Mashpee Cares to host community forum on May 29

Mashpee Police Chief Rodney Collins to speak

Mashpee Cares will host a community forum on Thursday, May 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mashpee Public Library at 64 Steeple Street. Mashpee Cares is a coalition comprised of residents, health professionals, public safety officials, town representatives and teachers dedicated to building a healthier, safer Mashpee.

Mashpee Police Chief Rodney Collins will attend the forum on Thursday and speak about substance abuse and how it relates to crime. Chief Collins will also discuss his department's current substance abuse related initiatives.

To support and strengthen the community, Mashpee Cares raises awareness about community resources, works to reduce problems that weaken a community including substance abuse and crime and promotes better mental and physical wellbeing.

To learn more about Mashpee Cares or to join or volunteer, visit the website here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on