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Department of Human Services Unveils Vaping Toolkit for Parents and Caregivers

Department of Human Services Unveils Vaping Toolkit for Parents and Caregivers

Let’s clear the air about vaping. Parents, caregivers, and youth-serving organizations play a vital role in delaying and preventing youth using e-cigarettes and vapes. The resources provided here offer education and ways to address the issue. DID YOU KNOW? 1 in 5 youth report current e-cigarettes. Barnstable County Department of Human Services made this resource […]

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AmeriCorps Cape Cod Announces Swearing-in Ceremony for Year 21 Members

AmeriCorps Cape Cod Announces Swearing-in Ceremony for Year 21 Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2019 Media Contact: Joanne Harrington, ACC Program Coordinator Email: joanne.harrington@barnstablecounty.org Phone: 508-375-6905 AmeriCorps Cape Cod Announces Swearing-in Ceremony for Year 21 Members BARNSTABLE, MA –Twenty-one new members of AmeriCorps Cape Cod will be sworn in on the front steps of the Superior Courthouse at the Barnstable County Complex on Wednesday, […]

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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/

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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News from Barnstable County HOME Consortium

News from Barnstable County HOME Consortium

Barnstable County HOME Consortium Regional Public Hearings for Five-Year Consolidated Plan (Program Year 2020 – 2024). In accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that provides funding to the Barnstable County HOME Consortium, the purpose of these regional public hearings is to obtain the comments and views of residents, […]

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9/11 Ceremony in Barnstable Village

9/11 Ceremony in Barnstable Village

Barnstable Village – The traditional ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Barnstable Fire Station, 3249 Main Street at 9:55 AM.  This will include music by Trinity Christian Academy and reflections by the Barnstable Fire Department and local clergy.  Deputy Chief Rick Pfautz will preside. This marks the 11th year that […]

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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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