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In an update report presented to the Legislature’s Government Operations Committee today, County Administrator Joe Mareane reported that the County is very close to attaining its living wage goals for County contracts—reporting that more than 90% of all covered contract...

Tompkins County Youth Services Department announces the release of its 2014 OJ Guide to Teen Services and Activities.  The updated Guide lists services that are available in Tompkins County for teens, primarily ages 13–19.  The Guide contains activities and services that...

The Legislature formally adopted amendments to the County Administrator’s 2015 Tentative Budget and the Capital Program for the next five years, as recommended by the Expanded Budget Committee.  The vote was unanimous, with Legislator Martha Robertson excused.

The...

The Legislature scheduled a public hearing for its next meeting, November 6, on proposed repeal of the Local Law approved by the Legislature earlier this year to override the State tax cap as part of the 2015 budget.  The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Legislature...

The following statement is issued by the Tompkins County Health Department, Cayuga Medical Center, and Cornell University:

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the three confirmed cases in Texas are raising questions throughout the United States...

The Legislature authorized contracts for design services for two bridge projects—both projects included in the Highway Division’s five-year bridge plan and the County’s Capital Budget.

A $41,000 contract design services with LaBella Associates. of Rochester, NY,...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division – in partnership with the Village of Lansing – is pleased to announce the opening of a food scrap recycling drop spot at 2405 North Triphammer Road.

The new drop spot behind the Lansing village office will be open every...

The Tompkins County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission on Wednesday, October 22 will present its final scheduled dramatic reading of “The Language of War,” written by County Historian and Commission Co-Chair Carol Kammen.

The presentation will...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight, without dissent, recommended that the Legislature amend County Administrator Joe Mareane’s 2015 Tentative Budget and the Capital Program for the next five years. 

The amended budget, to be presented to...

The Legislature’s Planning, Energy, and Environmental Quality Committee focused on the issue of energy in much of its deliberations today.

The committee, without dissent, recommended that the Legislature formally oppose underground hydrocarbon storage adjacent to...

Six weeks after receiving a recommended 2015 County Budget from County Administrator Joe Mareane, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee have begun to recommend changes to the budget—all of tonight’s proposed amendments adding to the Administrator’s budget....

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a boy riding a bike in front of Gimme! Coffee on Cayuga Street in Ithaca.  The bite occurred Monday, October 13, at approximately 5:20 p.m.

The dog was of medium size with brown fur, and resembled a...

 If you have moved within the county in the last few months, you may need to go to a different poll site for the General Election on November 4th. You must vote based on your residence as of Election Day so that you are voting for your correct representatives. Call the...

The Legislature tonight held its annual Community Budget Forum, inviting residents to learn about and comment on the County’s tentative 2015 budget currently under review by the Legislature. 

About 15 people attended, and five of them spoke.  Three of the speakers...

The Legislature approved the funding commitment necessary to continue its partnership role in the Tompkins County Housing Fund for another six years.  The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislators Martha Robertson and Kathy Luz Herrera were excused) committed the...

The Legislature by unanimous vote scheduled Monday, November 10 as the date for the public hearing on the 2015 Tompkins County Budget and 2015-2019 Capital Program.  (Legislators Martha Robertson and Kathy Luz Herrera were excused.)  The hearing will take place at...

The Legislature, without dissent, approved payment of $100,000 in multi-year Tourism Capital Grants for 2014 (Legislators Martha Robertson and Kathy Luz Herrera were excused.)  The allocations are awarded to fiveorganizations—the Cayuga Nature Center, Museum of the Earth...

The Tompkins County Legislature will hold its annual Community Budget Forum on Wednesday, October 8, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  

This year’s forum will be held at the BorgWarner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green Street, Ithaca

County...

Friday, October 10, 2014 is the last day for a new voter to postmark a registration form to be eligible to vote in the November 4, 2014 General Election, this is also the last day to submit a party change for 2015.
 
Sample Ballots for the November 4 ...

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) continues to seek feedback in a series of public sessions to create its first‑ever Title VI Service Standards and Policy Plan – a big‑picture document that will guide TCAT in its service planning decisions in the future. ...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight ended the formal presentation phase of the 2015 County Budget process tonight, hearing from seven more County departments and agencies in the sixth night of their review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s...

The Community Coalition for Healthy Youth (CCHY) of Tompkins County (housed by Tompkins County Youth Services Department) and Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD housed by Schuyler County Public Health Department) have reached the end of a...

The Tompkins County Planning Department is inviting members of the public to review and comment on the draft County Comprehensive Plan.  The draft may be accessed at www.tompkinscountyny.gov/compplan, and a...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight heard from seven more County departments, as they held a fifth night of review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s recommended County budget for 2015.

Presenting tonight were the Mental Health and Youth...

The special committee of the County Legislature that is reviewing preliminary concept proposals to redevelop the site of the Old Tompkins County Library today began to consider elements that should be included in a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) that will be critical...

