Info on Proposed Title 5 Regulation Changes

https://www.mass.gov/regulations/310-CMR-15000-septic-systems-title-5 There is an ongoing discussion on the Cape about proposed changes to MassDEP regulations concerning Title 5 (septic systems). Recently, MassDEP agreed to extend the period for public comment about these regulatory changes until 5pm on January 30. MassDEP also is sponsoring two virtual hearings this week for people to find out more about what's going on and to make comments. The online hearings are scheduled for this Tuesday 1/24 and Wednesday 1/25, from 6-9pm. The hearings are free and open to everyone, but pre-registration is required to participate. I've created event pages on Facebook for these hearings [...]

Info on Proposed Title 5 Regulation Changes2023-01-23T12:11:40-05:00

State Awards $400,000 Grant to Fund Sandwich Road Work

State Awards $400,000 Grant for Road Work at Forestdale and Meetinghouse Roads in Sandwich July 14, 2022 BOSTON, Mass. – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has awarded the Town of Sandwich a $400,000 grant to resurface the intersection at Forestdale Road and Meetinghouse Road, to add bicycle lanes, reconstruct sidewalks, and add countdown crosswalk signals. The grant is part of funding released under the state Complete Streets Funding Program, which enables safe, convenient, and comfortable travel for users of all ages and abilities. “I am [...]

State Awards $400,000 Grant to Fund Sandwich Road Work2022-07-14T15:27:23-04:00

Xiarhos obtains infrastructure bond funding for 5th Barnstable District

Xiarhos Obtains Infrastructure Bond Funds for 5th Barnstable District May 24, 2022 State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) is pleased to announce that he recently succeeded in obtaining initial passage of earmarks to fund local projects in an infrastructure bond bill passed by the House of Representatives. The funding was included as part of House Bill 4807, a $5 billion package of funding for important infrastructure needs throughout the Commonwealth. According to Xiarhos, the House approved funding of not less than $300,000 for the Sandwich department of public works for the re-engineering, redesign and replacement of [...]

Xiarhos obtains infrastructure bond funding for 5th Barnstable District2022-05-24T13:11:31-04:00

Xiarhos advocates for use of federal funds for Cape Cod infrastructure projects

Xiarhos advocates for use of federal funds for Cape Cod infrastructure projects November 23, 2021 BOSTON – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) sent a letter to state and federal officials on Tuesday, asking for cooperation to make sure Cape Cod receives its fair share of federal spending to support infrastructure needs. “As a State Representative, I see it as my job to make sure I advocate for the 5th Barnstable District and its residents to receive as much benefit as possible following the passage of federal spending bills,” Xiarhos said. “The question of whether this [...]

Xiarhos advocates for use of federal funds for Cape Cod infrastructure projects2021-11-23T15:50:11-05:00

Please check out my August 2021 Newsletter

August 2021 Newsletter September 1, 2021 One of my most important jobs as your State Representative is to keep in contact with you. I want you to know what I am doing on your behalf and what is happening on Beacon Hill that might effect the 5th Barnstable District. Part of my constituent communication program is the distribution of a monthly newsletter. Please click below to read the latest edition for August 2021. As you will read, August was another busy month! Thank you for your continued support. - Steve X Click Here to Read Our [...]

Please check out my August 2021 Newsletter2021-09-01T10:28:08-04:00

Representative Xiarhos Advocates for Passage of “Nero’s Law”

Representative Xiarhos Advocates for Passage of “Nero’s Law” July 15, 2021 BOSTON – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R-West Barnstable) led a large group of people testifying before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security on Wednesday -- including Denise and Patrick Gannon, parents of fallen Sergeant Sean M. Gannon of the Yarmouth Police Department, and Deputy Chief Tim Cohoon of the Braintree Police Department -- advocating for passage of H.2547, known commonly as “Nero’s Law.” “My fellow legislators, it’s time for us to act. The time has come for us to fix Massachusetts law to [...]

Representative Xiarhos Advocates for Passage of “Nero’s Law”2021-07-15T11:23:26-04:00

Celebrating 100 Days in Office

Celebrating 100 Days in Office April 16, 2021 Dear Friend, It’s hard to believe, but today marks a very important milestone. It has now been 100 days since I was sworn into office to serve as your State Representative. I have worked hard each and every day to represent the 5th Barnstable District with integrity and to deliver results you can be proud of. I’ve worked hard to communicate with you and listen whenever you have a question or concern. I’ve had the honor of participating in some of the initial legislative sessions held this [...]

Celebrating 100 Days in Office2021-04-16T10:50:11-04:00

Rep. Xiarhos Releases Spring 2021 Legislative Agenda

Rep. Xiarhos Releases Spring 2021 Legislative Agenda March 8, 2021 BOSTON – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – West Barnstable) has only been in office for a few weeks, but he is already busy working on a bold legislative agenda on behalf of his 5th Barnstable District constituents. “After almost a year dealing with the pandemic and its effects, people are looking to Beacon Hill for leadership and help getting Massachusetts schools and businesses back on-track,” said Xiarhos. “As a legislator, my focus is to do all I can to help people get back to a sense of [...]

Rep. Xiarhos Releases Spring 2021 Legislative Agenda2021-03-08T13:04:21-05:00

Rep. Xiarhos Refiles “Nero’s Bill”

Rep. Xiarhos Refiles “Nero’s Bill” February 4, 2021 BOSTON – State Representative Steven Xiarhos (R- West Barnstable) has refiled legislation that would allow police canines who have been injured in the line of duty to be treated and transported by emergency medical services (EMS) providers. The bill, HD.326 An Act Providing for the Care and Transportation of Police Dogs Injured in the Line of Duty, otherwise known as “Nero’s Bill”, was filed in response to the April 2018 shooting of Yarmouth Police Sergeant Sean Gannon and his canine companion officer, Nero. The legislation was originally filed by former [...]

Rep. Xiarhos Refiles “Nero’s Bill”2021-02-04T15:38:23-05:00

Xiarhos Urges Federal Officials to Build New Cape Cod Canal Bridges – Without Tolls or Gas Tax Hikes

Xiarhos Urges Federal Officials to Build New Cape Cod Canal Bridges – Without Tolls or Gas Tax Hikes January 22, 2021 BOURNE -- State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R-West Barnstable) issued a call today for federal transportation officials to make good on their commitment to rebuild the Bourne and Sagamore bridges – without increasing the gas tax or imposing tolls on drivers. “I appreciate the commitment the federal government has shown to rebuild our aging bridges, but my job is to protect the interests of the people of the 5th Barnstable District, and that is exactly what I intend [...]

Xiarhos Urges Federal Officials to Build New Cape Cod Canal Bridges – Without Tolls or Gas Tax Hikes2021-01-22T11:57:45-05:00