Changes to Government Access Channel Lineup

Media Release:Changes to Xfinity Channel Lineup will affect the Town of Barnstable Government Access Channel  Contact:Sarah Beal-Fletcher, Government Access Channel  508-862-4963 

(HYANNIS, MA – August 14, 2023) The Town of Barnstable was recently notified by Xfinity of changes to the channel lineup in Barnstable. These changes will affect our Government Access Channel and its location on Xfinity for our residents. On or around August 17, 2023 Xfinity subscribers can tune into Channel 8 for our new standard definition channel or Channel 1072 for high definition. Barnstable is the first Town on Cape Cod to have a high definition government access channel. As always our content can be found on the Town website via our livestream and our video on demand archive. These changes will also affect our public access channel which is operated by the Cape Media Center in Dennis. The public access channel will now be available on Channel 26. Livestream: HERE

Video on Demand: HERE

YouTube: HERE

Selective Shellfish Areas to Reopen Sunrise Tomorrow




Barnstable Harbor, Cotuit Bay and West Bay are all cleared to re-open to shellfishing effective sunrise tomorrow 08/12/2023.

These areas will revert to the open/closed maps from before the emergency closure meaning that any areas within these water bodies that were closed prior to the emergency closure, remain closed.

Shellfish open and closed area maps should be updated by tomorrow morning to show the most up to date maps, you can view them HERE and HERE

Be sure to check the maps tomorrow before the afternoon tide to ensure you are headed out to an open area as all of Hyannis and Poponessett Bay remain CLOSED until further notice.

Take Care,

Amy Croteau

Any questions please call the Division of Marine Fisheries at 978-282-0308.