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Town of Barnstable Community Forum
Housing Production Plan Progress Update
The Town of Barnstable is currently in the process of updating our Housing Production Plan (HPP). An HPP is a community’s proactive strategy to meet their housing needs. This plan will consider best practices for promoting diverse housing options that align with the community’s vision and goals. The Town is working with our consultants at JM Goldson to offer multiple opportunities for Barnstable community members to get involved and help shape the plan. The project team hosted focus groups and interviews this summer, have just launched a community survey (click here to take the survey), and are hosting our first Public Forum on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:00 PM. This forum will be hosted in person at the Barnstable Adult Community Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis as well as available virtually through a Zoom webinar. This event is free and open to the public, though registration for the virtual option is required. Register HERE
You can learn more about the Housing Production Plan update effort at the Housing and Community Development website: https://www.townofbarnstable.us/Departments/CommunityDevelopment/
For more information Contact: Ryan Bennett, Housing Coordinator Town of Barnstable Planning and Development Department 508-862-4683 email@example.com
Events commemorating the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
Sunday, Sept. 11
HYANNIS — The Hyannis Fire Department will hold a short 9/11 ceremony at 9:45 a.m. at the Hyannis Firefighters Memorial adjacent to the station at 95 High School Road Ext.
COTUIT — The Cotuit Fire Department will hold a 9/11 remembrance ceremony and moment of silence Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at 08:50 in front of the Cotuit Fire Station located at 64 High St. Cotuit, MA.
BARNSTABLE – Barnstable Fire Department and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church event will begin with a traditional ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Barnstable Fire Department, where state Rep. Timothy Whelan, R-Brewster, will speak and soloist Marc Howard will perform. A bagpipe procession, led by Dave Knauer, will begin at 9:35 a.m. with the Barnstable Police Honor Guard. It will proceed up Main Street to St. Mary’s Church. Everyone will be welcomed into the church at 10 a.m. for the morning prayer and a day of remembrance. Author Thomas Flynn, who published a book, “Bikeman,” about his own experiences on 9/11, will speak.
CENTERVILLE (COMM) – The Centerville Osterville Marstons Mills Fire Department will hold a remembrance ceremony at the Centerville Station on RT 28 at 9:45 AM on Sunday.
Monday, Sept. 12
WEST BARNSTABLE — The West Barnstable Fire Department and Cape Cod Community College are collaborating with this year’s 9/11 ceremony. It will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, at 2240 Iyannough Road.
The Town of Barnstable Harbormaster’s Office announces that a lottery drawing will be held for some of the currently closed mooring waitlists. This opportunity will allow individuals, if chosen, to add their name to a mooring field waitlist that is currently closed. Individuals will be able to go online through a link provided on the Town’s Website and purchase a ticket for their chance to be added to the waitlist they select.
Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment to Host Three Public Vaccine Clinics in September and October
Clinics will provide an opportunity to get the recently approved COVID-19 bivalent booster, and/or the influenza vaccine for the 2022/2023 flu season
September 8, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment’s Public Health Nursing Division will be offering three public vaccine clinics for administration of both the COVID-19 bivalent booster (or “updated booster”) and/or the 2022/2023 influenza vaccine. The clinics will be held at the Harborview Conference Room at 3195 Main Street in Barnstable Village at the following dates and times:
September 21, 2022, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
September 30, 2022, 9:00 AM to 12: 00 PM
October 5, 2022, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Accommodations will be provided for those with impaired mobility.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older and can pre-register for a Pfizer or Moderna bivalent booster and/or influenza vaccine at the following link:
https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/barnstable?calendar=53d670fc-9ea3-4720-8b22-15be78562f8d. Anyone who requires telephone assistance to register for these clinics may call the COVID-19 Helpline at (774) 330-3001.
We are unable to accept walk-ins and will not administer vaccine to anyone who does not have an appointment. Participants should arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time to prevent lines and long wait times.
Homebound individuals who would like to receive an updated COVID-19 booster can call the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) at (508) 957-7737 to schedule a visit.
Like the flu vaccine, the updated COVID-19 boosters are bivalent, meaning they protect against two different viruses or two strains of the same virus. In this case, the boosters target the original COVID-19 strain and the newer omicron variant. Reported side effects are the same as the original vaccine. It is safe and effective to receive the updated booster and the flu vaccine simultaneously, or patients may choose to receive them on separate dates.
It is important to note that the original monovalent Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized for use as boosters in people ages 12 years and older. The FDA made this decision because the updated booster is designed to offer more protection from the circulating omicron variant.
For vaccination and booster schedules by vaccine manufacturer, visit CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html. For information on vaccination and booster shots in Barnstable County visit Vaccine Information – Barnstable County (capecod.gov). You may also find and schedule vaccination appointments at local pharmacies and community health clinics through https://vaxfinder.mass.gov.
ABOUT BARNSTABLE COUNTY DERPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Established under a Special Act of the Legislature in 1926, the Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment (BCDHE) provides regional public health and environmental health services throughout the 15 towns comprising Barnstable County. The Department manages several environmental, public health, and homeland security grants funded through state and federal resources. The Department’s primary mission is to protect public health and the environment and promote the physical and mental health and well-being of Barnstable County residents.
ABOUT BARNSTABLE COUNTY REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF CAPE COD: Barnstable County provides exemplary government functions and services to keep our community healthy and safe, promote sustainable growth, and offer a proactive, open government that enhances the quality of life for the citizens of Barnstable County. Learn more at https://www.capecod.gov/
MEDIA CONTACT: Bethany Traverse, Health Communications Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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POLLS Open to 12 MIDNIGHT Paper ballots have been secured. All polling precincts currently have ballots. Polls to remain open until Midnight.
Paper ballots have been secured. All polling precincts currently have ballots. We expect polls to remain open past 8:00 PM and will let you know when it is finalized.
POLLS ARE OPEN and have received emergency printed ballots. PLEASE be kind and pack a little patience as our election volunteers get polling stations underway. We will have an additional update on extended voting time through Secretary Galvin’s office. Voters who have questions or concerns can call the Secretary of the State, William Galvin, at 1-800-462-VOTE (8683).
UPDATE 10:44am from MA Secretary of State
Polling places around Barnstable have received or will soon be receiving printed paper ballots. Secretary Galvin is seeking a court order to extend polling hours in Barnstable to make sure everyone gets a chance to vote today.
The town clerk is printing emergency paper ballots for voters to use while work crews continue to work on the vault. Paper ballots will be identical to machine-readable ballots, but will need to be hand-counted at the end of the night.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office is exploring all options available to make sure everyone in Barnstable is able to vote today. This may include seeking an order to extend the closing of the polls in Barnstable, if necessary.
UPDATED: Town of Barnstable Election Ballot Vault Issues
At 4:15 AM this morning, the Clerk’s office of the Town of Barnstable tried to open the vault that houses the election ballots and were unable to. The Town of Barnstable precincts, while open, will not be available for voting until the issue has been resolved. We will continue working to address the issue and are awaiting word from the Secretary of State’s office as to how to proceed.