Barnstable Town Council

2014 & 2015 TOWN COUNCIL Standing: Paul Hebert, Precinct 3; Will Crocker, Jr., Precinct 6; Eric R. Steinhilber, Precinct 2; James Crocker, Precinct 5; John Norman, Precinct 12; Sara Cushing, Precinct 10; Phil Wallace, Precinct 11; Fred Chirigotis, Precinct 4. … Continue reading

Winter Storm Advisory

In the event of a winter storm, residents should be aware of the following emergency numbers if you need specific help during any storm.

Barnstable Department of Public Works (snow plowing): 508-790-6331
Barnstable Police Department Business Line: 508-775-0387
Barnstable Police Department Administration Line: 508-775-0920
Red Cross: 508-775-1540
NSTAR: 1-800-592-2000
National Grid: 1-800-465-1212
If you find yourself in a life threatening situation, always call 911


Driving along Route 28 the past few days has been like maneuvering an obstacle course of potholes. If you were unlucky enough to drive into one of the massive tire busters you have my sympathies but don’t go looking for the state to reimburse you for any costs resulting from the potholes.
According to Department of Transportation spokesman Michael Verseckes, Massachusetts law exempts the state from liability due to pothole damage. The only exceptions are if the pothole is the sole cause of an accident that causes death or serious injury.
The DOT encourages people to contact the state to report potholes on state highways with as precise a location as possible. The DOT can be reached at 877-623-6846 or via its website,

Upcoming Meetings

Roads Committee Meeting – Tuesday January 29 5:15pm, Town Hall

Appointments Committee Meeting – Monday January 28 5:15pm, Town Hall

Massachusetts Municipal Association MMA Meeting January 23-25, Boston


Town Council Meeting – Thursday January 16, 7pm

Barnstable 375 Meeting – Wednesday January 15,  9am, Town Hall

Cotuit 375 Meeting – Wednesday January 8, 7pm, Cotuit Library

Monthly Precinct Meeting – Wednesday January 8, 3:00-4:30, Cotuit Library

Town Council Meeting – Thursday January 3, 7pm, Town Hall CANCELLED Due to Weather