Road Work Notice


I’m Happy to Report that MassDOT has responded to my recent letter and issued the following work notice.

Road Work Notice From MASS DOT

Estimated Start Date of Work: 8/12/19

Project Type: Asphalt Pavement Repairs and Improvements.

Description of Work: Repairing deteriorated asphalt (pothole repairs) associated with Route-28 northbound & southbound lanes from the Mashpee / Barnstable Town Line to Bearses Way (Barnstable).

Hours of Operation (Day/Night): 9:00 PM – 5:30 AM

Description of Traffic Management: Lane restrictions controlled by Police Details.

Estimated Duration of Work: 6 Night’s, starting on/or about August 12th; Weather permitting.

Note: Work to be scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights only.

Santuit River Herring Project

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has received federal grant funding through NOAA’s Species Recovery Grant Program.

The $100,000 award will be used for the Santuit River herring research project, which will analyze the Santuit River ecosystem to discover if there are any physical or biological features that are threatening alewife and blueback herring.

The goal of the study is to determine if population restoration, stream habitat restoration or relocation strategies would be effective for protecting herring.

The Santuit River, also known as the Cotuit River, is a 2.3-mile-long (3.7 km) river on the border between Mashpee & Cotuit.  The river flows southwards from the southern end of Santuit Pond into Popponesset Bay (also known as Shoestring Bay)

Read History “The Sachem’s Place” HERE

Free Fun Fridays

Free Fun Friday: The Big Red House with the Blue Trees

Friday, August 16, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Free Fun Fridays comes to the Cahoon! Stop by the Museum for a fun day of activities and art. To kick off the day, from 11:00am – 12:30pm, steel drum instructor Amy Hughes and her students will play away and lead a drum stick making craft activity.  At 12:00pm, Puppet Man will appear for an hour and from 1:15 to 2:15 Bubble Man will delight us with his giant, floating, magical orbs under the Blue Trees in the Museum’s yard. Admission is FREE for all!

The Museum will be open for free all day from 10:00am – 4:00pm. View the current exhibitions, Exquisite Shells: The Art of Sailors Valentines, Valerie Hegarty: Secrets of the Sea, Selections from the Permanent Collection, and The Blue Trees. Explore the Family Room and learn about why the trees are blue and take a minute to cool off.

Free Fun Fridays are sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation and offers visitors no-cost admission to 100 of the most treasured cultural institutions in Massachusetts. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free.

Check out the full schedule HERE