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Barnstable County 2017 Survey

Barnstable County 2017 Survey

By on June 23, 2017 in Recent News

The County of Barnstable is conducting an informal survey to determine the Cape’s 15 towns’ familiarity and use of many of the County’s services. We are asking Town Administrators, Selectmen, members of Town Counsel, and other town elected officials to complete this survey that will help us recognize interest in emerging or potential services offered by the County. There […]

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5 Cape Organizations Coordinated by Human Services Receives Award

5 Cape Organizations Coordinated by Human Services Receives Award

On June 13, 2017, the Barnstable Partnership of the statewide Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) initiative was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Massachusett’s Department of Public Health.  The local partnership of five Cape Cod organizations is coordinated by Barnstable County’s Department of Human Services and is recognized for the following achievements: Greatest […]

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Important Update: Tick Testing

Important Update: Tick Testing

By on June 9, 2017 in Department News, Recent News

For the past several months, subsidized $15 tick testing services from TickReport.com were made available to residents of Barnstable county thanks to a grant from Cape Cod Healthcare in collaboration with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension.  Although the grant funds for this program have been expended, we are committed to finding additional funds for the  program […]

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Dates For This Season’s HHW Collections

Dates For This Season’s HHW Collections

By on June 7, 2017 in Department News, Recent News

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections held on Cape Cod are a collaboration between Barnstable County and individual municipalities. The number and frequency of collections vary by town. The household hazardous waste programs work closely with towns to undertake new initiatives for recycling and disposal of difficult to manage wastes. Regional collection programs provide convenient, cost efficient […]

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Tick Season

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Tick Season

By on June 5, 2017 in Department News, Recent News

Barnstable County’s Entomologist and Deer Tick Project Coordinator, Larry Dapsis, shares this important information about ticks and disease prevention for the benefit of residents and visitors. There is no real defined season for ticks. Ticks become active whenever temperatures are above freezing and a break in snow cover occurs. Remember to take precautions more often […]

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REGISTER FOR  JUNE 22 & 23 ONECAPE SUMMIT

REGISTER FOR JUNE 22 & 23 ONECAPE SUMMIT

ABOUT THE 2017 ONECAPE SUMMIT The Cape Cod Commission and The Nature Conservancy will present day one of the 2017 OneCape Summit. With a focus on water quality, attendees will hear about updates to the technologies matrix, local implementation of nutrient management plans and next steps. Don’t miss the technology innovation showcase presented by NorthEast […]

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Barnstable County Fire Academy Graduation

Barnstable County Fire Academy Graduation

Saturday May 20, 2017 – 21 men and women representing 6 fire departments across Cape Cod graduated from the Barnstable County Fire Academy. These dedicated individuals completed more than 200 hours of training at the academy which culminated in receiving their Firefighter I/II certificates. The Event Opening remarks were given by Fire Academy Director and […]

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Cape Cod’s Affordable Housing: State, County and Local Strategies Presented

Cape Cod’s Affordable Housing: State, County and Local Strategies Presented

By on May 4, 2016 in Misc

Every two years, the Department issues a survey to the Barnstable County’s Health and Human Services Advisory Council (HHSAC) representatives asking for feedback on the trends and issues they are seeing in their work.  In 2015, housing affordability, cost of living, risk of homelessness were at the top of the list.  On April 28, 2016, Barnstable County’s HHSAC hosted […]

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HUD AWARDS OVER $1.6 MILLION FOR CAPE AND ISLANDS HOMELESS PROGRAMS

HUD AWARDS OVER $1.6 MILLION FOR CAPE AND ISLANDS HOMELESS PROGRAMS

By on March 22, 2016 in Misc

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) competition funding awards.   The Cape and Islands received $1,682,047 million dollars in funding to support twelve renewals programs that provide housing to over 140 formerly homeless individuals. The region also received grants to support CoC Planning and the Homeless Information […]

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Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection 2016 Schedule

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection 2016 Schedule

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s yearly Household Hazardous Waste Collections 2016 schedule is available now! Hazardous Waste & Water Quality programs are designed to assists individuals, families, businesses, and government agencies in making better decisions about using and disposing of hazardous materials.  Cape Cod Cooperative Extension works to educate the public and facilitate collection programs for: Household Hazardous […]

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