Historical Society of Santuit & Cotuit

Same time: 11 am – 3 pm
Historical Society Grounds
Admission: $5 members, $6 nonmembers
$3 for children ages 4 to 12
  • Homemade Pies and Slices for Sale
  • Cotuit Chili Challenge – Sample any or all and vote
  • Complimentary Glass of Beer or Apple Cider
  • Open-Hearth Cooking in 1808 Homestead
  • Outdoor Games for Children
  • Gift Shop Sale (25 % off on selected items)
  • Fly-Tying Demo by Mike DeSisto of Cotuit Saltwater Fly
  • Weaving Demonstration by Jane Moore, Weavers’ Guild, Boston
  • Book Signing by author Annie B. Copps “A Little Taste of Cape Cod,”

More info HERE

Cotuit School

Update October 3, 2019: Received from Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association “As most of you know, the Waldorf School lease of the Cotuit Elementary School property was terminated last spring by the Town of Barnstable School Committee. At the time, it was indicated that the building would be used by the Cape Cod Collaborative going forward. Since then, a review of the building indicated that an investment of as much as $1.3 million over three-four years would be needed to address structural and other capital deficiencies to make the building one which the Collaborative would utilize. This entails structural and mechanical issues that are a result of the age of the property and under-investment for many years, and not the fault of the Waldorf School. The School Committee has now indicated that it plans to have the school building revert to the Town so that the Town can evaluate what is the right course of action for the property, including alternative uses other than as a school. This is likely to occur at the November 7, 2019 meeting of the School Committee. The Committee has invited public comment on this matter, and we encourage interested residents to submit any comments that they have to the Committee by e-mail.” The addresses can be found HERE You can review the Committee’s recent discussion of this matter HERE

Update: See February 5, 2019 Newspaper article HERE 

There have been many requests to direct citizens to the online Petition in support of the Waldorf School. Waldorf was recently informed that a new lease will not be available to them to remain at the former Cotuit Elementary School and they must vacate by June 30, 2019.

A recent newspaper article in the further explains what the School District has planned for leasing the facility to the Cape Cod Collaborative 


Comprehensive Wastewater Planning

UPDATE: October 3, 2019 View Final Draft of the Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan HERE View Financing Plan for the Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan HERE

UPDATE: October 3, 2019 The Town will host a series of four public information sessions over the next 30 days that will allow the public to hear about the plan, ask questions, and offer comments. Information sessions will be held at 6:30 pm in Barnstable County Complex Conference Room 10/15, Hyannis Town Hall 10/22, Marstons Mills Liberty Hall 10/28 & Osterville Library 10/21.

For More Information Contact: Daniel W. Santos, P.E. Director of Public Works Daniel.Santos@town.barnstable.ma.us

The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works released the Draft Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP).  The Draft CWMP will guide wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal efforts in Barnstable for the next 30 years, with the primary goals of reducing nutrient enrichment of coastal estuaries and fresh water ponds as well as the protection of public water supplies.  Secondary goals include supporting economic growth and providing solutions in areas where it has traditionally been difficult to site on-site systems such as areas with high groundwater and poor soils.  The Draft CWMP relies on both traditional methods of addressing wastewater, in the form of centralized collection and treatment, but also invests heavily in alternative technologies in the short term to potentially minimize the need for centralized sewering in later phases of the plan.

The Town has been working since 2015 to develop a plan that meets the needs of the community as well as the requirements of the Cape Commission’s “208 Plan” that was released in 2017.  The “208 Plan” outlines the region’s plan to meet the requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act.

UPDATE: June 20, 2019 View recent Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP)  Power Point Presentation HERE

UPDATE: January 3, 2019 View Power Point Presentation on Wastewater Efforts in Barnstable HERE 

UPDATE: November 17, 2017 View details HERE outlining Intermunicipal Agreement between Barnstable, Mashpee and Sandwich to Clean Up Popponesset Bay.

UPDATE: August 17, 2017 View Final Wastewater Planning Presentation to Town Council HERE

UPDATE: June 17, 2017 The Town of Barnstable’s Water Resources Advisory Committee held a workshop on Saturday June 17, 2017 to discuss the timeline, process and preliminary costs associated with cleaning up Barnstable’s ponds, rivers, shorelines and embayments. View meeting HERE

UPDATE: May 17, 2017 View Barnstable’s Draft Wastewater Plan HERE presented by DPW to the Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC) and Town CouncilBarnstable Walling Map – 1856

The Town of Barnstable’s Water Resources Advisory Committee held a workshop on Saturday June 17, 2017 to discuss the timeline, process and preliminary costs associated with cleaning up Barnstable’s ponds, rivers, shorelines and embayments. View meeting HERE