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The Draft Report of the Tompkins County Energy and Economic Development Task Force is now available for public review and comment.

The Task Force is comprised of local business leaders, government officials, and environmental advocates brought together by Tompkins...

The Tompkins County Board of Elections has certified the results for the April 19th Presidential Primary.

The turnout for this primary election set a record for Tompkins County and it was far better than any other county in the state. A total of 21,301 people...

Below is the CORRECTED schedule for upcoming FREE Tompkins County Health Department Rabies Vaccination Clinics for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets. All clinics are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

T-Dryden - Tompkins Co. SPCA - Wednesday, May 11
1640 Hanshaw Rd.

T...

In two resolutions approved tonight, the Tompkins County Legislature approved a 2017 tax levy goal and spending targets for 2017. The tax levy resolution directed County Administrator Joe Mareane to prepare a recommended operating and capital budget that can be supported...

The Legislature, by a vote of 10-3 (Legislators Mike Sigler, Glenn Morey, and Dave McKenna voted no; Legislator Peter Stein was excused) authorized an intermunicipal agreement with the City of Ithaca to provide financial assistance for the City of Ithaca’ s Gorge Ranger...

The Legislature, without dissent, passed two resolutions related to District Attorney’s salaries. (Legislator Peter Stein was excused.) The Legislature called upon New York State to fully reimburse counties for District Attorney salary increases set by the State. State...

Eileen Savino, Outreach Worker at the Office for the Aging, has been honored by Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services/Better Housing for Tompkins County as this year’s recipient of the Lucy Brown Award for Leadership in the Community.

 Savino was honored...

The Community Housing Development Fund (formerly known as the Housing Fund) – 2016 Open Funding Round: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is now open
The Community Housing Development Fund, formerly referred to as the Housing Fund, is a joint...

The Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal has announced that the Slaterville Fire Station will again host a collection event for unwanted medications on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputies will be on-site to take custody of...

Rabies is a fatal neurologic disease that may be transmitted to humans from infected raccoons, bats, skunks, foxes, dogs, cats, and other mammals. Animal bites are the most common method of transmission, but contact with brain, spinal tissues, or cerebrospinal fluids can...

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities.

Vaccines are among the...

Following up a presentation at its last meeting, the Legislature, by unanimous vote, formally accepted the report entitled Tompkins County Energy Roadmap: Evaluating Our Energy Resources.

The Roadmap was developed to help guide activities around energy-...

The Municipal Courts Task Force, which over the past year has been engaged in a careful and intensive examination of the town and village justice system in Tompkins County, is beginning to move toward recommending structural and operational changes that could be made to...

The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) and the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) have been investigating lead in the drinking water in the Caroline and Enfield Elementary Schools. Elevated levels of lead were detected in the drinking water at both schools in...

Meeting for the first time in nine months, the Tompkins County Legislature’s Old Library Committee today received a project update regarding redevelopment of the site of the Old Tompkins County Library from preferred developer Travis Hyde Properties.

The hour-long...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 is the last day for a voter to postmark an application for an Absentee Ballot to vote in the April 19, 2016 Presidential Primary Election.

Monday, April 18, 2016 is the last day for a voter to apply in person for an Absentee Ballot to vote...

On April 7, 1817, by act of the New York State Legislature, the counties of Seneca and Cayuga were divided, and Tompkins County was formed.

April 7, 2017, will mark Tompkins County’s 200th anniversary, and exactly one year in advance of that date, the Tompkins...

Concerned about what's in - or out of - the new State Budget?

Come today - Thursday - 1:45 to Ithaca City Hall - for an in-person presentation and a chance to ask questions.

Retired Army Colonel Eric J. Hesse, Director of the NYS Division of Veterans'...

To date local governments have worked with farm families in permanently protecting nearly 2,400 acres in Tompkins farmland through use of Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) programs. This protected farmland honors the legacy of those who have worked that land in past...

Through the approval of nine bond resolutions, the Tompkins County Legislature authorized nearly $8.5 million in financing for 2016 capital projects included in the County’s 2016-2020 capital program, approved as part of the 2016 county budget process.

Approved...

Planning Commissioner Ed Marx and Deputy Commissioner Katie Borgella presented Legislators with the assessment and findings of the “Tompkins County Energy Roadmap: Evaluating Our Energy Resources.” The study was one of ten local measures identified in the County’s 2020...

