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Attend the Virtual Water Family Festival on Saturday, May 30

Attend the Virtual Water Family Festival on Saturday, May 30

By on May 28, 2020 in Misc, Recent News

Looking for a fun at-home way to learn about Cape Cod’s water quality? “Attend” the Virtual Water Family Festival on Saturday May 30th! You will find tip sheets, videos, family activities, and so much more. Resources featured come from local Cape Cod non-profit organizations, town departments, and Barnstable County program areas. This FREE online event is […]

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Guidance to Cape & Islands Seasonal Community

Guidance to Cape & Islands Seasonal Community

By on May 22, 2020 in Misc, Recent News

Information for Members of Cape Cod & the Island’s Seasonal Community: Updated as of May 18, 2020 – Effective through the end of Phase 1 of Governor Baker’s Phased Plan to Reopen Massachusetts. Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands are small year-round communities whose residents appreciate, welcome, and depend upon you, our […]

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Coronavirus and Groundwater: What’s the Risk?

Coronavirus and Groundwater: What’s the Risk?

By on May 18, 2020 in Misc, Recent News

Water is a part of everyday life, and it is important to feel confident that your water is safe to drink. With that in mind, we wanted to take a minute to discuss the possibility of the COVID-19 virus infiltrating the Cape Cod water supplies. Contributed by Jordanne Feldman, AmeriCorps Cape Cod member serving with […]

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News from Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center

News from Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center

By on May 11, 2020 in Misc, Recent News

Barnstable County is committed to protecting our region’s water resources for its residents.  Wastewater management is vital to our region’s health, and one of the ways Barnstable County is taking action to protect our region’s water is through the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC), a division of Barnstable County Department of Health and […]

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Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Supports the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Supports the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

For Immediate Release Media Contact:  Susan Quinones, Barnstable County Human Rights Coordinator susan.quinones@barnstablecounty.org (508) 375-6611 BARNSTABLE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMISSION SUPPORTS THE MASHPEE WAMPANOAG TRIBE (Barnstable, MA – May 5, 2020) – The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) supports the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in action against the Department of Interior. The Human […]

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Harwich Resiliency Efforts Lower Flood Insurance Premiums

Harwich Resiliency Efforts Lower Flood Insurance Premiums

By on April 28, 2020 in Misc, Press Releases, Recent News

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Shannon Hulst CFM, Deputy Director, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Floodplain Specialist & CRS Coordinator Shannon.hulst@barnstablecounty.org (508) 375-6952 (Barnstable, MA – April 28, 2020) — The Town of Harwich’s advanced floodplain management efforts will net its residents a 15 percent reduction in their flood insurance premiums. This represents an additional 5 […]

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Food Pantry Need Your Donations During COVID-19

Food Pantry Need Your Donations During COVID-19

By on April 24, 2020 in Misc, Recent News

With businesses closing and an increase in job loss, food insecurity is a concern in our community. Barnstable County residents have risen to the occasion have been helping our most vulnerable residents.  However, food pantries are in continual need of support.  Here are ways you can help: Primary Need is Monetary Donations The primary need is […]

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Message from the Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program

Message from the Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program

By on April 17, 2020 in Misc

April 16, 2020 – Since transfer stations have either reduced what they accept or are not currently open, we have seen an increase in illegal dumping occurring on Cape Cod. In response, please see the preliminary list of commercial locations accepting construction and demolition debris and check back for updates. Companies currently accepting C & […]

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Through the COVID-19 Crisis, Barnstable County Continues to Work for You

Through the COVID-19 Crisis, Barnstable County Continues to Work for You

By on April 13, 2020 in Misc, Recent News

Barnstable County Government’s most pressing obligation is to assist and coordinate services to Cape Cod residents and the 15 municipalities on Cape Cod. In times of emergency and crisis, our tasks step up as we lead the regional collaborative response. Emergency Response During COVID-19 Since the first week of February, Barnstable County has been responding […]

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Housing Assistance has established the Cape Cod COVID-19 Workforce Housing Relief Fund

Housing Assistance has established the Cape Cod COVID-19 Workforce Housing Relief Fund

By on March 30, 2020 in Misc, Recent News

Housing Assistance has established the Cape Cod COVID-19 Workforce Housing Relief Fund to provide urgent and ongoing assistance with past due rent or mortgage payments or other housing-related expenses for current, year-round Cape Cod and Island residents who are losing income due to the coronavirus. To apply for support for any Housing Assistance programs, contact […]

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