Barnstable County News Round Up

Edition 2

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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AmeriCorps Cape Cod Year 25: Dedicated Service Begins!

Yesterday marked a momentous occasion as our dedicated members took the AmeriCorps pledge and were formally sworn in as the Year 25 Corps. Over the next 11 months, these 19 extraordinary individuals will commit themselves to dedicating over 32,000 hours to addressing critical environmental and disaster preparedness needs right here on beautiful Cape Cod. Watch the ceremony on Lower Cape TV...

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ARPA Grants Awarded to Brewster, Chatham and Wellfleet, Concluding $10 Million County Initiative

Yesterday at their regular meeting, the Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners announced the allocation of ARPA awards to Brewster, Chatham and Wellfleet, marking a milestone in the county’s successful goal to distribute $10 million to all 15 Cape Cod towns.  This achievement underscores the County’s commitment to community development and addressing pressing needs. 

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Unveiling the Unique Role of Barnstable County Government: A Conversation with Beth Albert on County Chatter

Wondering about the role of County government on Cape Cod? In a recent interview on County Chatter, Beth Albert, County Administrator, offered valuable insights into the role and structure of Barnstable County and its significance in our region. She discusses how our county is unique and what sets us apart from other counties in the Commonwealth.

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Barnstable County SHINE Prepares for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for Medicare is available from October 15th to December 7th, and during this period, state-certified SHINE counselors are at your service by appointment at your local senior center. They are here to assist you in comprehending your healthcare coverage, assessing cost increases, and keeping you informed about the latest developments in Medicare. WATCH >Falmouth Television SHINE Interview for Open Enrollment with Kristina Whiton O'Brien

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Popponesset Approach Channel Dredging in Mashpee Kicked Off This Month!

The County Dredge Cod Fish II recently initiated the Popponesset Approach Channel dredging project. The mobilization phase, while complex, has been successfully completed, and the focus has now shifted to the dredging itself. The project aims to remove approximately 7,500 cubic yards of sediment and debris from the channel, a task expected to...

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Cooperative Extension: Committed to Addressing Food Security on Cape Cod

Extension’s Nutrition and Food Access team joined Grady Culhane on Sunday Journal to talk about the variety of food access programs available on Cape Cod thanks to partnerships with local and regional community organizations like food pantries, social services, farms, churches and schools. If you are in need of food, or you want to help to get unused/ unwanted food to those in need, go to...

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Starting October 5: Adult Prep Course for Teens

Children’s Cove and the Cape Cod Family Resource Center of Barnstable will hold a seven-week crash course to help teens navigate the world after high school! Learn everything from finances, interview and job prep, resume building, understanding different career paths and more! Participants who complete the course will get a $25 gift card, and a free outfit for interviews.

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September 28th is World Rabies Day

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, in conjunction with the Cape Cod Rabies Task Force, continues to assist towns with maintaining control of terrestrial raccoon rabies on Cape Cod through the Cape Cod Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) Program. The program is praised as one of the longest running, increasingly successful projects to control rabies in the country!

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Today in Cape Cod History

Today we celebrate the birthday of Mercy Otis Warren, born on September 28, 1728, in Barnstable. In a time when women rarely had formal education, this Cape Cod woman defied the norm, studying alongside her brothers and becoming a prolific writer and revolutionary figure.

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