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Barnstable County Meeting Center

Sep
23
Mon
9:00 am Cape & Islands Regional Network ...
Cape & Islands Regional Network ...
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Meetings are held every other month on the 4th Monday. Agenda
Oct
2
Wed
4:00 pm Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm
Assembly of Delegates Public Meeting @ East Wing 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 to view official agendas posted with meeting dates & start times.  Can’t make it to the meeting? You[...]
4:45 pm Charter Review Committee Meeting
Charter Review Committee Meeting
Oct 2 @ 4:45 pm
Charter Review Committee Meeting @ Eastwing Conference Room
Please visit our Meeting Documents page to view official agendas posted with meeting dates & start times.  Can’t make it to the meeting? You can also watch county meetings LIVE on our Barnstable County LiveStream Channel.
Oct
16
Wed
4:00 pm Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm
Assembly of Delegates Public Meeting @ East Wing 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 to view official agendas posted with meeting dates & start times.  Can’t make it to the meeting? You[...]

Recent News

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) detected in Mashpee

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) detected in Mashpee

By on September 20, 2019 in Public Health Notices, Recent News

September 19, 2019 – Mosquitoes infected with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have now been found in Mashpee. Residents are urged to take precautions: use EPA approved repellents and avoid mosquitoes at peak times. West Nile virus activity has also recently been identified in several communities in Massachusetts. Get updated information at http://www.mosquitoresults.com/

DY High Students Produce Series of PSA Videos Ranging from the Dangers of Vaping to Underage Drinking with SAPC Program Grant

DY High Students Produce Series of PSA Videos Ranging from the Dangers of Vaping to Underage Drinking with SAPC Program Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 18, 2019 Barnstable, Massachusetts – In April 2019 the Barnstable County Department of Human Services awarded Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School a mini-grant in the amount of $2,300 to fund the creation of a series of public service videos written and produced by students.  The videos cover the topics of the dangers […]

Evening Round Table Discussion at Cape Women’s Coalition: Barnstable County Government

Evening Round Table Discussion at Cape Women’s Coalition: Barnstable County Government

By on September 18, 2019 in Events & Ceremonies, Recent News

  September 18, 2019 – Yesterday County Administrator Jack Yunits and Brewster delegate to the Assembly of Delegates, Mary Chaffee, presented to twenty attendees at the Cape Women’s Coalition Evening Round Table hosted by the Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis. The discussion centered around the major issues facing county government (e.g., climate change, charter […]

Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commisssion Seeks Volunteer Members

Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commisssion Seeks Volunteer Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BARNSTABLE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMISSION SEEKS VOLUNTEER MEMBERS September 12, 2019 – The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (BCHRAC) seeks candidates to fill vacancies beginning January 1, 2020. The (9) member volunteer BC-HRAC was recently re-structured under BC Ordinance 19-10 by the County’s Assembly of Delegates to promote equality and […]

For Immediate Release: Cape Cod Commission Initiates Community Process on Climate 

For Immediate Release: Cape Cod Commission Initiates Community Process on Climate 

Cape Cod Commission Initiates Community Process on Climate Seeking community feedback to establish a framework for mitigating and adapting to climate change on Cape Cod FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Barnstable, MA – September 11, 2019: The Cape Cod Commission is pleased to announce a series of facilitated sub-regional community meetings scheduled for October 2019 to solicit […]

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Public Health Notices

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) detected in Mashpee

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) detected in Mashpee

By on September 20, 2019 in Public Health Notices, Recent News

September 19, 2019 – Mosquitoes infected with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have now been found in Mashpee. Residents are urged to take precautions: use EPA approved repellents and avoid mosquitoes at peak times. West Nile virus activity has also recently been identified in several communities in Massachusetts. Get updated information at http://www.mosquitoresults.com/

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been found in Wellfleet mosquitoes

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been found in Wellfleet mosquitoes

September 5, 2019 – Mosquitoes infected with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have now been found in Wellfleet.  Bourne, Falmouth, and Truro have also detected EEE in samples of mosquitoes in August.   Below please see the most recent map provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  Residents are urged to take personal protective activities like […]

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