Barnstable County News Round Up

Edition 3

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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County Unveils Long Term Plan to Strengthen County Finances

At its October 25th meeting, the Board of Regional Commissioners was presented with a proposed financial plan to strengthen the County’s finances. The plan includes recommendations for County investments in capital projects, PFAS cleanup costs, and the creation of reserve funds to ensure long-term financial stability.

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Shining a Green Light for Veterans in Barnstable County

Barnstable County will illuminate Superior Court House, the cupola and statues in green light from November 6-12, during the week of Veteran’s Day holiday, as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans, a nationwide effort uniting counties to support military veterans....

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SHINE Program Manager Kristina Whiton O'Brien Discusses Medicare Open Enrollment in Falmouth Community Television Interview

Open Enrollment for Medicare takes place now through December 7th! Meeting with a certified SHINE volunteer during open enrollment may reduce your out-of-pocket medical and/or prescription drug costs. 

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at your local police station.

This collection program protects our children, our water and our food supplies, and decrease prescription drug abuse by making it easier for you to properly dispose of unused or expired medication. This is a completely confidential program. No personal information will be collected.

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Dredging In Popponesset Approach Channel Wraps Up

The Barnstable County dredge program recently completed the dredging of the Popponesset approach channel. Read details in the Mashpee Enterprise article...

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Advancing Public Health: Cape Cod's Tobacco Control Program

The Department of Health and Environment’s Tobacco Control Program, led by Robert Collett, is a cornerstone in promoting public health and safeguarding our ...

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Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Seeks Nominations for Human Rights Awards

Nominations are currently being sought for three distinguished awards: the Rosenthal Community Award, the Cornerstone Award, and the Unsung Heroes Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is set for the close of business on October 30, 2023. 

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Children's Cove Expands Community Engagement Staff to Meet Increasing Demand

Over the last few years Children’s Cove has seen an increase in need for all aspects of services and support to the community. In addition to increased referrals from partner agencies and calls from the community, there has been a demand for more education, outreach...

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Exploring Resilient Clam Strains: A Collaborative Project with Quahogs

The Cape Cod Extension’s Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant Marine team has been spending these sunny days with quahogs! These labeled quahogs are part of a project with Stony Brook University that focuses on evaluating whether strains of hard clams (in this case, quahogs) can be identified that better tolerate disease...

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A Week of Training at the Sandwich Fire Department

The Cape Cod Center for Public Safety Training, a program of Barnstable County, provides specialized on-the-job training and resources for local first responders and bolstering community safety. During recent training sessions conducted at the Sandwich Fire Department...

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Come Work for MASSTC 💧

Ready for an exciting career at the forefront of septic technology? Barnstable County’s Department of Health & Environment is hiring a Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC) Operator...

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