Xiarhos Appointed to Serve on Four Key Legislative Committees

Xiarhos Appointed to Serve on Four Key Legislative Committees February 22, 2023 BOSTON – BOSTON, Mass. – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) is pleased to announce that he has been appointed to serve as a member of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means for the 2023-2024 Legislative Session. As a member of the Ways and Means committee, Xiarhos will play a crucial role in shaping the state's budget and fiscal policies, including laws regarding revenue, and making recommendations on state expenditures. In this capacity, Xiarhos will be well-positioned to work on policies that have [...]

Xiarhos Appointed to Serve on Four Key Legislative Committees2023-02-22T12:14:40-05:00

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 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

An open letter about COVID and pandemic-related mandates

An open letter about COVID and pandemic-related mandates August 11, 2021 Dear Friends, Recently, there has been a great deal of discussion about the ongoing COVID pandemic and, specifically, what public responses (if any) the government should mandate. This subject also is the reason for numerous recent constituent inquiries to my office. I’d like to share with you some of my thoughts. To begin, I would like you to know that my office spends a great deal of time monitoring trends regarding the pandemic so as to better educate ourselves and inform our response. We receive regular updates [...]

An open letter about COVID and pandemic-related mandates2021-08-13T11:32:32-04:00

XIARHOS CALLS FOR EASING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON CAPE COD BUSINESSES

XIARHOS CALLS FOR EASING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON CAPE COD BUSINESSES April 26, 2021 WEST BARNSTABLE – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) is calling for additional easing of COVID-19 restrictions for Barnstable County businesses, allowing more Cape Cod businesses to reopen and expand operations by Memorial Day. “With the summer tourist season fast approaching, thousands of local businesses are depending on us to send a strong message, loud and clear: Cape Cod is open for business and ready to welcome visitors this summer.” Xiarhos says that given current conditions, the state should consider increasing capacity [...]

XIARHOS CALLS FOR EASING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON CAPE COD BUSINESSES2021-04-26T15:39:04-04:00

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