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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: 92

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: 134

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: 126

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: 122

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: 316

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: 324

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: 246

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: 262

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: 291

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: 275

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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Goodbye Interns – Summer 2018 views: 155

  Just as the start of summer brings a fresh crop of college interns to the Media Center, the end of summer brings tearful goodbyes. This season, we were incredibly lucky to host a talented, all-female team of rockstar interns: Miranda Trieble, a rising junior studying Communication at Curry College; Milostina Krusteva, a rising senior […]

How to Make an Awesome Video on Your Smartphone views: 196

  If you’re new to filmmaking, or have a limited timeframe or budget, you can still create a high-quality video with only a smartphone. Follow these tips to create a truly spectacular smartphone video:   Pre-production Prepare a great script or interview questions Any good video has to send a compelling message. Read your script […]

TARGET CONFIRMS OPENING AT CAPE COD MALL 2019 views: 106

Cape Cod vacationers and residents alike have a variety of local shops and stores at their disposal to fulfill their seasonal needs, such as multiple beach item shops, grocery stores, coffee shops and of course the shopping mall. But wouldn’t it be better if all of these trips could be condensed into one? Target, one […]

Yarmouth Police Continue Fatal Crash Investigation views: 68

On Tuesday July 10, 2018 at approximately 4:12PM, the Yarmouth Police and Fire Departments responded to a 911 report of a crash involving a motor vehicle and a motorcycle in the area of Buck Island Road and Townbrook Road in West Yarmouth. Yarmouth Police Officers arrived on scene and immediately secured the area and diverted the […]