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Take Action to Mitigate Risks from Floods, Storms, and other Disasters

Take Action to Mitigate Risks from Floods, Storms, and other Disasters

By on November 9, 2020 in Recent News

Do you know what hazard mitigation is? Hazard mitigation is taking action to reduce the loss of life and the damage to property, infrastructure, natural, cultural, and economic resources when faced with disaster. Our team at the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension has put together a series of brochures for homeowners, business owners, and municipality agencies […]

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Barnstable County Dredge Program in the Barnstable Patriot

Barnstable County Dredge Program in the Barnstable Patriot

By on November 6, 2020 in Dredge Updates, Recent News

November 6, 2020 – Read about the Barnstable County Dredge Program in the Barnstable Patriot: Tidal flushing: 3-phase Cotuit dredge wraps up as county program celebrates 25 years

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Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Announces Applications for the Rosenthal and Cornerstone Human Rights Awards

Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Announces Applications for the Rosenthal and Cornerstone Human Rights Awards

By on November 5, 2020 in Press Releases, Recent News

For Immediate Release (Barnstable, MA – November 5, 2020) – The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) is accepting nominations through November 30, 2020 for the Rosenthal and Cornerstone Human Rights Awards (see links below). These awards are presented at the Annual HRAC Awards Breakfast, being held virtually on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from […]

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The Dredge Report – Week of October 25, 2020

The Dredge Report – Week of October 25, 2020

By on November 3, 2020 in Dredge Updates, Recent News

As mentioned in last weeks report, the crew worked all of this past week on finishing up the Dead Neck/Sampson’s Island project and we are glad to report that the work was completed on Saturday! Our schedule had us completing this project at the end of this week so we finished one week  ahead of […]

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Effective November 6, 2020 – New Safety Protocols and Executive Orders During COVID-19

Effective November 6, 2020 – New Safety Protocols and Executive Orders During COVID-19

By on November 2, 2020 in Public Health Notices, Recent News

Governor Baker and Lt. Gov. Polito announced new safety protocols for businesses and residents. These are targeted measures to intervene and disrupt rising trends in the health data. The work is to keep our businesses and schools open. The effective date of all orders and advisories was on Friday 11/6/2020. See graphics summarizing new Executive Orders HERE> […]

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Congratulations to Barnstable County’s Municipal Assistance Coordinator Kari Parcell on Receiving a 2020 MassRecycle Award

Congratulations to Barnstable County’s Municipal Assistance Coordinator Kari Parcell on Receiving a 2020 MassRecycle Award

By on November 2, 2020 in Recent News

Last week on October 29, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s Municipal Assistance Coordinator Kari Parcell was presented with a 2020 Recycling Award in the Municipal Category. MassRecycle presents this award to someone who has developed an outstanding municipal recycling program, displaying innovation and leadership. Mike Cicale, Transfer Station Foreman at Wellfleet DPW said, “All of the […]

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The Cape and Islands received $202,400 in Recycling Dividends Program (RDP) Funds

The Cape and Islands received $202,400 in Recycling Dividends Program (RDP) Funds

By on October 29, 2020 in Press Releases, Recent News

The Cape and Islands received $202,400 in Recycling Dividends Program (RDP) Funds. These funds can be used on an expansive list of approved spending for recycling programs.  An example of this is our one-day latex paint recycling take back day.  All 15-towns participated by paying into the program to fund it using their RDP funds.  […]

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Children’s Cove Warns of Local Surge in Online Exploitation

Children’s Cove Warns of Local Surge in Online Exploitation

By on October 28, 2020 in Press Releases, Recent News

For Immediate Release – October 27, 2020 Cape Cod, MA – Children’s Cove, The Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center, is calling on parents and caregivers to be extra diligent in the prevention of online exploitation of children as they attend school remotely and spend more time online. The level of risk has dramatically increased […]

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The Dredge Report – Week of October 18, 2020

The Dredge Report – Week of October 18, 2020

By on October 26, 2020 in Dredge Updates, Recent News

Much of the work this week was focused on the Dead Neck/Sampsons Island project in Cotuit. We are nearing the end of the project with an estimated 5 – 7 days remaining. To give you an example of what some of 40,000 Cubic Yards looks like, the picture below was taken on Friday showing the […]

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MGCC Announces COVID-19 Grants for Massachusetts Small Businesses

MGCC Announces COVID-19 Grants for Massachusetts Small Businesses

By on October 23, 2020 in Recent News

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $50.8 million in grants available to support small businesses, micro-enterprises, and their employees, families and communities. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will be administering these funds to businesses experiencing economic hardship and a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds were appropriated through the Commonwealth’s Supplemental […]

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