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Town of Barnstable To Host Terrapin Release
Terrapin Release Set for June 25

Town of Barnstable To Host Terrapin Release

Filed in Community, Environment, NEWS HEADLINES by on June 12, 2018 • views: 37

Cape Cod is home to an extensive amount of incredible wildlife, but one of the most mesmerizing creatures in the mix is the Diamondback Terrapin.  This species of turtle is unique in the fact that it is the only one of its kind that inhabits coastal marshes with brackish water; a mix of fresh and […]

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Adam Burnett Becomes New Executive Director for CHAMP Homes
CHAMP Homes Names New Executive Director

Adam Burnett Becomes New Executive Director for CHAMP Homes

Filed in Community, Housing, NEWS HEADLINES by on May 29, 2018 • views: 79

Hyannis, April 30, 2018 –  The CHAMP Homes board of directors is pleased to announce that Adam Burnett was appointed as its new Executive Director.  Adam Burnett joined CHAMP Homes mid 2017 to oversee the finances. This role quickly expanded to focus more on the operations of the organization.   He says: ”I’m very excited […]

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Barnstable County Cooperative Extension awarded $985,000 over a 4-year period in collaboration with WHOI Sea Grant
Sea Grant to Support County Aquaculture Initiatives

Barnstable County Cooperative Extension awarded $985,000 over a 4-year period in collaboration with WHOI Sea Grant

Filed in Environment, NEWS HEADLINES by on May 3, 2018 • views: 97

BARNSTABLE COUNTY, MA – The Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension has been named a subrecipient for a multi-year federal award from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the Woods Hole Sea Grant Program based at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). NOAA funds 33 Sea Grant programs nationally, providing a variety of funding opportunities […]

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Coast Guard calls for caution as endangered right whales skim feed off Cape Cod coast

Filed in Environment, NEWS HEADLINES by on April 25, 2018 • views: 88

BOSTON — The Coast Guard is advising mariners Wednesday to head caution on the water as multiple groups of right whales have been observed in the area of Boston Light to Marshfield. As per the Endangered Species Act, it is unlawful to approach within 500 yards of a North Atlantic right whale by a vessel, aircraft (including drones) […]

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Going Green! Earth Day Events and More!

Filed in Blog, Community, Environment by on April 20, 2018 • views: 239

Earth Day is nearly upon us (it’s this Sunday, April 22nd), and there’s never been a better time to get involved in the environmental movement. According to the Earth Day Network, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities every year! This year’s theme is “End Plastic Pollution,” and there are so many […]

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Senate Passes Bill Regulating Short-term Rentals
Senate Passes Short-Term Rental Legislation

Senate Passes Bill Regulating Short-term Rentals

Filed in Environment, Housing, NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on April 5, 2018 • views: 285

Within the Short-Term Rental Legislation, Senator Cyr Establishes the Cape Cod and Islands Water Protection Fund to Address Critical Wastewater Projects (Boston, Mass.) – Yesterday, the Senate passed S. 2381, An Act regulating and insuring short-term rentals. The bill expands the scope of the state’s room occupancy excise tax and local option excise tax to […]

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Cape Cod Real Estate Volume, Value on the Rise
Real Estate Report

Cape Cod Real Estate Volume, Value on the Rise

Filed in Housing, NEWS HEADLINES by on February 26, 2018 0 Comments • views: 199

Real estate sales are up on Cape Cod, both in volume and in value. Barnstable County Register of Deeds Jack Meade reports that the volume of real estate sales in January 2018 was up 3.3% from January 2017 and the total value of sales was up 13.1% from the previous year. The Cape and Islands […]

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Cape Housing Inventory at Record Lows
Local Housing Shortage

Cape Housing Inventory at Record Lows

Filed in Housing, NEWS HEADLINES by on December 21, 2017 0 Comments • views: 224

WEST YARMOUTH, MA—The available number of homes for sale in Barnstable County have fallen to a new historic low since Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service first started computerizing real estate data 20 years ago. At the end of November, there were 1,914 single-family homes and 429 condominiums on the market in Barnstable County […]

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County Septic Loans

Barnstable County Program Finances $40 Million in Septic Upgrades

Filed in Environment, NEWS HEADLINES by on December 12, 2017 0 Comments • views: 242

If you’ve got a failed septic system but don’t have the money to repair or replace it, Barnstable County can help. The Barnstable County Community Septic Management Loan Program (CSMLP) is available to Barnstable County residents to finance the replacement of failed residential septic systems. Whether it’s a conventional or innovative/alternative system, or a sewer […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Housing Choice Initiative
State Unveils Housing Initiative

Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Housing Choice Initiative

Filed in Housing, NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on December 12, 2017 0 Comments • views: 240

Initiative will spur significant housing production, and provide municipalities with tools and incentives to drive the creation of 135,000 new units by 2025. BOSTON — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a comprehensive new initiative to substantially increase housing production across the Commonwealth. The Administration’s Housing Choice Initiative creates a new system of incentives and rewards […]

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ROWER IN DISTRESS RESCUED 530 MILES OFF CAPE COD views: 31

This past Friday, June 15th, the alarm for help was sounded by a man aboard an ocean rowboat 530 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. The rower in distress, Niall Macdonald, activated his emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) around 12:30 a.m., alerting Coast Guard radio watchstanders to the dire situation. Macdonald reportedly faced […]

Yarmouth Police Officers Assaulted, Man Arrested views: 41

Police departments across the nation all share one top priority: to protect and serve their community. Being in this line of work can be very gratifying, but officers must constantly be on their toes as dangerous situations can develop suddenly and be almost impossible to predict at times. Yarmouth PD is no exception, and knows […]

KICKOFF OF HYARTS ARTIST SHANTIES & WEEKLY SUMMER FESTIVITIES views: 44

Endless opportunities lie ahead to delve into all things art and culture with the 2018 summer kickoff of the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District festivities. Cape Cod residents have been gearing up for the plethora of exciting events that the Town of Barnstable has commissioned to take place throughout the summer and into the fall season, […]

Fratantonio Sentenced to Life views: 33

District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced that a Barnstable Superior Court Jury found Christopher Fratantonio (DOB: 11/28/1980), of Cotuit, guilty of the charge of Murder in the First Degree in connection with the murder of his wife, Mary Fratantonio. The jury deliberated for approximately two hours after a five day trial before returning their verdict. The […]