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Governor Healey Proclaims September “Emergency Preparedness Month”

Governor Maura Healey has proclaimed September 2023 to be Emergency Preparedness Month to highlight the importance of emergency preparedness and to encourage planning for disasters and other types of emergencies. […]

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Mosquitoes Collected in Barnstable County Tested Positive for West Nile Virus 

Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project has informed County health officials of mosquitoes in our region that tested positive for West Nile Virus this week. Sampling data showed the following: Barnstable: One […]

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Are you ready for Medicare Open Enrollment? SHINE can Help!

Open enrollment is Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, and state-certified SHINE counselors are available at your local senior center by appointment to help you understand health care coverage, review cost increases, and find […]

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FREE “Buried in Treasures” Hoarding Workshop Starts Week of September 5th

Join us for a free, multi-week “Buried in Treasures” Workshop for help with compulsive acquiring, saving and hoarding! The course includes: Fall 2023 start dates are as follows: The time […]

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Remembering Loved Ones Lost to Overdose: Their Lives Mattered

The following testimonials were submitted by members of our community here on Cape Cod whose loved ones lost their lives to overdose. We honor their memory by spreading awareness to […]

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A Summary of Title 5 Regulation Changes

The Problem: Nutrient Pollution from Septic Tanks on Cape Cod DID YOU KNOW? The majority of homes on Cape Cod–more than 85%–use septic systems for wastewater treatment. While septic systems […]

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Barnstable County Community Health Newsletter, 6th Edition

As we wrap up a busy summer season on Cape Cod, it’s important to focus on one of ourmost important environmental health issues–water quality. August is National WaterQuality Month and […]

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Chip Reilly Talks Emergency Preparation on the Town of Barnstable’s Government Access TV

Chip Reilly, Barnstable County’s Emergency Preparedness Director, joins the Town of Barnstable for their most recent episode of County Chatter on Town of Barnstable Government Access Channel – Xfinity Channel […]

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Hurricane Season is Upon Us. Let’s Get Prepared!

Idalia (pronounced ee-dal-ya) is the first significant Atlantic storm of the year, and just ahead of the most active month of the hurricane season. While we don’t often get major hurricanes here on the Cape, it is possible, and the area has experienced Florida-like damage in the past because both regions are very flat both offshore and onshore.

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