Saturday, April 13, 2013
In March the median individual property sale value was up 8.9 percent from 2012.
The Barnstable County Register of Deeds provided the following. Barnstable County Register of Deeds, John F. Meade, reports that the volume of real estate sales in March 2013 was down 2.6% from March 2012 volume and the total value of sales was down 4.1% from the previous year. The median individual property sale value was up 8.9% from the previous year. There was a 8.6% decrease in the volume of mortgage activity from March 2012 levels. Year to Date: Volume of Sales is down 9%; Total Value of Sales is down 3.3%; Individual Sales Value is up 8.5%; Mortgage Volume is up 5.3%. Register Meade reports that there were 455 deeds recorded at the Barnstable Registry of Deeds in March 2013 with stated sales values above $50,000.00 representing a …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The National Weather Service issued Winter Storm and High Wind warnings for Barnstable County.
The Winter Storm warning that went into effect Saturday afternoon will remain in effect until Sunday at 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Heavy snowfall is expected through the Sunday afternoon. High winds could complicate things. A High Wind warning goes into effect at 5 a.m. and remains in effect until 10 p.m. Winds could gust up to 55 mph. Some Cape Codders have already lost power.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
One to two feet of snow is expected, beginning Friday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties effective from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, a Blizzard Watch and Coastal Flood Watch will also be in effect Friday evening into Saturday afternoon. Hurricane force winds are possible for the Cape and Islands during the storm. 35 to 45 mph north winds are expected with gusts up to 70 mph along the southcoast. Light snow is expected to begin by Friday morning and increase in intensity throughout the day with the heaviest snowfall occurring Friday night into Saturday morning. Residents should be aware that travel will be dangerous and may become nearly impossible due to blowing and …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting high winds for the region. A high wind warning for Barnstable County goes into effect tonight at 9 p.m.
falmlouth The high wind warning will remain in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. There is a chance of showers tonight with thunderstorms possible after 4 a.m. You should expect some areas of fog as well. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, with a low around 51. It will be windy with a southwest wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. The chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A positive sign for the Cape’s job market, the County’s unemployment rate fell again in September.
The State released the latest unemployment figures Tuesday. The unemployment rate for Barnstable County was 5.8%, a full percentage lower than September of 2011. "This continues the long term trend of our having a lower unemployment rate than the same month in the previous year, which has been the case for nearly two years,” said David Augustinho, Executive Director for the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board. Compared to the rest of the State Barnstable County also faired well. The State’s unemployment rate was 6.4% in September, down from 7.2% the same month last year.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Real estate recovery, or continued malaise?
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts increased by 27 percent in July 2012 over the same month 2011, according to a report by The Warren Group, which monitors the real estate and financial industries. The rise was mirrored in Falmouth and across the Cape, with sales of both single-family homes and condos rising significantly. In Barnstable County, 347 single-family homes were sold in July 2012, a 41.6 percent increase over July 2011's 245. Barnstable condo sales increased even more: from 55 to 106, making for a 92.7 percent jump. Falmouth experienced commensurate gains, with 47 single-family homes selling in July 2012, up 56.7 percent from 30 in July 2011. Condo sales grew by 50%, albeit with a small sample size, from four in 2011 …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Barnstable County joins 48 municipalities in Massachusetts to participate in Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Program.
Local and state officials have granted an expansion of the Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Program to help reduce obesity and, encourage healthy eating and active living, according to a Health Commissioner press release. Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach and Barnstable County Commissioners Vice-Chair Sheila Lyons gathered on Friday at the Barnstable County Complex to celebrate the expansion of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Program. Through unique partnerships and cross-department collaboration, Barnstable County communities will work to develop and implement prevention based policies, systems and strategies to …
Friday, January 6, 2012
In light of a Cape man's rabies infection caused by a bat bite, the Barnstable Public Health Department has released a statement with action steps to prevent rabies.
Friday, January 6, 2012
The following article contains information from the Barnstable Public Health Department about contracting rabies, how to prevent animals from getting into your home, and who to call should you encounter a suspicious animal. Rabies is a fatal disease that is spread when an animal with rabies bites or comes in very close contact with another animal or person. The rabies virus is carried in the saliva of infected animals. Rarely, infected animals can also spread rabies if their saliva gets into a scratch or other wound or the eyes, nose or mouth of another person or animal. If a person knows that he or she has been exposed to rabies, disease can be prevented in people by administering a vaccine and antibodies promptly. There have not been …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Despite a Cape-wide program to help prevent rabies, a 60-year-old man has contracted the disease.
A Cape man is infected with rabies and in critical condition, state officials said today in a Boston Globe report. The Boston Herald reported the 60-year-old man will most likely die from the infection, which has a mortality rate close to 100 percent. According to the Herald article, the man is believed to be bitten by a bat in his home. However, officials have not drawn any conclusions about how the man was infected. Rabies on Cape Cod has been an issue resulting in a county wide program that works with the Cape Cod Rabies Task Force. The task force, which works with all 15 towns on Cape, has reported positive cases for the raccoon strain of rabies, according to the county website. Prior to funding cuts, the county also implemented an …