Re-Election 2019

Jessica Rapp Grassetti, Town Councilor

Seeking final 4yr term for Precinct 7 seat on the Barnstable Town Council.

First elected to the Council in 2011 for a 2yr term.  ReElected 2013 for another 2yr term (terms adjusted to reflect changes in Census data) ReElected in 2015 for 4yr term and this  will be my final 4yr term.

Sign Nomination Papers: Come by School Street in front of the Cotuit PO, Cotuit, MA 02635 where I’ll be collecting signatures (Precinct 7 voters only) next Saturday morning. Happy to listen to your concerns. Remember you must be a registered voter of the Town of Barnstable to vote in the fall election. Register to Vote HERE

2019 Election Calendar HERE




976 Main Street, Cotuit

Some Accomplishments as your Town Councilor

  • Formed Informational website to keep citizens duly informed and updated on Town of Barnstable government business, Cotuit Fire District and local events
  • Developed & Implemented Online Public Comment Submittal Form for Meetings accessible on Town Council Website
  • Instituted Monthly meetings held on 2nd Wednesday 3-5pm, Cotuit Library
  • Reports at Monthly Meetings of the Cotuit/Santuit Civic Association
  • Concerns of Cotuit Annual Tour w/ Chief of Police & Department Heads
  • Served one year as Town Council Vice President
  • Served three years as Town Council President
  • Formed Town Manager Search Committee – Procured Collins Center to assist in search
  • Hired Town Manager
  • Formed Roads Committee – New Legislation for Private Roads repaired w/ public monies
  • Formed Homelessness Committee
  • Formed Committee to Analyze the Impact of Illegal Drugs on the Barnstable Community
  • Formed Charter Review Committee- No Preliminary Town Election, Collector Appointed, and Charter Objection Clarification
  • Formed Water Resource Advisory Committee – Assisted TOB with the 208 planning for Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan
  • Formed Asset Management Committee – Assists Town Manager in management and disposal of Town owned assets
  • Chair of the Appointments Committee – Interviews Volunteers to serve on the 40+ Boards, Committees & Commssions
  • Member of Zoning & Regulatory Review Committee & Asset Management Committee
  • Liaison to Historical Commission, Land Acquisition & Preservation & Mid-Cape Cultural Council

I look forward to continuing service as your Barnstable Town Council Precinct 7 Representative, Thank you!





June 14 is Flag Day, an annual observance of the Second Continental Congress’ official adoption of the stars and stripes June 14, 1777. At the time, they “resolved that the flag of the 13 United States” be represented by 13 alternating red and white stripes and the union by 13 white stars in a blue field, “representing a new constellation.”


  • Bernard J. Cigrand is considered the father of Flag Day. In 1885, as a young teacher at a high school in Waubeka, Wisconsin, Cigrand put a small flag on his desk and told his students to write essays about it. He fought for the rest of his life to formally establish the holiday, according to the National Flag Day Foundation.
  • The flag has been changed 27 times. The final star, for Hawaii, was added in 1960.
  • The first time the flag was flown after being adopted was on Aug. 3, 1777 in Rome, New York.
  • The flag’s colors have become significant over time. The white is for purity, the red is for valor and the blue is for justice, according to
  • President George Washington described the design like this: “We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing liberty.”
  • The first flag was probably created by Francis Hopkinson, who signed the Declaration of Independence. He requested “a quarter cask of the public wine” as payment for his design. He was rejected.
  • Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag according to a pattern, which was likely Hopkinson’s. Legend has it she changed the six-point stars he’d drawn to five-point ones because they were easier to stitch.
  • Sea captain William Driver gave the flag its “Old Glory” nickname in 1831, according to
  • The current design of the U.S. flag was created by Robert G. Heft, who made the pattern for a high school project. He earned a B- at first, but when the government chose it, his teacher raised the grade to an A.
  • There are six American flags on the moon. Five are standing, and Neil Armstrong’s fell over!

Cotuit Kettleers Baseball 2019


Photo by Rick Heath, 2010

The Cape Cod Baseball League is the premier amateur baseball league in the nation since 1885 and 2019 marks the 134th season.  Join the Cotuit Kettleers Home Opener as they host the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox at Elizabeth Lowell Park, 10 Lowell Ave., Cotuit, 5pm, Monday June 10. Parking Information HERE

View Cotuit Kettleers HomePage  HERE

View 2019 Schedule HERE