The Legislature, without dissent, authorized Tompkins County to join as a founding member of the Ithaca 2030 District. The Ithaca 2030 District joins 12 other such districts around the country, which carry forth the principles of “Architecture 2030”, whose mission is to...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, authorized the County to execute documents issuing conceptual Design Approval and Right-of-Way plan approvals for the federally aided reconstruction of Coddington Road at its intersections with Burns Road and East King Road in the Town...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote on the recommendation of the Tompkins County Bicentennial Commission, passed a resolution officially declaring the year 2017 to be the Tompkins County Bicentennial Year. Tompkins County was founded on April 7, 1817, and the resolution...

Changes to Tompkins County’s highly-successful food scraps recycling program are set to take effect this Friday, April 1st.

The only materials accepted in the program will be food items, paper napkins and towels, and compostable bin liners.

All...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging maintains a list of individuals who would be willing to do yard work for senior citizens in the spring and summer months. The office is currently updating its list and is in need of more workers.

If you might be interested...

A free workshop titled "Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics" will be held Friday, May 6, Noon- 1:30 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. It is open to anyone concerned about a relative...

Are you interested in enhancing the lives of older adults and persons with disabilities living in long term care facilities? Do you possess excellent communication skills, assessment and problem solving abilities? The Tompkins County Office for the Aging has a rewarding...

Most municipalities in Tompkins County have programs for recycling Christmas trees. Contact your city, town, or village for more information, or check the list that can be found on the Solid Waste Division website, www....

Do you know of an individual (age 60 +) who has done something special for the community?

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is now accepting nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to our community through civic engagement and...

The next Aging Services Network Meeting will be Friday, December 11th from 12-1 at the NY Connects/Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 West Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca.

Assistant Attorney General, Mike Danaher, will be presenting Smart Seniors...

A free workshop titled "Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior" will be held Thursday, November 19, 2:00– 3:00 pm at Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. It is open to anyone concerned about a...

A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for Caregivers” will be presented by Joy Blumkin, Esq. on Thursday, October 15, 6:30 PM -8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.

Ms. Blumkin, a local...

A Safe Medication Disposal event in Tompkins County will be held in Slaterville on Saturday, September 26, in conjuction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take Back.  The collection event gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of...

The Fall issue of the quarterly newsletter, IN SUPPORT OF CAREGIVERS, is now available at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging. The newsletter can also be read online at http://tompkinscountyny.gov/cofa/...

Register Early!

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...

The new 2015-2016 Curbside Recycling Guidelines will be hitting your mailbox in the days ahead! The brochure is produced by the Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division, and sent to all households in the County. It covers the 12-month period from July 2015 through...

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights is commemorating Fair Housing Month with workshops geared toward tenants and landlords.

There will be a fair housing workshop for landlords on...

A free workshop titled "Creative Self-care for Caregivers" will be presented by Emily Millen, LCAT, to family caregivers of older adults on Thursday, March 5,  6:30 PM- 8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street,...

A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for LGBT Caregivers” will be presented on Thursday, February 5 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State Street, Ithaca.

Mariette Geldenhuys, a local attorney,...

Do you know of an older adult who has done something special for the community?

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year Award and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen Award.

The...

This information is provided by Solar Tompkins.  Tompkins County government partnered with Solar Tompkins on this successful program.

Solar Tompkins is meeting its ambitious goal of doubling the total deployment of residential solar power in a single year...

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights (OHR) is launching a new poster contest that invites Tompkins County artists of all ages to apply their creative efforts to the question, “What Would MLK Say Today?” The submission deadline is 12 noon on Monday, January...

“Hey… R you gonna recycle that?”

November 15th is America Recycles Day (ARD), the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling and waste reduction in the U.S.  Residents in Tompkins County are recycling more than ever...

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...

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A free workshop will be held at the Office for the Aging May 6. Noon-1:30 p.m.  For more details, click HERE.

Flu illness is now widespread.  Are you vaccinated? Flu vaccine is available at the Health Department by appointment. Call 274-6616.

Click HERE for information from the Tompkins County Health Department on tick disease prevention & to watch the NYSDOH video on how to remove a tick.

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.

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