Upcoming Precinct 7 & Town Council Meetings June 2018

Cotuit Prudential Committee Meeting –  Tuesday June 5, 5pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Appointments Committee – Wednesday June 6, 5:30pm, Town Hall

Town Council Zoning & Regulation Review Committee – Thursday June 7, 6pm, Town Hall

Town Council Town Manager Contract Committee – Thursday June 7, 6:30pm, Town Hall

Town Council Meeting – Thursday June 7, 7pm, Town Hall 

Cotuit Prudential Committee Meeting –  Friday June 8, 9am, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Fire Commissioner’s Meeting – Tuesday June 12, 5:30pmFreedom Hall 

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday June 13, 3-5pm, Cotuit Library

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday June 19, 5:30pm, Town Hall

Town Council Committee to Assess Homelessness – Tuesday June 19, 6pm, Town Hall

Cotuit Civic Association Meeting – Tuesday June 19, 7:30pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Water Commissioner’s Meeting – Wednesday June 20, 6pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – Thursday June 21, 6pm, Town Hall

Town Council Meeting – Thursday June 21, 7pm, Town Hall

Town Council Zoning & Regulation Review Committee – Monday June 25, 6pm, Town Hall

Cotuit Fire District Special Meeting – Tuesday June 26, 7:30pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Prudential Committee Meeting –  Thursday June 28, 5pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Water Commissioner’s Meeting – Thursday June 28, 5pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Roads Committee  – TBD


Seasonal Lifeguards Wanted

Lifeguards Wanted in the Town of Barnstable 

Job Description:  Must be at least 17 years of age (or 16 with one year of experience as a lifeguard aide). Assists in maintaining the safety and well being of others.

Minimum Qualifications:  American Red Cross LGT, Waterfront Lifeguard Certification, and Professional Rescuer CPR. Additional Qualifications Certification as above, and Division policy and Procedures set forth by the manual.

Hours: 9am-5pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day, including weekends.

Apply HERE



Today is the day we formally express our thanks, with gratitude and in remembrance, of the men and women having selflessly given their lives, honoring us, and the freedoms won. If we fail to remember and honor these brave men and women, we’re likely to forget their great sacrifices; let us not forget.

Memorial Day 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.


Annual Strawberry Festival

The Historical Society of Santuit & Cotuit’s

 Annual Strawberry Festival

Saturday June 9, 2018, 12-4PM

Dottridge Homestead, 1148 Main Street, Cotuit, MA

Kick off your summer with this wonderful, family friendly event. Enjoy delicious strawberry shortcake made with fresh strawberries, tender biscuits and homemade whipped cream. New this year will be the offering of root beer floats to complete this classic summer tradition. Tour the museums, visit the gift shop, and enjoy the historical kitchen gardens. Admission is $6.00 per person. ($5 for HSSC members.) Rain or Shine!

Town Manager Recommends New Chief of Police


HYANNIS, MA (May 25, 2018) – Today Town Manager Mark Ells announced he is moving forward with the appointment of Deputy Chief Matthew Sonnabend as the next Police Chief for the Town of Barnstable, subject to approval by Town Council. Deputy Chief Sonnabend has served in the U.S. Army Military Police, Falmouth and Barnstable Police Departments spanning 21 years of law enforcement experience and advancing to his current position of Deputy Chief. Deputy Chief Sonnabend was one of two candidates that placed first on the Police Chief Eligibility List resulting from the Assessment Center conducted in February as required by Civil Service and in following Civil Service procedures as required for the hiring of our Police Chief. In making this decision Mr. Ells also took into consideration the results of a citizen survey, community stakeholder panel and an individual interview with the Town Manager. Mr. Ells plans to bring forward for Town Council ratification Deputy Chief Sonnabend as our next Chief of Police on June 7, 2018.