera is not be working please notify the Town:

If you observe suspicious activity please contact the Barnstable Police  24/7 (508-775-0387) or the Harbormaster’s Office, Monday – Friday (508-790-6273).

Upcoming Precinct 7 & Town Council Meetings December 2022

View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

Town Council Meeting – Thursday December 1, 7pm, Barnstable Town Hall

Cotuit Fire Commission –  Tuesday December 13, 5:30pm, Remote

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday  December 14, 3-4:30pm, Cotuit Library

Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday December 14, 5:45pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Meeting – Thursday December 15, 7pm, Barnstable Town Hall

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday December 19, 6pm, Remote

Cotuit Fire District Cotuit School Committee – TBD


Citizens Leadership Academy


The twenty-eighth session of Inside Barnstable Town Government, A Citizens Leadership Academy will begin Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The academy is a 12-week commitment with the goal of educating the citizens of Barnstable about the operations of town government, while also obtaining valuable feedback and participation from those citizens participating in the Academy. The program is designed to advance understanding of and participation in civic affairs as well as to increase awareness of the challenges facing municipal government. Inside Barnstable Town Government began in 2003. To date, over 800 Barnstable residents and employees have participated in the program.

The classes will be on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 PM and will be held in various locations throughout the Town.  The classes will be conducted by Town staff and provide interactive learning experiences, group discussions, and site tours.  The program is free of charge and open to anyone who resides or works in the Town of Barnstable.   Class size is limited.  Please register early to avoid the waiting list.  

Applications are available at the Town Manager’s Office, 367 Main Street, Hyannis or HERE.To receive an application by mail or fax, please call 508-862-4610.

Susan French & Arthur Caiado

For specific information, call Academy Facilitators Sue French at 508-362-2864 or Deb Brunelle at 508-648-5936