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Department News and Updates, Local Health News Water and Sun Safety Day July 2 in Barnstable Village

Water and Sun Safety Day July 2 in Barnstable Village

the arrival of the summer boating season, the Barnstable Fire Department, Barnstable Harbormaster, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, and Cape Cod Sea Sports have joined forces to present a Water and Sun Safety Day. This event will be held at the Barnstable Fire Department in Barnstable Village on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. […]

6/30/15 at 4:50 pm     1228      ,     www.capecod.com
Local Health News Measles diagnosis on Martha’s Vineyard spurs public health alert

Measles diagnosis on Martha’s Vineyard spurs public health alert

a’s Vineyard Hospital and state Department of Public Health (DPH) officials are working feverishly to prevent an outbreak of measles following confirmation Friday that an unvaccinated child visiting from another state and treated at the Martha’s Vineyard emergency room Wednesday night was infected with measles. Measles is a highly infectious disease, and poses a particular […]

6/23/15 at 12:39 pm     1207      ,     www.mvtimes.com
Local Health News Great White Shark Research off Chatham To Begin This Week

Great White Shark Research off Chatham To Begin This Week

tate’s foremost shark researcher Dr. Gregory Skomal will be heading out into the waters surrounding Cape Cod this week for year two of a major great white shark population study.

6/23/15 at 12:17 pm     1338      , ,     CapeCod.com
Local Health News Gov. Charlie Baker awards almost $400K to communities for drinking and wastewater infrastructure planning

Gov. Charlie Baker awards almost $400K to communities for drinking and wastewater infrastructure planning

aker-Polito administration has awarded nearly $400,000 in MassDEP grants to help over a dozen Massachusetts communities plan out infrastructure improvements for their drinking, wastewater and stormwater systems. “Economic development often relies on viable community infrastructure systems, such as water operations,” Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. “This grant program will assist communities in addressing those […]

6/15/15 at 4:32 pm     1091      ,     MassLive.com
Local Health News State approves Cape plan update

State approves Cape plan update

Charlie Baker has approved an update of a regional water-quality management plan for Cape Cod, sending it late last week to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review. Town, county, and state officials hope the plan will reinvigorate a stalled water cleanup effort on the Cape, get wastewater treatment plans passed and implemented and […]

6/15/15 at 4:29 pm     1271      , , , ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News County Wastewater Plan Sent To State For Approval

County Wastewater Plan Sent To State For Approval

alized version of the 208 Plan has been sent to the state and the Environmental Protection Agency for review, but according to Cape Cod Commission executive director Paul J. Niedzwiecki, the real work has only just begun. The commission was ordered by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in January 2013 to update the Cape’s […]

6/12/15 at 1:36 pm     1200      ,     CapeNews.net
Local Health News Massachusetts extends OSHA protections to state workers: It’s about ‘creating an infrastructure that supports health and safety’

Massachusetts extends OSHA protections to state workers: It’s about ‘creating an infrastructure that supports health and safety’

in 1970 when the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration was established, local policymakers could choose whether or not to extend OSHA protections to state employees. Unfortunately, Massachusetts took a pass. But decades later — and after years of advocacy, organizing and research on the part of worker advocates — employees of the Commonwealth […]

6/9/15 at 9:55 am     1096      ,     The Pump Handle
Local Health News This new Cape tick is Texas tough

This new Cape tick is Texas tough

e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it “We have a new tick in town and it’s a game changer,” reported county entomologist Larry Dapsis to the Barnstable County Assembly last week. The lone star tick has established a “beachhead” at Sandy Neck Beach Park, Dapsis said, […]

6/2/15 at 9:29 am     1298      ,     Barnstable Patriot