Barnstable County News Round Up

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Stay informed about important issues and events directly from your local regional government! Delve into the top leading articles of the past month from Barnstable County's official website

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Everything You Need to Know about Title 5 Regulation Changes & Resources

On July 7, 2023, changes were made to Title 5 (310 CMR 15.000) to better protect our waterbodies.

What does this mean? Well, like all things regulatory, it’s complicated. As implementation of the changes gets underway, Title 5 offers two choices by which to reduce nitrogen pollution...

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How Barnstable County is Helping Cape Cod Prepare for Floods

Flooding is inevitable on Cape Cod. If it rains on your property, it can flood, and you don’t have to live on the beach or near a body of water for your home to flood. The County's Floodplain and Community Rating System Specialist is working with towns to reduce your flood insurance premiums. Learn more!

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Enhancing Seniors' Lives on Cape Cod with the SHINE Program

Under the oversight of Barnstable County’s Department of Human Services, the regional SHINE Program plays a vital role in providing support within the local community. Watch a recent episode of the Cranberry Scoop to learn more about this program and upcoming Open Enrollment.

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Wildfires in Hawaii are a Cautionary Tale for Emergency Preparedness on Cape Cod

On Tuesday August 8, coincidentally the same day Cape Cod was impacted by torrential rain and an isolated tornado, residents and visitors of an island community in the extreme western reaches of our country experienced a far more devastating disaster...

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Barnstable County's Forward-looking Approach to Firefighter Training

We are proud to share that Barnstable County has a new fire training facility taking shape on Cape Cod! This marks a pivotal step toward the future of firefighter training in our region, with a strong emphasis on protecting our region's environment.

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Work on the County Dredge!

Whether you become a Deckhand or Maintenance Technician, you’ll play a crucial role in maintaining efficient navigation and environmental health on Cape Cod. Your commitment directly affects the sustainability of the region and overall well-being. Apply today or share this with someone who might be a good fit!

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AmeriCorps Cape Cod's Year 25 Group Service Project Proposal Form Now Open!

AmeriCorps Cape Cod is now accepting proposals for Phase 1 (October 2023 – December 2023) that align with at least one of their programs focus areas:

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Disaster Preparedness & Response
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach & Volunteer Engagement
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From Children's Cove: A School's Critical Role in Safety

As summer comes to a close, it's time for parents and caregivers to get ready for the start of the new school year. Whether it is the first year their child is entering school or the last year of high school, there is a whole host of items, schedules and plans needed for students of every age.

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