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Town, Sheriff Clean Up Hyannis' Fresh Holes Neighborhood

The Barnstable Police and Department of Public Works and the Barnstable Sheriff's Department came together to clean up the Fresh Holes Road and Quaker Road neighborhoods Tuesday morning.

The task on top-of-mind for Tuesday's Fresh Holes Road neighborhood clean-up was trash removal. Barnstable Police Chief Paul MacDonald said two teams of inmates from the Sheriff's office were helping the Department of Public Works clean up trash in the neighborhood.

By 9:30 a.m., the teams had made it more than halfway through the Fresh Holes Road neighborhood and planned on moving on to the Quaker Road neighborhood after. 

In a meeting on Monday, Town Manager John Klimm said a video surveillance system was purchased and set to be installed in the Fresh Holes Road neighborhood next month. The town also is looking into lighting, plans on meeting with landlords and hopes to get on the next homeowner's association meeting. 

A few residents came to their doors to look outside and see what was going on. A woman stood in the door of 42 Fresh Holes Rd. looking out at police and clean-up crews. 

When asked if there had been any community involvement or residents interested in helping with the clean-up, Chief MacDonald did not say anything.

The murder of 31-year-old Todd Lampley on Feb. 27 is still under investigation.

Jennifer Simckowitz March 16, 2011 at 06:01 PM
Thanks Jake.
Jennifer Simckowitz March 16, 2011 at 06:03 PM
I agree that the town is great in getting things rolling. I think there needs to be some sort of counseling or wellness measures to help people who are in tough situations. The clean-up is the start, but many of these problems are rooted in deeper issues. One thing I'm not sure of is how much people would want to be helped.
Jennifer Simckowitz March 16, 2011 at 06:04 PM
The town and county "paid" for it with the work hours and tools used, but I think it is a good question to ask about getting the actual community involved in cleaning things up.
bill roderick March 17, 2011 at 10:18 AM
ONCE MORE THE TOWN CLEANS UP THE AREA..TIME TO FIND OUT WHO OWNS ALL THOSE BUILDINGS AND CLEAN OUT THE TWO LEGGED TRASH,THAY ARE GOOD PEOPLE LIVING THERE,THAY SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PUT UP WITH LIVING WITH THAT CLASS OF PEOPLE...
mike March 17, 2011 at 03:30 PM
Thge town and county don't "pay" for anything. We taxpayers do. Just once I'd like to see the town clean up the trash on Oak St. Seriously, just once. Now we've paid for the installation of street lights every 50 feet on Bearse's Way. Next we are paying for surveillance cameras to be installed to monitor the criminals who live there and visit there. What's next? Like our school systems, the answer is always "let's throw more money at it and ignore the root causes". What kind of "wellness measures and counceling" is appropriate for thieves, drug dealers, gang bangers and prostitutes?

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