Cape Cod Times: Newly elected Cape Cod officials ready to get to work

January 5, 2021

Steve Xiarhos was featured in an article in today’s Cape Cod Times regarding newly-elected officials and their priorities.

From the story:

Fellow freshman Steven Xiarhos, a West Barnstable Republican who beat out James Dever for the 5th Barnstable District state representative seat that was vacated by Randy Hunt, also said his top priority was the pandemic.

“We will hit the ground running and obviously one of our biggest concerns is the whole COVID issue,” he said. “It’s worse now than ever.”

The two are the Cape’s true freshman legislators and will be sworn in at the Statehouse on Wednesday, though the usual pomp and circumstance will be toned down. Friends and family can’t come to watch this year because of COVID-19 protocols, and there will be a small, distanced in-person ceremony for the new class of legislators, according to Xiarhos.

Even still, he said Monday he was feeling “humbled, grateful and very excited,” to serve his district.

Please click on the link below to read the full article:
https://www.capecodtimes.com/story/news/2021/01/04/covid-19-top-priority-newly-elected-cape-officials/4133299001/

NBC10 Boston: Comments by Steve Xiarhos regarding recent shooting of a MA State Police Trooper on Cape Cod

December 4, 2020

Steve Xiarhos was interviewed briefly today by NBC10 Boston regarding the recent shooting of a Massachusetts State Police Trooper on Cape Cod.

From NBC10’s coverage:

Former Yarmouth Deputy Police Chief and incoming State Rep. Steven Xiarhos stopped in at Lennon’s barracks in a show of support Friday.

“I just came by today to thank the State Police and to let them know that we love them and we respect them,” Xiarhos said.

Xiarhos said the situation reminds him of Sgt. Sean Gannon, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on April 12, 2018. Gannon’s K-9, Nero, was also shot and underwent emergency surgery. He has since recovered.

“It brings back a lot of memories of Sean Gannon,” Xiarhos said. “Thank God we aren’t going through a funeral of a police officer.”

Please click on the link below to watch the full interview:
https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/what-we-know-about-andre-sterling-the-mass-fugitive-killed-in-ny-shootout-with-feds/2248340/

Cape Cod Times: Xiarhos Included in Coverage of the Police Reform Bill

December 2, 2020

Steve Xiarhos was quoted today in a Cape Cod Times story regarding passage of the so-called “Police Reform Bill” (S. 2963) and the opinions of Cape Cod leaders regarding the bill:

“I am disappointed by the Legislature’s passage of the police reform bill yesterday. After months of mostly private deliberations, the final bill was voted on hastily and without debate and contemplation befitting its significance,” [Xiarhos] said in a statement. “And, while I share the belief that certain reforms are needed, I oppose this particular bill as a whole. The end product, I believe, will undermine first responders and legitimate public safety efforts statewide. That is unacceptable. I urge Governor Baker to review this bill carefully and ultimately to veto it.”

Click on the link below for the full story in the Cape Cod Times:
https://www.capecodtimes.com/story/news/2020/12/02/opinions-differ-police-reform-bill/3802576001/?fbclid=IwAR150mJQHbHxEHGStAWW4gBCGmGWCFNh6TJHHvAB0ZsPYfgJBwrwQhsYoZU

Cape Cod Times: Xiarhos to propose bill to aid injured first responders

December 1, 2020

The Cape Cod Times published a story today regarding the filing of legislation by Steve Xiarhos regarding fundraisers for first responders injured in the line of duty:

From the story:

One of the first things state Rep-elect Steve Xiarhos, R-West Barnstable, plans to do when he takes office is file a bill to ensure future fundraisers for first responders injured in the line of duty are legal.

Xiarhos, a retired Yarmouth deputy police chief, came up with the idea after questions were raised about the legality of a GoFundMe fundraising effort for state Trooper John Lennon, 28, who was shot during a car stop in Hyannis on Nov. 20. The gunshot went through his right hand, according to state police.

Read the full story in the Cape Cod Times:
https://www.capecodtimes.com/story/news/2020/12/01/steve-xiarhos-proposes-fundraiser-bill-for-police-officers-injured-while-on-duty-duty-john-lennon/3783643001/

Xiarhos Wins State Rep. Race

November 3, 2020

“SANDWICH — Former Yarmouth police Deputy Chief Steven Xiarhos will be the 5th Barnstable District’s next state representative, beating James Dever in Tuesday’s election by 1,167 votes.

Xiarhos, a Republican from West Barnstable, will succeed state Rep. Randy Hunt, R-Sandwich, who decided not to run for a sixth term this year.”

Read more about Steve’s victory in the Cape Cod Times:
https://www.wickedlocal.com/story/old-colony-memorial/2020/11/04/steven-xiarhos-edges-james-dever-in-5th-barnstable-district-race/114691736/

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State Representative Steve Xiarhos
We just completed another Cape Cod Regional Emergency Management Meeting and we continue to monitor the situation around the 5th Barnstable District, and all of Cape Cod and the Islands. Crews are working hard to clear roads, and restore power as soon as possible. 140,000 without power on Cape Cod200+ crews out working Winds remain high and the environment is treacherous with wires and trees down all over Cape Cod and the Islands. Focus is on road clearing, scene safety, and hospitals, skilled care, and other critical facilities.This will be a multi-day restoration and a shelter is being opened at 6pm tonite at the Barnstable Intermediate School on Route 28 in Hyannis. Please continue to stay safe, stay off the roads if at all possible, do not go near down wires, and reach out to local authorities as needed. The conditions remain stormy and high winds and rain are expected to continue through the remainder of the evening. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted on October 27th

State Representative Steve Xiarhos
Water and Battery Charging..Great Work WBFD! 🇺🇸💪🏻💦🔋👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Charge Your Phone & Fill Water Containers at the West Barnstable Fire Station. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted on October 27th

State Representative Steve Xiarhos
We are continuing to monitor the situation around the 5th Barnstable District due to the storm. Crews are working hard to clear roads and restore power as soon as possible. All schools in the District are closed for the day. You can check your power source website for details on when they estimate power will return to your area. We have received this bit of information from National Grid in regard to restoring power: 152,000 without power on Cape Cod200 crews out working This will be a multi-day restoration, with today’s focus being on public safety, 911 calls, wires down and critical facilities. Crews and support teams will be working for as long as needed to restore service as soon as conditions are safe. (Note that crews cannot safely use bucket trucks to make repairs during high winds.)Please continue to stay safe, stay off the roads if at all possible. The conditions remain stormy and high winds and rain are expected to continue through this morning into at least the early afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less
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State Representative Steve Xiarhos
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