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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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Barnstable Village Undergoes Major Renovations – Expect Traffic Delays

Barnstable Village Undergoes Major Renovations – Expect Traffic Delays

The town of Barnstable is undertaking a major renovation of the Barnstable Village area beginning September 3rd.  This work will encompass areas from Rendezvous Lane to our west through Mill Way down toward the harbor and include revamped drainage, sidewalks, additional crosswalks, resurfacing of route 6A, and decorative lighting.  Traffic flow will continue to the […]

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Barnstable County, Cape Cod Commission, & Town of Barnstable Prepare for 2020 Census, Forming Cape Cod Complete Count Committee

Barnstable County, Cape Cod Commission, & Town of Barnstable Prepare for 2020 Census, Forming Cape Cod Complete Count Committee

PRESS RELEASE                                          Information from the Cape Cod Commission Press Contacts Kristy Senatori, Executive Director | 508-362-3828 ksenatori@capecodcommission.org Sarah Colvin, Communications Manager | (508) 744-1271 sarah.colvin@capecodcommission.org Committee formed to help ensure Cape Cod counts in 2020  – Hard-to-count populations focus of September 11 Training BARNSTABLE, MA — With less than a year before the 2020 […]

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Updates to Mosquito-born illness activity in Barnstable County

Updates to Mosquito-born illness activity in Barnstable County

August 29, 2019 – Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus activity has been detected in Truro. Residents are urged to take personal protective activities like using EPA approved repellents and avoiding mosquitoes at peak times. West Nile virus activity has also been identified in several communities. Get updated information at http://www.mosquitoresults.com/

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National Suicide Prevention Day

National Suicide Prevention Day

By on August 30, 2019 in Events & Ceremonies, Recent News

National Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th.  Ribbon Remembrance will begin at 12:00 pm. It will take place on the front lawn of the Barnstable County Superior Court located at 3195 Main Street, Barnstable MA.  The public is welcome and there will be refreshments after the ceremony.  Please join us and put a ribbon up […]

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Attend a Fall Garden Forum | Saturday October 5th

Attend a Fall Garden Forum | Saturday October 5th

Press Release Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod presents “Autumn Joy” A Fall Garden Forum on Saturday, October 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Harwich Community Building. Don’t miss out! This year’s feature presentation is “Landscaping for Small Spaces: Planting, Walkways, Water Features and More” presented by Warren Leach from Tranquil Lake […]

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Seeking Master Gardener Applicants for 2020

Seeking Master Gardener Applicants for 2020

Press Release The Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod is now accepting applications for the 2020 class.  The Master Gardener Program is a cooperative effort between community volunteers and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension.  This program is designed to meet the horticulture needs of Barnstable County citizens through education and outreach.  If accepted into the […]

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Cape and Islands License Plate Grant Funds Available to support local economic development initiatives

Cape and Islands License Plate Grant Funds Available to support local economic development initiatives

PRESS RELEASE Information from the Cape Cod Commission Press Contacts Kristy Senatori, Executive Director | 508-362-3818 ksenatori@capecodcommission.org Sarah Colvin, Communications Manager | (508) 744-1271 sarah.colvin@capecodcommission.org Barnstable County License Plate Grant Program: Funding Available Cape and Islands License Plate Grant Funds Available to support local economic development initiatives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Barnstable, MA – The […]

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Attention Medicare Beneficiaries: Sign up on MyMedicare.gov

Attention Medicare Beneficiaries: Sign up on MyMedicare.gov

By on August 21, 2019 in Department News, Recent News

The SHINE Program encourages Medicare beneficiaries to sign up on www.MyMedicare.gov to take charge of their own health insurance information.  They will be able to see doctor’s visits, the list of preventive benefits, their drug list to use during Open Enrollment, and they can chat with customer service at Medicare. For an easy to follow […]

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Barnstable County Mercury Disposal Services

Barnstable County Mercury Disposal Services

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Date: August 21, 2019 Contact: Kalliope Chute, Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist – Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program 800-319-2783 Kalliope@BarnstableCounty.org www.loveyourlocalwater.org BARNSTABLE COUNTY MERCURY DISPOSAL SERVICES Mercury is a metallic element that people may have in their homes. It is extremely toxic to humans and can be problematic in the environment […]

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