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Category: MAIN COUNTY FEATURED NEWS

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week in Massachusetts!

Governor Maura Healey has declared July 9-15, 2023, to be “Hurricane Preparedness Week,” recognizing the importance of preparing for the impact of extreme weather. As part of the Administration’s commitment […]

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Barnstable County Staff Discuss High Bacteria Levels at Local Beaches

Environmental Project Assistant and Beach Program Coordinator Jennifer McMullin and Health Communications Coordinator Bethany Traverse explain factors that contribute to occasional bacterial contamination at Cape Cod’s beaches in this Lower […]

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Wastewater Division Director Brian Baumgaertel Talks about Changes to Title 5 Regulations

Interview by Grady Culhane, CapeCod.com State environmental officials are tightening restrictions on Title 5 septic systems as water bodies across the Cape continue to struggle due to nitrogen pollution. Barnstable […]

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Heat Safety 101

Temps are rising on Cape Cod as we head into mid-July, presenting a serious hazard for certain occupations and age groups (particularly the very young and very old). According to […]

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Heads Up Parents! How to Decrease the Risk of Drowning During the Summer Season

By Theresa Covell, Assistant Public Health Nurse This past February, my family and I had the good fortune of visiting Nana and Papa and their neighborhood pool in Florida. My […]

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Who Was the First Lady of the American Revolution?

Mercy Otis Warren, an eminent feminist advocate from Cape Cod, is commemorated by a statue situated at the front of the Superior Courthouse at Barnstable County. She lived over two […]

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Summertime Health and Safety Resources

New England summers can bring hot temperatures and oppressive humidity, especially in July and August. Summertime activity, whether it be recreation, work, or exercise, must be balanced with actions that […]

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Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands to Offer $50 Coupons for Local Farmers Markets to Low Income Adults 60+

Coupons will be offered for the purchase of produce at local farmers markets by Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands starting Monday, July 10, for individuals who are […]

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Barnstable County Finalizing COVID Relief Allocation

Assistant County Administrator Vaira Harik sits down with Grady Culhane on the Sunday Journal to give an update on Barnstable County’s ARPA funding. Over $41 million dollars in ARPA funds […]

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