Tompkins County Youth Services Department announces the release of its 2014 OJ Guide to Teen Services and Activities.  The updated Guide lists services that are available in Tompkins County for teens, primarily ages 13–19.  The Guide contains activities and services that...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division – in partnership with the Village of Lansing – is pleased to announce the opening of a food scrap recycling drop spot at 2405 North Triphammer Road.

The new drop spot behind the Lansing village office will be open every...

The Community Coalition for Healthy Youth and the Alcohol & Drug Council are sponsoring a free event on Monday, Sept. 15, 1-4 PM at Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green St., Ithaca.  Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., will present an overview of research about marijuana as featured in his...

Providing companionship to an elderly person can be a wonderful volunteer opportunity for individuals in our community. 

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is seeking volunteers who can visit homebound seniors on a weekly basis for about an hour, for the...

 The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.

You will learn to reduce stress, improve self...

A free workshop titled "Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics" will be held Wednesday, July 16, Noon-1:30 p.m. at Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.    It is open to anyone concerned about a...

If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child, are over 21 and have room in your heart and home,please consider attending an informational meeting to learn what the next step is to becoming a certified foster, adoptive or respite parent.   At this...

The message below from the Ithaca Board of REALTORS® is posted here as a public service.

 

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A free workshop on "Project Lifesaver" will be offered by Deputy Sheriff Dawn Caulkins on Thursday, June 5, 6:30 -8:-00 p.m. at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.  

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is...

The county’s next Safe Medication Disposal event will be held this Saturday, April 26.

The collection event gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of expired or no longer needed household medications.  It is being held in conjunction with the U.S. Drug...

The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council and the Tompkins County Council of Governments will sponsor a free public forum Wednesday, April 23, entitled “100% Renewable Energy:  We’re Moving Forward!”  The forum will take place at the Ithaca Unitarian...

The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council is pleased to host a program on Onondaga County’s award winning green infrastructure program Save the Rain.

The event, featuring Madison Quinn, program coordinator for Save the Rain, will take...

At a Town Hall Meeting in Ithaca April 8, those including college-bound students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn from college representatives how Wellness, Relationships, Activities, and Parent resources can boost students...

Family caregivers of older adults wishing to participate in the Spring series of classes titled “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” should register soon with the Tompkins County Office for the Aging.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free, six-week educational...

America’s Youth now stand last in line for jobs.  The 2012 State of Tompkins County Youth Report conducted by the Tompkins County Youth Services Department cited a lack of youth employment opportunity as a high priority need here in Tompkins County.   

In...

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is being offered in February by the Tompkins County Health Department and the Human Services Coalition. Both organizations are participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led National Diabetes Prevention...

Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964, smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half. Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of...

Are you wondering about services for older adults?  From questions about Medicare, to concerns about an older relative, the staff at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging can help you.The Tompkins County Office for the Aging offers information on a wide variety of...

In honor of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights will sponsor its 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Art & Poetry Competition.

The theme of this year's competition is:

“...

With winter weather coming upon us, the Tompkins County Office for the Aging is updating its listing of snow shovelers.  Deep snow and icy sidewalks are dangerous for everyone but especially for senior citizens.  Many seniors are not able to remove the snow from their...

 A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for Caregivers” will be presented by Joy Blumkin on Thursday, December 5, 6:30 PM -8 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. 

Ms. Blumkin, a local attorney,...

Can a city block quit smoking for a day? That's the challenge New Roots Charter School students are presenting to their peers and other Cayuga Street pedestrians on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Nationally, that day is the Great American Smokeout. Locally, it’s the Cayuga...

The Tompkins County Legislature is currently seeking new members to serve on its Human Rights Commission ("Commission"). 

As provided for in the County Charter, the role of the Commission is to foster mutual understanding and respect among all persons in Tompkins...

On Monday, November 11th, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, the Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division (TCSWMD) office will be closed. The office will re-open on Tuesday, November 12th at 8:00am.

On Monday, November 11...

At the next Aging Services Network Meeting, Sue Olmstead, Chronic Disease Program Coordinator with the Health Planning Council of Tompkins County, will discuss local resources for Diabetes and other Chronic Health Conditions.  Susan Dunlop, Community Health Nurse in the...

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The Forest Home Drive Bridge, Town of Ithaca, will be closed to all through traffic on Monday, 7AM-4PM, for rail installation and other work. Contact the HIghway Division, 274-0300, with questions and concerns.

The Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council seeks your input on the 2035 Long-Range Transportation Plan.To learn more about the Plan and how to comment, click HERE.

Injury from falling is a major risk for older adults and people with disabilities.  Click HERE to review information on how to prevent falls from the Office for the Aging.

Preliminary proposals for redevelopment of the Old Library site are posted.  To review them, click HERE.

The Health Department is providing flu vaccinations for adults Tuesdays and Fridays at its building, 55 Brown Road, across from the Airport.  Call 274-6616 to schedule your appointment.  More information HERE.

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