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Barnstable County Human Services Awarded Three Grants To Address Opioids

Barnstable County Human Services Awarded Three Grants To Address Opioids

Barnstable County Human Services Awarded Three Grants To Address Opioids November 15, 2018 –  Barnstable County Department of Human Services has recently been awarded three new grants to support county wide efforts to address the opioid epidemic. Massachusetts Department of Public Health $20,000 for Bulk Narcan Purchase In response to Cape Cod’s high incidence of […]

Chemical Safety and Climate Change Preparedness Workshop to be Hosted by the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

Chemical Safety and Climate Change Preparedness Workshop to be Hosted by the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2018 Media Contact: Sonja Sheasley |508-375-6896| sonja.sheasley@barnstablecounty.org Barnstable, MA – The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension is hosting the Chemical Safety and Climate Change Preparedness Workshop on Wednesday, December 12th from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the West Barnstable Community Building located at 2377 Meetinghouse Way in West Barnstable, MA. […]

EPA Awards Massachusetts Alternative Septic Test Center $96,604 to Help Reduce Phosphorous Pollution on Cape Cod

EPA Awards Massachusetts Alternative Septic Test Center $96,604 to Help Reduce Phosphorous Pollution on Cape Cod

By on November 7, 2018 in Department News, Misc, Recent News

As towns have struggled with the necessity to stem the flow of human-produced nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorous into our shared groundwater, ponds, bays, and estuaries, the team at Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC),  a division of the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, is consistently working to develop innovative solutions. Recently the Baker-Polito […]

Donald Reynolds Promoted to Interim Director of Facilities

Donald Reynolds Promoted to Interim Director of Facilities

By on November 5, 2018 in Recent News

Barnstable County is happy to announce that Donald Reynolds, the Deputy Director of Facilities Department has been promoted to the position of the Interim Director of Facilities. Don has been with the department since 1999 and has advanced through progressively more responsible roles within the department. He has played a key role overseeing numerous county […]

Stephen Tebo Promoted to Assistant County Administrator

Stephen Tebo Promoted to Assistant County Administrator

By on November 2, 2018 in Misc, Recent News

We are happy to announce that Stephen Tebo has been promoted to Assistant County Administrator. In the past year Stephen has been serving as Interim Assistant County Administrator, assuming responsibility as the Business Manager for the Dredge and Information Technology as well as the oversight of the Fire Training Academy cleanup while still keeping Facilities […]

Federal Funds Further Strengthen Children’s Cove

Federal Funds Further Strengthen Children’s Cove

By on October 29, 2018 in Department News, Misc, Recent News

Children’s Cove: The Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center, received additional grant funding that strengthens its capacity to meet the increasing needs of victims of child sexual abuse, physical abuse, witness to domestic violence and commercial sexual exploitation (human trafficking). Federal funds from the Department of Justice: Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), awarded through the […]

Public Health Notices

Flu Season is Coming!

Flu Season is Coming!

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to […]

The CDC Reminds Us That Flu Season is Approaching, Recommends Flu Vaccine

The CDC Reminds Us That Flu Season is Approaching, Recommends Flu Vaccine

By on September 12, 2018 in Public Health Notices

  For Immediate Release: Friday, September 7, 2018 Contact: Media Relations, (404) 639-3286 Reports in the news media of airline passengers with influenza are a reminder that the influenza season in the United States is fast approaching, and people who are sick should protect themselves—and others—by not traveling. CDC recommends everyone six months and older […]

Traveling? Flu on the rise in some parts of the Southern Hemisphere

Traveling? Flu on the rise in some parts of the Southern Hemisphere

By on June 5, 2018 in Misc, Public Health Notices

As the Southern Hemisphere approaches its winter season, flu activity has increased in some tropical regions of the Americas, as well as in the temperate zones where the pace of infections hasn’t yet passed the thresholds in most countries, the WHO said yesterday in its latest global flu update for the week ending May 13. […]

Barnstable County Meeting Center

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Assembly of Delegates Public Meeting @ Harborview Conference Center, Barnstable County Complex  | Barnstable | Massachusetts | United States
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Assembly of Delegates Public Hearings @ Harborview Conference Center, Barnstable County Complex  | Barnstable | Massachusetts | United States
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Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm
Assembly of Delegates Public Meeting @ Harborview Conference Center, Barnstable County Complex  | Barnstable | Massachusetts | United States
Assembly of Delegates Public Meetings *Meeting dates & times are approximate. Please visit our Meeting Documents page for to view official agendas posted with meeting dates & start times. Can’t make it to the meeting?[...]
4:30 pm Assembly of Delegates Public Hea...
Assembly of Delegates Public Hea...
Dec 19 @ 4:30 pm
Assembly of Delegates Public Hearings @ Harborview Conference Center, Barnstable County Complex  | Barnstable | Massachusetts | United States
Assembly of Delegates Public Hearings *Meeting dates & times are approximate. Please visit our Meeting Documents page for to view official agendas posted with meeting dates & start times. Can’t make it to the meeting?[...]

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