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Going Green! Earth Day Events and More!

Filed in Blog, Community, Environment by on April 20, 2018 • views: 67

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: 62

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
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Cape Cod Real Estate Volume, Value on the Rise

Filed in Housing, NEWS HEADLINES by on February 26, 2018 0 Comments • views: 126

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: 159

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: 159

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: 182

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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Sea Captain’s Row Project Could Mean Urban Renewal for Downtown Hyannis
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Sea Captain’s Row Project Could Mean Urban Renewal for Downtown Hyannis

Filed in Housing, NEWS HEADLINES by on November 14, 2017 0 Comments • views: 423

Imagine a busy, bustling Main Street Hyannis full of upwardly mobile young professionals, successful businesspeople, and urban-minded residents living, working and playing in the area. Restaurants, retail, and culture are steps away on Main Street, and residents enjoy walking from their Pleasant Street homes to enjoy all that Hyannis has to offer. Now, imagine a townhouse-style […]

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Bass River Cleanup Seeking Volunteers
Bass River Cleanup

Bass River Cleanup Seeking Volunteers

Filed in Environment, NEWS HEADLINES by on November 14, 2017 0 Comments • views: 192

Bass River Cleanup Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Bass River Beach (Smuggler’s) South Shore Drive South Yarmouth Join Friends of Bass River and the Town of Yarmouth this Saturday, November 18 starting at Bass River Beach to take one more sweep of the shores of Bass River to pick up debris. […]

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Environment: Students Offer Design Solutions for Marstons Mills River Corridor
Native Landscaping

Environment: Students Offer Design Solutions for Marstons Mills River Corridor

Filed in Environment, NEWS HEADLINES by on October 16, 2017 0 Comments • views: 259

Plants have a lot to contend with here on Cape Cod – acidic soil, salty air, and they must be tolerant of occasional drought. But, landscaping with native plants can translate into less work for you. Once established, native plants don’t need as much fertilizer, water, or pesticides to thrive. And because of this, they […]

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Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis
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Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis

Filed in Housing, NEWS HEADLINES by on October 6, 2017 0 Comments • views: 295

Solving The Affordable Housing Crisis Cape Housing Institute to provide leaders with important tools to help solve the region’s affordable housing crisis Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) and Community Development Partnership (CDP) are partnering on an initiative to help Cape Cod towns solve the affordable housing crisis by giving municipal officials, residents, business leaders and community […]

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Cape and Islands Legislative Delegation Asks for Oversight Hearing in Follow Up to the Killing Of Officer Gannon views: 3

The following is a letter sent by the Cape’s legislative delegation to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary and the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security “We owe it to Sergeant Gannon, his family, and the Yarmouth Police Department to take a hard look at what happened, particularly at the Trial Court, witness protection […]

Member Spotlight: James Locke views: 29

  James is heading overseas for a few months, but he’s been a staple of the Media Center this year since joining in August of 2017. Born in England, James spent much of his childhood in Kenya before joining the army and traveling the world. He came to the Cape on an expedition in 2010 […]

Story Slam: How We Met – In Pictures! views: 33

Last night, Cape Media and Cape Cod Beer hosted a Story Slam for a cavalcade of local storytellers, under the theme of “How We Met”. Eight people performed and over $350 was raised for the Yarmouth Police Fund. First Place (and the Audience Favorite award) went to James Barnes, with his well-timed story about a date that […]

 Yarmouth Police Department Promotes K9 Officer Sean M. Gannon Posthumously to Sergeant views: 56

YARMOUTH POLICE SERGEANT SEAN M. GANNON Yarmouth Police Department Sergeant Sean McNamee Gannon, age 32, died on impact in the line of duty from a gunshot wound to the head on April 12, 2018. Born August 22nd, 1985 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Sergeant Gannon graduated from All Saints Elementary School in 1999, and Bishop Stang […]