It’s a Productive Friday in Dennis Port

A couple of updates since yesterday. The lining is being applied to the courts at Sea View and if the weather holds up and it doesn’t rain, they will get all the lining done today and will put up the nets !!!

The prep work was finished this morning on the mural wall with the windows being blocked out and made even with the wall.

DPW is painting the fence in front of Mike Stacy Park and the Village Green.

The Bocce courts are getting cleaned up for fall play.

The Port is always striving to better itself for its residents, visitors and vacationers.


Project Status in Dennis Port

The 100′ wall in the Pocket Park is being prepped for mural #3. The outline of the mural will be going up shortly and when completed will be a visual delight. If you are having a coffee at Buckies or an Ice Cream at Aunties or just strolling through the downtown area, walk through the park and admire the small rain forest that has grown with the new sprinkler system. If Hans is working on the mural, stop and say Hi.

The 2 combination Tennis/Pickle Ball courts at Sea View had the playing surfaces applied yesterday, Thur. Aug. 17, 2017. The shadows on the courts are not part of the surface and I thought I would have these 2 future Pickle Ball players pose for a photo by the new courts.

BZ’s has definitely been sold. The new owner is planning on a October Grand Opening. Everything is Top Secret and this is all I know at the moment.

The RT. 28/Main St. Streetscape project is still on track to begin sometime this fall.


Photos of Bike Bridge Construction Over Bass River

Had the pleasure of taking a little cruise up and down Bass River today, Monday Aug. 14, 2017 with my 2 grandsons and grabbed a couple of pictures of the active construction project of the new bike bridge over Bass River just south of Route 6.

Great Time at National Night Out

If you didn’t go to National Night Out tonight you missed a great time. Plenty of vendors, free hamburgers cooked by the brass of the Dennis Police Department, tons of free hot dogs thanks to Breakaway Grill, free “Richies Slush ” from Mr. Scoops, free ice cream from Krista K’s, plenty of classic cars in the Village Green. Free concert by Kate and Bill, sponsored by Cape Living Real Estate. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Another professional presentation by the Dennis Police Department and Officer Ryan Carr. I think I can say, Thank You on behalf of all who had the pleasure of attending tonight’s free event.

DPW had vehicles on display

Master Chef’s and Grillologist Chief Peter DiMatteo and Deputy Chief Jim Sullivan

Dennis Historical Society Booth, Dawn Dellner, Phyllis Horton, Town Manager Elizabeth Sullivan and new Assistant Town Manager, Taylor Cobb

Mike Stacy Playground

View from the Pocket Park

Ken Foster and his Breakaway Grill in full cooking mode…

Ryan Carr and Family

Lt. Benson and State Rep. Tim Whalen

Selectman Cleon Turner and State Representative, Tim Whalen

Sara and Terri

The kids checking out the Swat vehicle

Mr. Scoops and Richies Slush

Officer Liz Tucker checking out Krista K’s ice cream

Town Manager, Elizabeth Sullivan and new Assistant Town Manager, Taylor Cobb

Krista K’s flying the Law Enforcement Memorial Flag

Susan Pierce of Cape Living Realty

Fire Dept. booth

Officer Chris Hennigan

The line for free hamburgers and hot dogs was very organized and moved right along.

Inside the Village Green

Classic Cars

Fire Dept. Flag and Ladder Truck for the kids to check out.

Cape Cod 5 always has a great booth.


Work is Continuing at Sea View

After a couple of weeks of no activity on the Tennis/Pickle Ball courts, work resumed this morning, Monday July 31, 2017 . No time table for completion. I’m guessing this is the final coat of asphalt going on. The poles on the north side of the court still have to go up, the fencing has to go up and the net and court makings have to go on.






Don’t forget National Night Out tomorrow on Hall St. in downtown Dennis Port. Starts at 4 p.m. and ends around 7 p.m. Kate & Bill will be performing and singing on the Village Green Gazebo from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Weather report is excellent. Don’t forget to visit our stores, shops and restaurants in the downtown area.

Free Concerts this Week Downtown !

