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Cape Cod Commission to Conduct Broadband Speed Testing

Data collected to inform recommendations for network improvements For Immediate Release (August 11, 2023) — How reliable is broadband on Cape Cod? That is among the key questions to be […]

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Joe Pacheco, Barnstable County Director of Human Services, pictured in front of the REACH Mobile Unit with Duffy Health staff.

Human Services Director Attends Unveiling of Duffy Health Center’s REACH Mobile Health Unit

Starting Monday, August 14th, Duffy Health Center’s REACH Mobile Health Unit will begin visiting communities throughout the region. REACH stands for Respectful, Equitable Access to Compassionate Healthcare. Services include: Duffy […]

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Regional Substance Abuse Council (RSAC) E-Newsletter, August 2023

The Barnstable County Regional Substance Addiction Coalition E-Newsletter is the hub of timely information on substance use and related issues in Barnstable County. With a readership of more than 1000, […]

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Purple Flags on County Campus Honor 86 Community Members Who Died of Overdose in 2022

The theme of 2023 International Overdose Awareness Day is “Recognizing Those Who Go Unseen”. It is a powerful feeling to be recognized, acknowledged, and heard—a feeling that many of us […]

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Confirmed Tornado Touchdown in Marstons Mills Highlights the Importance of Situational Awareness and Emergency Preparedness

The National Weather Service has posted the following preliminary statement regarding a small EF-0 tornado that touched down in the town of Barnstable near the village of Marstons Mills today, […]

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Heavy Rains on Tuesday could Impact Beach Water Quality throughout the Week of August 8th

On Tuesday, August 8th, between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, Cape Cod experienced severe weather including a tornado warning and torrential rain. In a small amount of time, several inches […]

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Department of Public Health Launches Statewide Survey to Improve Community Health

Responses will be gathered through early fall 2023 and will inform future state initiatives BOSTON (August 7, 2023) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering Commonwealth residents an […]

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Barnstable County staff weigh in on recent beach closures at Cooks Brook in Eastham

Bacterial growth could have been encouraged by beach erosion BY AMELIA ROTH-DISHY, The Provincetown Independent | JUL 26, 2023 EASTHAM — The closure of Cooks Brook Beach on the Cape Cod Bay […]

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‘Pee-Cycling’: One Way of Thinking Outside the Bowl

Cape towns consider the practical and the possible to reduce nitrogen BY NICHOLAS MILLER, The Provincetown Independent | JUL 26, 2023 WELLFLEET — Kim Cobart of the Falmouth Pond Coalition stood in […]

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