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Groundbreaking Nitrogen Monitoring Technology Completes Field Verification at Barnstable County’s Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC) 

Groundbreaking Nitrogen Monitoring Technology Completes Field Verification at Barnstable County’s Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC) 

By on October 22, 2021 in Press Releases, Recent News

October 22, 2021 – Barnstable, MA | The Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC), a division of the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, announced today that field verification testing conducted at the facility during the last three years has aided in the successful development of an award-winning sensor for measuring nitrogen discharges from innovative and alternative (I/A) septic systems.   Found in most soils and plants, water, the atmosphere, and our DNA, nitrogen is crucial to life on […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Additional Actions on the Use of a Booster Dose for COVID-19 Vaccines

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Additional Actions on the Use of a Booster Dose for COVID-19 Vaccines

As of October 21, 2021, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA)  has amended emergency use approvals (EUAs) for Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Barnstable County will begin providing booster doses of these vaccines as supply allows once we receive approval from CDC and Massachusetts Department of Health. COVID-19 Booster Shots – Frequently Asked Questions/Concerns Is a […]

Barnstable County Seeks Bids from Shellfish Seed Suppliers

Barnstable County Seeks Bids from Shellfish Seed Suppliers

By on October 19, 2021 in Misc, Recent News

Barnstable County invites sealed bids for Shellfish Seed Suppliers per Bid No.7954 from vendors approved by MA Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) to provide bulk shipments of shellfish seed, to the towns in the County for Summer of 2022. The bid documents may be obtained electronically online at https://barnstablecounty.bonfirehub.com wherethey are publicly available as of […]

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension   4-H Program announces scholarship awards 

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension  4-H Program announces scholarship awards 

By on October 18, 2021 in Misc, Press Releases, Recent News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Information from Cape Cod Cooperative Extension  October 15, 2021 (Barnstable, MA) – Four outstanding Barnstable County 4-H members were selected by the Barnstable County 4-H Advisory to receive scholarships totaling $6,000, as well as a $500 Kent Lage Scholarship from the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation. The four members receiving scholarships are Lydia Fitton-Alves, Elena Fritsch, […]

Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative presents Net Zero 2021 | Powering Change at the Grassroots Level: Our Roadmap to a Clean Energy Future

Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative presents Net Zero 2021 | Powering Change at the Grassroots Level: Our Roadmap to a Clean Energy Future

By on October 13, 2021 in Press Releases, Recent News

The Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative’s “Net Zero 2021 | Powering Change at the Grassroots Level: Our Roadmap to a Clean Energy Future” is set for Friday, October 29, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. This is the Climate Collaborative’s fourth annual and second virtual conference. The NZ‐21 conference will focus on Massachusetts’ groundbreaking new […]

Deadline to Apply for Position on Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission is Friday, October 15

Deadline to Apply for Position on Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission is Friday, October 15

By on October 13, 2021 in Press Releases, Recent News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Information from: Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Accepting Applications for 2022 Vacancies Commission aims to continue building a strong team of advisors promoting human rights on Cape Cod September 16, 2021 (Barnstable, MA) – The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (BCHRAC) seeks candidates to […]

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment to Conduct a High Dose Flu Vaccine Clinic for Adults 65+

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment to Conduct a High Dose Flu Vaccine Clinic for Adults 65+

By on October 8, 2021 in Press Releases, Recent News

For Immediate Release October 7, 2021 (Barnstable, MA) –On Thursday, October 7, 2021, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment announced it will hold a drive-through clinic to distribute high dose flu vaccine to adults aged 65 or older. The clinic will take place on Tuesday, October 12th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at […]

Barnstable County offers free COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Thursdays

Barnstable County offers free COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Thursdays

By on October 7, 2021 in Recent News

Every Thursday Barnstable County hosts a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Harborside Conference Room in Barnstable Village from 10am to 2pm. We offer Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and are now administering third dose/booster shots of Pfizer vaccine to eligible candidates. Register at www.barnstablecountyhealth.org.

Upcoming Meetings at Barnstable County

Oct
27
Wed
9:00 am Board of Regional Commissioners’...
Board of Regional Commissioners’...
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Board of Regional Commissioners' Regular Meeting
Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Barnstable County Commissioners will be conducted in person and via remote means, in accordance with applicable law.  Members of the public are[...]
Nov
3
Wed
4:00 pm Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm
Assembly of Delegates Public Meeting
Assembly of Delegates Public Meetings Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates will be conducted in person and via remote means, in accordance with[...]
Nov
17
Wed
4:00 pm Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm
Assembly of Delegates Public Meeting
Assembly of Delegates Public Meetings Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates will be conducted in person and via remote means, in accordance with[...]
Dec
1
Wed
4:00 pm Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm
Assembly of Delegates Public Meeting
Assembly of Delegates Public Meetings Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates will be conducted in person and via remote means, in accordance with[...]
Dec
15
Wed
4:00 pm Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm
Assembly of Delegates Public Meeting
Assembly of Delegates Public Meetings Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates will be conducted in person and via remote means, in accordance with[...]
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