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Environmental News, Local Health News Food waste workshop to be held in Barnstable this Friday

Food waste workshop to be held in Barnstable this Friday

A free workshop to help citizens, businesses and institutions understand and navigate the new Commercial Food Waste Ban will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Harborview Conference Room/Old Jail of the Barnstable County Courthouse Complex. Food waste has become one of the largest parts of the […]

10/28/15 at 3:54 pm     1440      ,     CapeCod.com
Local Health News Early Freeze Ends Worries about West Nile, EEE

Early Freeze Ends Worries about West Nile, EEE

The temperature early Monday dipped below freezing in Boston. Not great news for people, or their tomato plants. But even worse news for insects that bite. All over Massachusetts, mosquitoes died or went into hiding, and thus the burst of cold weather put an early end to West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis this […]

10/21/15 at 2:48 pm     1460      , ,     The Boston Globe
Local Health News Pilgrim Plant to Close by 2019

Pilgrim Plant to Close by 2019

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station will be closing by 2019, but Cape Cod’s plan for a radiological disaster will stay the same for the foreseeable future: to shelter in place. Pilgrim owner Entergy Corp. announced Tuesday it has decided to close Pilgrim, the state’s only nuclear power plant, no later than June 2019, saying it is […]

10/21/15 at 2:17 pm     1447      ,     Barnstable Patriot
Local Health News Brewster Joins List of Towns Targeted for Dispensary

Brewster Joins List of Towns Targeted for Dispensary

Proposals for four medical marijuana dispensaries are in the works for Barnstable County, with Brewster joining a list of target sites that includes Mashpee, Bourne and Dennis. Brewster Town Administrator Charles Sumner said his office received a letter late last week from Haven Center, an Orleans-based nonprofit group headed by Christopher Taloumis, announcing plans to […]

10/21/15 at 2:09 pm     1385          Cape Cod Times
Local Health News Health officials announce 7th human case of West Nile in Mass.

Health officials announce 7th human case of West Nile in Mass.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the seventh human case of West Nile virus in the state in 2015. Health officials said the female patient is a Suffolk County resident in her 90s who likely contracted the virus in the Suffolk County area. The woman has been hospitalized as a result of her infection. […]

10/6/15 at 1:19 pm     1310      ,     WCBV
Department News and Updates, Local Health News Volunteer Reception Center Drill a Success

Volunteer Reception Center Drill a Success

On Wednesday, the final training session for the Cape Cod Citizen Corps Council Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) program was held at the Harwich Community Center. The concept behind the VRC is that after disasters, well-meaning, civic-minded volunteers will often swamp emergency relief agencies seeking an opportunity to help. In the past, this has led to […]

10/1/15 at 3:14 pm     1362      , ,     CapeCod.com
Local Health News Wastewater: Plumbing All the Alternatives

Wastewater: Plumbing All the Alternatives

Hidden away at the Otis Air National Guard Base in Buzzards Bay is the country’s largest alternative septic system test center. On a recent morning, raw sewage trickled through a shallow trench, feeding about 15 different septic systems scattered in a field, each one accompanied by a small shack with a monitoring station. George Heufelder, […]

9/24/15 at 12:17 pm     1465      , ,     Vineyard Gazette
Department News and Updates, Local Health News BCREPC to Participate in Falmouth Emergency Preparedness Event

BCREPC to Participate in Falmouth Emergency Preparedness Event

September is National Preparedness Month and the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) is pleased to announce its participation in the Falmouth Family Emergency Preparedness and Fire Prevention Fair. Hosted by the Falmouth Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), the Fair—which is free of charge—will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. […]

9/9/15 at 4:06 pm     1263      , ,     CapeCod.com