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Route 28 Eastern Mashpee Corridor Study | Route 130 to Orchard Road

Route 28 Eastern Mashpee Corridor Study | Route 130 to Orchard Road

Public Meeting Set for July 26, 2017 BARNSTABLE COUNTY, MA – Cape Cod Commission, Town of Barnstable and Town of Mashpee staff will host a public meeting to discuss the Route 28 Eastern Mashpee Corridor Study on Wednesday, July 26 at the Mashpee Public Library (64 Steeple Street, Mashpee) at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will […]

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Updates To Human Services’ Online Directory

Updates To Human Services’ Online Directory

By on June 28, 2017 in Department News, Misc, Recent News

The Health and Human Services’ Online Directory lists local health and human service agencies. The directories have recently been improved by merging all our service directories into ONE searchable database. We Need Your Help! It’s time for the 500+ agencies to review their profile to ensure that information is current, accurate, and easy to find. […]

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Mashpee’ s Andrew Gottlieb and the four-town Pleasant Bay Alliance Receive 2017 OneCape Awards

Mashpee’ s Andrew Gottlieb and the four-town Pleasant Bay Alliance Receive 2017 OneCape Awards

Launched in 2016, OneCape Awards recognize one individual and one organization annually for outstanding leadership and dedication to Cape Cod water quality. The awards were presented during the OneCape Summit’s June 22 evening program. Andrew Gottlieb Andrew Gottlieb is former executive director of the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative and current executive director of the […]

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5 Cape Organizations Coordinated by Human Services Receives Award

5 Cape Organizations Coordinated by Human Services Receives Award

On June 13, 2017, the Barnstable Partnership of the statewide Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) initiative was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Massachusett’s Department of Public Health.  The local partnership of five Cape Cod organizations is coordinated by Barnstable County’s Department of Human Services and is recognized for the following achievements: Greatest […]

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Important Update: Tick Testing

Important Update: Tick Testing

By on June 9, 2017 in Department News, Recent News

For the past several months, subsidized $15 tick testing services from TickReport.com were made available to residents of Barnstable county thanks to a grant from Cape Cod Healthcare in collaboration with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension.  Although the grant funds for this program have been expended, we are committed to finding additional funds for the  program […]

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Dates For This Season’s HHW Collections

Dates For This Season’s HHW Collections

By on June 7, 2017 in Department News, Recent News

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections held on Cape Cod are a collaboration between Barnstable County and individual municipalities. The number and frequency of collections vary by town. The household hazardous waste programs work closely with towns to undertake new initiatives for recycling and disposal of difficult to manage wastes. Regional collection programs provide convenient, cost efficient […]

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Tick Season

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Tick Season

By on June 5, 2017 in Department News, Recent News

Barnstable County’s Entomologist and Deer Tick Project Coordinator, Larry Dapsis, shares this important information about ticks and disease prevention for the benefit of residents and visitors. There is no real defined season for ticks. Ticks become active whenever temperatures are above freezing and a break in snow cover occurs. Remember to take precautions more often […]

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REGISTER FOR  JUNE 22 & 23 ONECAPE SUMMIT

REGISTER FOR JUNE 22 & 23 ONECAPE SUMMIT

ABOUT THE 2017 ONECAPE SUMMIT The Cape Cod Commission and The Nature Conservancy will present day one of the 2017 OneCape Summit. With a focus on water quality, attendees will hear about updates to the technologies matrix, local implementation of nutrient management plans and next steps. Don’t miss the technology innovation showcase presented by NorthEast […]

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Barnstable County Fire Academy Graduation

Barnstable County Fire Academy Graduation

Saturday May 20, 2017 – 21 men and women representing 6 fire departments across Cape Cod graduated from the Barnstable County Fire Academy. These dedicated individuals completed more than 200 hours of training at the academy which culminated in receiving their Firefighter I/II certificates. The Event Opening remarks were given by Fire Academy Director and […]

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Cape Cod’s Affordable Housing: State, County and Local Strategies Presented

Cape Cod’s Affordable Housing: State, County and Local Strategies Presented

By on May 4, 2016 in Misc

Every two years, the Department issues a survey to the Barnstable County’s Health and Human Services Advisory Council (HHSAC) representatives asking for feedback on the trends and issues they are seeing in their work.  In 2015, housing affordability, cost of living, risk of homelessness were at the top of the list.  On April 28, 2016, Barnstable County’s HHSAC hosted […]

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