Weather Notice


* WHAT…South winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph

* WHERE…In Massachusetts, Barnstable MA, Dukes MA and
Nantucket MA Counties. In Rhode Island, Block Island RI County.

* WHEN…From 11 PM this evening to 8 AM EDT Friday.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Attention Boaters

Lovell’s Pond Public Ramp in Cotuit Temporarily Closed

The Town of Barnstable Conservation Division, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works, Marine & Environmental Affairs, and Solitude Lake Management, will begin work at Lovell’s Pond in Cotuit to remove inoperative air delivery lines used to deliver air as part of a circulation system. Lovell’s Pond Public Ramp will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, November 5th and is expected to reopen when removal activities are completed, approximately two days after the project begins, weather permitting.  Public access to the ramp will not be permitted throughout the removal process. Any questions regarding this project should be directed to the Conservation Division 508-862-4093

Citizens Leadership Academy


The twenty-seventh session of Inside Barnstable Town Government

 A Citizens Leadership Academy will begin Tuesday, January 28, 2020 The Academy is an 11-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. It 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 700 Barnstable residents and employees have participated in the program.

Classes are held on Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:00 PM and will be in various locations throughout the Town.  The Academy also includes a bus tour of the seven villages.  The classes are 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 so Register early to avoid the waiting list.  NO FEE!!

Applications are available at the Town Manager’s Office, 367 Main Street, Hyannis or online HERE

Susan French & Arthur Caiado

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

Deer Hunter’s Meeting


Archery meeting Wednesday, November 20, 7pm

Primitive meeting Wednesday, December 11, 7 pm

The Marine and Environmental Affairs Department will be holding a forum for hunters interested in the special regulations and requirements that will govern the 2019 controlled deer hunt on Sandy Neck Beach Park. Meetings will be held at the Centerville Recreation Building, 524 Main St., Centerville. The deer hunt for archery hunters will be November 25 – 30, 2019 – or until six (6) deer have been taken, whichever comes first. Primitive firearms hunting will be December 16 – December 21, 2019 or until six (6) deer have been taken, whichever comes first. A total of twelve (12) deer will be harvested. The meeting will cover special regulations, harvest objectives and prerequisites for participation in the hunt. Hunters MUST attend their respective meeting to be eligible to participate in the Sandy Neck deer hunt. Hunters are only eligible for the archery hunt or the primitive firearms hunt, not both. Any questions call: 508-790-6272.