Barnstable County News Round Up

Edition 4

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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Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Announces Awardees for 2023 Annual Human Rights Awards Celebration

Join us on December 11, 2023, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at the Hyport Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave., Hyannis, as we honor several dedicated human rights advocates, including the MLK Action Team Police Task Force, Ann Burke, and Ngina Lythcott. Plus, meet the Unsung Heroes making a difference in our community. Read details about the awards and recipients and be part of this inspiring event by pre-registering.

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A Collaborative Journey Towards Affordable Housing Solutions

Explore the Shared Regional Housing Services (SRHS) pilot program presented during the October 25, 2023, Board of Regional Commissioners' meeting. Funded through FY2025 with county ARPA funds, it gained approval for engaging with town administrations and community feedback. Ongoing consultation with the Barnstable County HOME Consortium Advisory Council, representing housing experts from each town, will shape the SRHS program's future.

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Stay Aware and Don't Fall for Tick Bites (or Outdated Tick Testing Information)

~A note from Larry Dapsis, Extension’s County Entomologist

"I see a lot of posts on gardening pages on Facebook about working around the yard and hiking, which it looks like many people are doing. Be aware that adult stage deer ticks are quite active! They can be found at the edge of your yard or trail, in leaf litter and on vegetation up to two feet off the ground..."

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Residents Invited to Attend Sandwich Digital Equity Community Workshop - Barnstable County

The Town of Sandwich is working with the Cape Cod Commission and the community to develop strategies to ensure that all members of the community have equal and fair access to the tools, skills, and technology necessary to connect to the digital world.

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Emergency Preparedness Director Chip Reilly Performs Basic Shelter Training for Lower Cape Community Emergency Response Teams

Barnstable County’s Emergency Preparedness Director, Chip Reilly, recently conducted a 3-hour training session for members of the BOCH (Brewster, Orleans, Chatham, Harwich) and the newly formed Eastham Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). Chip covered the ins and outs of regional shelters, volunteer agency support, and aiding vulnerable communities during large-scale events.

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What's the Story Behind the Green Lights at the Barnstable County's Superior Courthouse?

This past Veterans Day week, we proudly illuminated Barnstable County’s Superior Courthouse in a vibrant shade of green to honor and salute our veterans! It was all part of #OperationGreenLight, a nationwide initiative by NACo and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers.

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