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Hall Street Farmers Market

Yesterday I made the suggestion on the Dennis Economic Developmnt Blog that we consider closing a portion of Hall Street one afternoon a week to host a Farmers Market.  For those of you unfamiliar with the issue, the Dennisport Revitalization Committee and the Dennisport Business Association have been trying to bring a Farmers Market to the village.  Ideas ranging from Mike Stacey Park to the Catholic Church Parking Lot Have been considered.  However, each has its drawbacks. Mike Stacey Park has generally been a favored location.  However, the grassy areas of the park become inaccessible to children looking to play during those hours of operation.

Locating a Farmers Market on Hall Street itself would alleviate this issue.  It could also be tied in to other park activities, drawing many new visitors to the Village.

What do you think?


Help Improve Dennis Port in 5 Minutes or Less

How to help improve Dennis Port in 5 minutes or less…..Take the Village Green & Mike Stacy Playground Survey!

The Dennis Port Revitalization Committee is exploring improvements to the Dennis Port Village Green and Mike Stacy Playground to make it safer and encourage people to use the park more frequently. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the on-line Dennis Port Park Survey at and tell us what would bring you to the park. Thank you!



The proposed Hotel Zoning District plan will be voted upon at this year’s Fall Town Meeting. This district will have an impact on both the economic and aesthetic development of the Town of Dennis. To provide the town’s citizens with knowledge and background information essential to make an informed decision, the Dennis Port Revitalization Committee is sponsoring an educational forum at the Town Hall hearing room on Monday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Dan Fortier, Town Planner, crafter of the proposed law. He will explain the law and will be open for questions following the presentation. Information learned at this forum will enable citizens to make a more informed decision at the Fall Town Meeting.

Park Work June 15, 2010

We’re putting the finishing touches on the new Dennis Port Village Main Street Park today and we need your help! Bring your work gloves (and a rake, if you have one) to the new park at 12 noon today, June 15, 2010, to help spread mulch and do some light weeding.

The park is located in the center of Dennis Port Village, at the site of the old Henderson’s Hardware.

Hope to see you there!

Dennis Port Bench Program

Unanimous comments from the recent charrette requested that Dennis Port have benches and planters throughout the downtown area to encourage a comfortable shopping environment in the village. To offer these amenities, the Dennis Port Revitalization Committee is offering a bench program for people interested in memorializing loved ones or groups. The benches can be viewed at

This program will allow individuals or groups to buy a quality, attractively styled bench that will be memorialized with a permanently affixed plaque. To discuss plans to purchase one of these benches or for further information, please contact either Hank Bowen at 508-385-1934 or the Town Hall.

June 3rd Cottage And RV Zoning Meeting

We will meet on Thursday June 3rd at the West Dennis Graded School House at 9 am. At this meeting I will provide an overview of the land use history for the area and address how we got to where we are. I will also review the existing zoning code for the area. From there, we will move into a discussion of where we want to go, how we get there and what zoning can and cannot accomplish. I will bring copies of the “campground zoning” that has been pulled together to date and which is available here for your review.

Dennisport Shopping Center Update

Okay, I got tired of calling the site the “former A&P” location.  That just seems too negative and backward looking.  Time to start looking forward and thinking about the future of this shopping center.

The appeal period has ended for challenges to the Special Permit.  The permit issued by the Planning Board was not challenged.  I have had discussions with the property owners and the revised plans illustrating the items requested by the Planning Board will be forthcoming shortly.  As the picture below illustrates, there are workers on-site now reviewing the structure and getting ready to start the renovation work.  We are all looking forward to welcoming our  new tenants to Dennisport.