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Barnstable County’s Forward-looking Approach to Firefighter Training

We are proud to share that Barnstable County has a new fire training facility taking shape on Cape Cod! This marks a pivotal step towards the future of firefighter training […]

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Children’s Cove is Hiring!

Community Engagement Specialist – Full Time The Community Engagement Specialist role is to raise awareness of the mission of the agency, develop and coordinate volunteers, and support child abuse prevention initiatives […]

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Early morning fog at Santuit Pond boat ramp.

Pollution is threatening Cape Cod’s famous waters. Its towns are spending hundreds of millions to head off an environmental disaster.

By Beth Treffeisen, Boston Globe BARNSTABLE — The beauty of its placid bays, estuaries, and ponds draws millions of visitors to Cape Cod each year. But deteriorating water quality is […]

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Bourne Exploring Use of Management Firm for Septic Systems

By Michael J. Rausch, Bourne Enterprise When it comes to the complex topic of Title 5, it seems like everyone could benefit from a little guidance. That seems to be […]

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Rain storms can cause flooding.

Protect Your Home: The Need for Flood Insurance on Cape Cod

If it rains on your home, it can flood. A flood could take everything that you own, and flood insurance is a way to protect your property and belongings from […]

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Apply Now for the 2024 Master Gardener Program 

Become a Master Gardener and help others learn to grow  August 18, 2023 (Barnstable, MA) – The 2024 Master Gardener program applications are now open until October 1, 2023, offering an opportunity […]

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Viruses from wastewater cultured on a petri dish at MASSTC.

MASSTC Studies Viruses and Bacteria in Wastewater to Help Keep Our Groundwater Safe

Wastewater is a veritable jungle of microscopic organisms, including bacteria and viruses. Our colleagues at the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC) are interested in understanding how effective conventional […]

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Commissioners Support Denial of Holtec International’s Wastewater Discharge Permit 

Commissioners Engage in Discussions about Replacement of the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges August 17, 2023 (BARNSTABLE COUNTY, MA) – Yesterday, the Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners unanimously voiced their […]

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