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Chemical Safety & Climate Change Workshop Provides Resources to Community to Protect Public Safety

Chemical Safety & Climate Change Workshop Provides Resources to Community to Protect Public Safety

December 13, 2018 – Approximately 60 people attended the Chemical Safety and Climate Change Preparedness workshop yesterday hosted by the Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. The purpose for the workshop was to arm residents and businesses on Cape Cod with the information needed to understand climate change, its impacts to coastal flooding and our […]

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WET Festival Success!

WET Festival Success!

The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and AmeriCorps Cape Cod hosted a water festival on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Bourne High School attended by Peebles and Bournedale Elementary Schools. The festival, called WET Fest, taught 154 fourth grade students about protecting Cape Cod’s source of drinking water. AmeriCorps Cape Cod members facilitated many hands-on activities […]

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Barnstable County Human Rights Commission Hosts Human Rights Day Event

Barnstable County Human Rights Commission Hosts Human Rights Day Event

By on December 12, 2018 in Department News, Misc, Recent News

On Monday, December 10, 2018 the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission hosted a gathering at the Hyannis Golf Course to celebrate International Human Rights Day.  The event also honored those in our community who work diligently to support human rights for all. HRC presented the Rosenthal Community Champion Award to Dan Wolf.  This award is given to those […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Barnstable County Human Rights Commission Annual Awards Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Barnstable County Human Rights Commission Annual Awards Announcement

By on December 3, 2018 in Misc, Press Releases, Recent News

TOWN OF BARNSTABLE REPRESENTATIVE (508) 862-4658 NOVEMBER 29, 2018 BARNSTABLE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ANNUAL AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT The Barnstable County Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce the 2018 Rosenthal and Cornerstone Award Recipients.  The Rosenthal Community Champion Award, was named after Irving Leopold Rosenthal – it is given to those in the public sector […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Barnstable County Human Services Awarded Three Grants To Address Opioids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 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 […]

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day

By on November 12, 2018 in Misc

The offices at Barnstable County will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of Veterans Day.  Regular office hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM will resume on Tuesday, November 13th.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cape Cod Communities Increase Momentum to Improve Water Quality

Cape Cod Communities Increase Momentum to Improve Water Quality

By on October 26, 2018 in Department News, Misc, Recent News

Written by: Alexandra Dunn, Regional Administrator | October 15, 2018 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New England Region REPOSTED on www.barnstablecounty.org on October 26, 2018 This is an exciting time to be working to improve water quality on Cape Cod. The strong partnership between local communities, the Cape Cod Commission, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the […]

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