Mashpee flu clinic December 7th; Chatham special Town Meeting December 6th; Inside Barnstable Town Government winter classes; New flag box at Eastham Public Library; Barnstable burglar alarm registration

Chatham special Town Meeting on Monday, December 6th

The Town of Chatham will hold a special Town Meeting on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school on Crowell Road.

There are eight articles on the warrant including the much talked about issue of creating a regional school district with the Town of Harwich.

From Article 7 (Establishment of a Regional School District):

Shall the town accept the provisions of sections sixteen to sixteen I, inclusive, of chapter seventy-one of the General Laws providing for the establishment of a regional school district, together with the town of Harwich, and the construction, maintenance and operation of regional schools by said district in accordance with the provisions of a proposed agreement filed with the selectmen?

The article received the approval/recommendation of both the school committee and the board of selectmen (3-2-0), but did not receive the approval/recommendation of the finance committee (6-1-0).

Read the entire warrant here.

Information courtesy of the Town of Chatham.


Mashpee flu and pneumonia clinic December 7th

The Town of Mashpee will hold a flu and pneumonia clinic on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Christ the King Parish Center on Jobs Fishing Road in Mashpee.

H1N1 is included in the vaccine. The clinic is open to all Mashpee residents 18 and older.

Call the Mashpee Board of Health at 508-539-1400, ext. 555 (please do not contact the church) for more information. Click here for details.

Courtesy of the Town of Mashpee.


Inside Barnstable Town Government winter classes begin January 25th

The seventeenth session of Inside Barnstable Town Government, A Citizens Leadership Academy will begin January 25, 2011.  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.  The program is designed to advance understanding of and participation in civic affairs as well as to increase awareness of the challenges facing municipal government.

The classes will be on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 pm and will be held in various locations throughout the Town.  The Academy also includes a bus tour of the seven villages.  The classes will be conducted by Town staff and provide interactive learning experiences, group discussions, and site tours.  The program is free of charge and class size is limited.  Please register early to avoid the waiting list.

Applications are available at the Town Manager’s Office, 367 Main Street, Hyannis or online at  To receive an application by mail or fax, please call 508-862-4610.  For specific information, you may call either of the Academy facilitators:  Susan French (508-362-2864) or Meg Loughran (508-362-5490).

Courtesy of the Town of Barnstable.


New flag box at the Eastham Public Library

The Eastham Public Library now has a flag box where you can drop off tattered, unserviceable US flags. The box is a service of the American Veterans Post 333, who will take care of the disposing of the flags. The box honors Sgt. Mark Vecchione, U.S. Army, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2006.

Courtesy of the Town of Eastham.


Burglar alarm registration renewals due in Barnstable

All burglar alarm registrations within the Town of Barnstable will expire on December 31, 2010. If you are an alarm user, commercial or residential, monitored or non-monitored, you need to renew your alarm registration and get your 2011/2012 decal.

An alarm registration renewal form, available at the Barnstable Police Department or online here, must be completed and submitted with the $25 registration fee.   Renew by December 31, 2010 to avoid costly unregistered alarm fines.

There have been changes to the regulations which will take effect on January 1, 2011.
Regulations are available for review/download here.

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