Make plans to spend time with family and friends on the Village Green Tuesday and Thursday night. Tuesday night is Crocodile Tears ( note: they are excellent ) come early for a good seat they have a big following. The Tuesday night concerts are presented by the South Side Civic Association and this week Crocodile Tears is sponsored by Coastal Engineering.

Thursday night the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and TD Bank present their final Thursday concert of the summer with “Canon Hill”.

All concerts are on the Village Green and start at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. Picnics and snacks are encouraged. Bring friends and family and sing along with the bands as the sun sets in the west.

National Night Out

Dennis Port is happy and proud to announce that National Night Out will be held for the third consecutive year in downtown Dennis Port. There will also be a free concert on the Village Green at 6 p.m. Fun Times…..don’t forget we also have the Mike Stacy playground for the young ones.

National Night Out is always a great time for the kids and adults alike……Mark your calendar, Tuesday, Aug. 1 2017.

Hello all,


This message is primarily meant for the business folks in town, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to get everyone “in the know!”  If you know of any business owner or manager that might be interested in the following info, please feel free to forward it along.


Tuesday, August 1st is National Night Out.  For those that may not know, this is our annual “block party” and the idea behind it is to get the community together and display and discuss what we do, and how we do it as a police agency.  Many years ago, we thought we should start opening the displays up to other town agencies.  When now-Sgt. Patsavos and I began running the event many years ago, we took the momentum our predecessors provided and began to incorporate as many community members as we could to show off all that Dennis has to offer.  Food and drink was incorporated.  Our only rule is that everything is free.  Our hope was to get kids and families out to meet us at a free and fun-filled event.


This year the event will once again be held at the Dennis Port Village Green (Mike Stacey Park) in downtown Dennis Port.  We will close Hall Street at 3pm for setup.  The event will run from 4 to 7pm.  This year we already have Cape Cod Broadcasting scheduled to appear, we will piggy-back the South Side Civic Association’s Summer Concert series, and the Army Nation Guard will be setting up a go-cart course!  There are many more displays and fun planned.


This is where I come with hat-in-hand.  We have been grateful for donations in the past, as our operating budget does not allow for us to pay for the type of party we hope to throw.  Our donation requests include hot dogs and hamburgers, condiments, waters, paper plates and napkins, cheese, and hamburger buns/hot dog rolls.  If anyone out there can help us out, not only will you have our gratitude and thanks, but I have come up with another way to thank you:


We have 5,000 followers on Facebook.  I’m looking to make August “Community Partners Month” and each day, I’ll schedule a post on our page.  I’d like to have a cruiser in front of the business/organization and a plug giving thanks with a picture and a link to the business’s Facebook page.


So if you think you might be able to help out with a donation of anything on the list, please let me know and we can coordinate!


I’m keeping my fingers crossed for good weather, and I hope that everyone and their families can make it to this fun event.  This is my 7th time coordinating National Night Out, and it’s a blast.  It’s definitely a highlight of the year for the PD – and a great display of how awesome Dennis really is.


Patrolman Ryan Carr

Community Policing Officer, CPS

Emergency Medical Services Officer

Community Services Division

Dennis Police Department

774-352-1528 (Direct)

508-394-1313 (Dispatch)


Tonight’s Concert Cancelled !

Due to impending bad weather the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and TD Bank have cancelled tonight’s concert ( Thur. July 13, 2017 ).

SSCA Summer Concert Series

It’s that time of the year again that you waited all winter for ! It’s the umpteenth annual Summer Concert Series brought to you by the South Side Civic Association. All concerts start at 6 p.m. and usually end around 7:30 p.m. Picnics with family and friends are strongly encouraged. Don’t forget we have the Mike Stacy Playground for the little one’s while you enjoy the music under the setting sun.

Welcome Aboard Salon 17

The Dennis Port Revitalization Committee would like to Welcome Aboard, Salon 17.

Salon 17 at 17 Telegraph Rd. held their Grand Opening last night and is looking forward to contributing to making the downtown Dennis Port area the place to be. I can tell you first hand that the Salon looks great and is a welcome addition to the downtown area. In the below photo, left to right is hair stylist Theresa, owner Melissa and her husband Brad. Stop by and check it out. Salon 17 is located next to the Organic Market. Their phone number is 508-619-7438 and the email address is