Category Archives: Community Assets

Committee urges Dennis to go green

Source: Committee urges Dennis to go green


Study: Boston-Area Communities Should Loosen Restrictions for Accessory Dwelling Units – Pioneer Institute

Timely given today’s Economic Development Committee and Housing Trust discussions.


The Town of Dennis Council on Aging and Senior Center will hold a Community Open House on Friday, June 22 from 10:00 to 2:00, kicking off the summer season with a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the new wing of the senior center, food and entertainment, and information and resources from across the Town.

The event will feature Reiki demonstrations, music, aromatherapy, giveaways, information about programs and services from across Dennis, continental breakfast, lunch outside on the grill, and more. Family fun activities too with a therapy dog demonstration and YD Red Sox meet and greet! The event is free and open to the public. The groundbreaking ceremony will start off the day at 10:00AM at the Senior Center located at 1045 Route 134, South Dennis.

Tours of the center will be available throughout the day including information about new construction. The new “Wellness” Wing will be the result of years of research, planning, and development. The design includes new facilities for the Golden Age Program, the Center’s adult day supportive program; a fitness facility, ballroom, Cyber Café, thrift shop, and automated kiosk and concierge services to support Dennis seniors, their families, friends, and neighbors.

For more information, please call the Town of Dennis Council on Aging at 508-385-5067.



Pictured (l-r): Selectman Chris Flanagan, Selectman John Terrio, Former Selectman Cleon Turner, State Representative Timothy Whelan, Town Administrator Elizabeth Sullivan, Former Selectman Wayne Bergeron, Executive Director of the Cape and Island Veterans Outreach Center Regina Giambusso, and Town Planner Dan Fortier.

On Tuesday May 22 the Town of Dennis unveiled a sign at the site of the future Dennis Veterans Home. Flanked by the Dennis Police and Fire Color Guard Wayne Bergeron, Regina Giambusso and Representative Tim Whelan lifted a tarp off a sign hailing the Future Home of the Dennis Home for Veterans.

Wayne Bergeron, the Selectmen’s designee to head up the Veterans Home project praised Town leaders and residents for their continued support for the long-delayed home. Bergeron stressed the Town’s strong belief that the home will soon be under construction. Regina Giambusso, Executive Director of the Cape and Island
Veterans Outreach Center (CIVOC), praised the Town for its commitment to the project and stated the importance of the project to local veterans in need of community support. Representative Tim Whelan talked about the challenges faced by young men and women serving our country and the needs they may have when they returned from battle. He stressed the need for the Dennis Veterans Home and praised the Town for its
leadership in this area.

The Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center will now re-engage with the multiple community partners who have expressed a willingness to support this project.

If you are interested in learning more about the project or donating to it, visit the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center website at The Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center may be reached by phone at 508-778-1590. Questions on the project can also be sent to Town Planner, Dan Fortier at 508-760-6122 or


Open Space Plan Discussion

Monday, May 21st as part of its regular meeting, the Planning Board will begin discussing the Dennis Open Space Plan Update. The primary focus of this first session will be the public survey. The survey can be found here:


We will also discuss the balance between competing town needs  as found in these documents:

2016 Draft Open Space and Recreation Plan

2017 Housing Production Plan

Town of Dennis Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2016 Draft