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Staff in the Community A County Composting Effort

A County Composting Effort

ding composting capabilities on the Cape is the focus of the Barnstable County Food Waste Subcommittee of the Cape and Islands Health Agents Coalition, started late last year. The committee, headed by David Quinn, municipal assistance coordinator for Barnstable County/MassDEP and Amy L. Alati at the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, includes trash […]

2/2/16 at 11:58 am     1078      ,     The Falmouth Enterprise
Staff in the Community Soil Absorption Could Be Breakthrough For Wastewater Treatment

Soil Absorption Could Be Breakthrough For Wastewater Treatment

data suggests that layered soil absorption septic systems could reduce nitrogen levels in residential wastewater by as much as 90 percent. With a layered soil absorption system, wastewater is directed into a leach field where it is absorbed and denitrified through a combination of loam, sand, and sawdust. On Thursday, January 21, George R. […]

1/26/16 at 9:57 am     1333      ,     The Falmouth Enterprise
Staff in the Community Food pantry fulfills growing need in Wellfleet

Food pantry fulfills growing need in Wellfleet

ellfleet Food Pantry was the place to be on Wednesday, June 3, as Sandy Galvin, the food pantry’s new manager, opened the doors and welcomed all to come in and tour the place to get an idea of what it offers. More than 40 townspeople stopped by during the open house and were greeted […]

6/24/15 at 10:40 am     1200      , ,     Wicked Local
Staff in the Community Good cooking, free food and a blood pressure cuff

Good cooking, free food and a blood pressure cuff

ng blood pressure taken has never been so delicious — deliciously healthy, that is. The Falmouth Service Center on Gifford Street has a new program that aims to help people with high blood pressure and diabetes get healthy by offering weekly check-ins with a public health nurse, along with a sampling of a nutritious food cooked […]

6/8/15 at 5:03 pm     1188      ,     Cape Cod Times
Staff in the Community Volunteers Participate in Drill at Mashpee Wampanoag Government and Community Center

Volunteers Participate in Drill at Mashpee Wampanoag Government and Community Center

se of an emergency or disaster, there could be many volunteers that want to donate their time to help others in need. The Cape Cod Citizen Corps Council held an emergency drill at the Mashpee Wampanoag Community and Government Center yesterday to deal with that issue, training their members with mock volunteers in case […]

6/2/15 at 2:19 pm     1140      ,     CapeCod.com
Staff in the Community Tabletop Exercise to Focus on Mass-casualty HAZMAT Incident

Tabletop Exercise to Focus on Mass-casualty HAZMAT Incident

arnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) announces its annual Barnstable County REPC tabletop exercise to be held on Wednesday in collaboration with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the Town of Sandwich. According to BCREPC Emergency Planner Amy Alati, this annual hazardous materials (HAZMAT) emergency response practice is unique because of the collaboration between the BCREPC and the Massachusetts […]

6/1/15 at 2:10 pm     1432      , ,     CapeCod.com
Staff in the Community Rabies Vaccine Bait Distribution set to Start April 20

Rabies Vaccine Bait Distribution set to Start April 20

g rabies vaccine bait distribution is set to start on April 20. For approximately four weeks, bait will be distributed across seven Cape towns: Sandwich, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Harwich. The vaccine distribution, a partnership between the Cape Cod Rabies Task Force, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the US Department of Agriculture/Wildlife […]

4/14/15 at 1:34 pm     1158      , , , , , , ,     Cape Cod Today