Call for volunteers for community vision, forums, Town Notes



Due to an editing error, the story A + E “Seaweed Ships, Stories Overlapped, American Art Included” in last week’s print edition of The Barnstable Patriot (October 22, p. B1), as well as the first online edition of that day, mislabeled Two Legends. The correct captions appear here, with our apologies to the artists and the Cahoon Museum.

Pamela Becker, Days End, 2019, linen and rayon thread, reed core.

Call for contributions from the public, volunteers

The Town of Barnstable is updating its Local Master Plan (PAG), last updated in 2010. The LRSP sets a vision for growth and development, land use, infrastructure and resource protection, as well as a targeted action plan to guide future work and resource allocation.

The development of the LCP will be led by a local comprehensive planning committee, designed to better facilitate and communicate the planning process and involve the whole community in the planning effort.

Barnstable is seeking comments on the composition of this important committee. A memorandum outlining the format of the proposed committee and the composition of the nominations was distributed in draft form to city council on October 21 and is posted on the city’s website under the Planning and Development Department.

Public comments on this memorandum, including the committee structure and the nomination process, will be accepted until November 15. Please direct your comments to: Elizabeth Jenkins at [email protected], with the LCP committee in the subject line.

Updates – including information on how interested residents can apply for a committee seat – are expected to be provided at the November 18 city council meeting, with additional communications to follow.

Meet Your State Representatives 1: 1

State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R-West Barnstable) will be holding office hours on Friday, October 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the West Barnstable Fire Hall, 2160 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable. If you are unable to attend but would like to meet, please email Xiarhos Representative Legislative Assistant Stuart at [email protected] to arrange a meeting.

Representative Kip Diggs (D-Hyannis) invites residents to visit him during his monthly office hours at the Yarmouth Senior Center from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday 10 November.

McDonald's / Cape Cod partnered with the Barnstable County Department of Health to host a free clinic on Tuesday to help the local community fight the spread of COVID-19.

Internship opportunity

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Bay State Games Internship Program, a chance for high school students to gain valuable experience in sports management. Interns will have the opportunity to learn more about event management, financial management, operations, sponsorship and media relations.

Former Bay State Games interns have worked in prestigious professional sports organizations, including the New England Patriots, Washington Wizards and Capitals, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Dolphins, and in intercollegiate athletics at the Big East Conference, in the Princeton University, Northeastern University and Tufts. University.

The internship lasts 10 to 11 weeks, from mid-May to the end of July 2022. Interns are expected to work regular 40-hour weeks in May and June, with additional hours in July to accommodate the calendar of events during the Summer Games.

There are five to six operations internship positions available and one to two communications positions available. For job descriptions for each position, please visit Interviews are scheduled on an ongoing basis, with most positions filled by January 2022. Email [email protected] or call 781-932-6555 with any questions.

Debra Jones, Barnstable County Board of Health;  Maycon Martins, manager at McDonald's / Cape Cod;  Graycen Roundtree from Representative Sarah Peake's office;  and Mark McBee, owner / operator of McDonald's / Cape Cod.

Youth Community Forum

The Cape Cod Foundation will present a free virtual community forum, “Supporting Youth Across Cape Cod”, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Thursday, November 4, which will focus in part on the special needs caused by the pandemic.

One goal, said Foundation President and CEO Kristin O’Malley announcing the session, is to “continue to fight the impacts of the pandemic and bring educational, social and emotional development to younger residents. of our community a permanent priority ”.

Speakers will discuss what can be done collaboratively to help. Presenters joining O’Malley will be Tracey Crago, Executive Director of Falmouth Volunteers in Public Schools; Stacie Peugh, President and CEO of the YMCA Cape Cod; and Emily Smalley, current COO and new CEO of Calmer Choice.

The forum is the fourth in the foundation’s 2021 series. Register online at to attend or to receive a link to a recording, which will be available after the event. Links to the recordings of the foundation’s first three forums – on food security and access, housing and homelessness, and mental and behavioral health – are also available.

Sara Campbell's Pumpkin welcomes visitors to Kate Gould Park in Chatham for the Pumpkins in the Park Halloween exhibit.

Running for the office round table

Cape Women’s Coalition will present “Part 2 – Yes, you! Can Run For Office ”Friday, November 5, 8-9: 30am at Optimist Café, Yarmouth Port, another in the CWC’s roundtable series. Participants will be able to ask people who have experience in the job application process what this specifically entails.

Speakers include Jeanne Azarovitz, Bourne Planning Board; Onjale Scott-Price, Falmouth Select Board of Directors; Julie Kavanaugh, Harwich Board of Selectmen; and Tracy Shaughnessy, Barnstable City Council. Stephanie Coxe, Executive Director of the Regional Housing Network of Massachusetts and Director of Nexes Werx, will act as moderator.

Reservations are open to the first 20 people registered. A waiting list will be maintained if the event is full. Masks will be compulsory. Register online before October 29 for tickets ($ 25 including breakfast) at

Pick up the pace in front of a pop-up cemetery for ship captains along Main Street in Centerville.

Summer time

Daylight saving time will end on Sunday, November 7. Clocks will move back one hour to 2 a.m., providing an extra hour of sleep this weekend, but the days will seem shorter with the sun going down an hour earlier. US Senator Ed Markey is part of a bipartisan group of senators seeking to make daylight saving time permanent across the country.

An overturned skeleton along Freezer Road in Sandwich.


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