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Debate Continues On Whether Alum Treatments Are Worth Their Salt

Alum treatments, which have been used to improve pond health on Cape Cod by reducing the effects of phosphorus, remain controversial.

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Report: Cape’s skin cancer rate among nation’s worst

There’s a price to pay for years of unprotected fun in the sun. Several recent reports show that skin cancer rates are particularly high on the Cape and Islands, and […]

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Cape Cod’s Tick Expert Spreads Spring Awareness

The weather has started to improve on Cape Cod and the Islands, which brings an increased awareness about the presence of ticks and the diseases they carry. The region has […]

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One dead in E. coli outbreak; source of romaine still a mystery

One person has died in the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. There are now 121 confirmed cases across 25 states. Investigators continue to look for the source of […]

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Shining a Light on Sun Safety in the Workplace

Before heading to the beach or the pool, you likely consider items to bring to protect you from the sun. But what about when you’re heading to work? Skin cancer […]

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Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016.  Nine new germs spread […]

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Lights Out: Recent Power Outages Raise Questions

Come snow, rain, wind or high water, there’s one thing on the minds of many Lower Cape residents as the latest coastal storm passes through: will the lights stay on? […]

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Continuing storm coverage: power restoration continuing, shelters still open

12:00 p.m. update: Latest statement from BCREPC “At its 10 a.m. conference call, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed the progress of power restoration on Cape Cod and […]

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Baker visits Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center to discuss storm recovery

Gov. Charlie Baker joined Senator Vinny deMacedo, Senator Julian Cyr, Representative Sarah Peake, Representative Will Crocker, Representative Randy Hunt, Representative Tim Whelan, utility representatives and municipal officials from Barnstable County […]

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