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Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupon booklets worth $20.00 are free to income-eligible households (one booklet per household) age 60 or older from the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, on a first come first served basis,...

The Tompkins County Legislature again tonight failed to reach a decision on selecting a preferred developer for the County’s Old Library property.  After failing to muster the necessary eight votes for any development proposal at the Legislature’s June 16 meeting, then...

County Administrator Joe Mareane delivered a sobering mid-year report on budget projection to the Legislature, reporting that, with receipt of second-quarter sales tax numbers from the State, mid-year sales tax collections are nearly 3% below last year’s level, a...

The Legislature recognized five Trumansburg High School seniors as Tompkins County Distinguished Youth.  Michelle Peterson, Jacob Cozzarin, Merin Ketchum, Luke Parker-Zielinshi, and Julia Tantillo, have been involved with the school’s SADD (Students Against Destructive...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-2 (Legislators Will Burbank and Dooley Kiefer voted no; Legislator Glenn Morey was excused) awarded a $10,000 tourism capital grant, funded through Room Occupancy Tax, toward the Lake Street Public Park enhancement project in the City of...

Finance Director Rick Snyder reported to the County Legislature on the results of the County’s recent sale of bonds and Bond Anticipation Notes (BANs) on July 10. 

The County sold $1.35 million in one-year BANs (to TD Securities (USA) LLC) at a net interest rate...

The Legislature authorized a supplemental construction funding agreement with the New York State Department of Transportation for the covered bridge preservation project in the Town of Newfield.  The agreement makes available $334,000 in the Bridge Contracts account as...

The Legislature’s Public Safety Committee continued its discussion of body cameras, reviewing the draft Sheriff’s Office General Order that would govern use and operation of the cameras, including measures required to secure and safeguard digital evidence captured by the...

 The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights (OHR) is rolling out its county-wide 28th Annual Arts Competition for K-12 youth in September 2015.  The program, formerly known as the MLK Art and Poetry Competition, has been OHR’s cornerstone youth-based offering for nearly...

The Tompkins County Highway Division alerts the public to two upcoming road closures in the Town of Caroline beginning Monday, July 20th.

Brooktondale Road will be closed between Banks Road and Middaugh Road (access from Banks Road will...

Tompkins County once again has been recognized as one of the nation’s top digital counties by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties (NACo).  The award identifies best technology practices among counties nationwide, recognizing leading...

The Legislature’s Old Library Committee today reviewed further the matter of designating a preferred developer for the County’s Old Library property, but members deadlocked and failed to forward any recommended action to the full Legislature.

At the Legislature’s...

The Tompkins County Legislature, by unanimous vote, adopted the 2015-2016 operating budget for Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3).  (Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera was excused.)

The $39.36 million budget includes a total sponsoring community contribution of...

The Legislature approved a Local Law that permits the Legislature to override the 2016 tax levy limit, if it opts to do so as a result of the 2016 budget process.  Passage of such a law, which has been done every year since the Property Tax Cap went into effect, would...

The Legislature heard more public comment on the Old Library project, which returns to the Old Library Committee for review July 10, after neither proposal drew the necessary eight votes at the Legislature’s June 16 meeting.  Sixteen people addressed legislators,...

The Old Library Committee will meet Friday, July 10 at 9:00 a.m. to review legislation authorizing the sale of the Old Library building.  The meeting will be held at County Legislature Chambers, located at the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building (second...

The Legislature authorized an agreement with Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services for sale of a property located on Cook Street in the Village of Freeville, adjacent to the Lehigh Crossing senior housing apartment development, which was withheld from the 2014 foreclosure...

Eighty-six percent of Tompkins County youth report that they feel safe in their neighborhoods and schools.  83% say they could ask one of their parents for help with a personal problem.   And 80% have notused alcohol or marijuana in the past 30 days.

These...

Tompkins County residents are advised that Sheriff Ken Lansing has issued another high water advisory for Cayuga Lake due to the recent flooding in the county.

The high water advisory includes a "no wake zone" within 500 feet of shore when traveling on the lake....

The Tompkins County SOLID WASTE DIVISION OFFICE will be closed Friday, July 3rdin observance of the Independence Day holiday.

The RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE CENTER will be open on Friday, July 3rdfrom 7:00am...

As part of its ongoing commitment to community health and safety, Tompkins County government has launched its new Public Access Defibrillator program, installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all County facilities, and training more than 100 County staff to...

This year, New York State required local governments and schools to present a plan to show how they will save over 1% of their tax levies through mergers, consolidations, shared services, and efficiencies that have been initiated since 2012.  Governments within Tompkins...

The Tompkins County Legislature has failed to yet reach a decision on selecting the preferred developer for the County’s Old Library site.  Considering the Old Library Committee’s recommendation to award the Travis Hyde Properties team preferred developer status, after a...

Don Barber, executive director of the Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium, provided an update report to the Legislature on the Consortium, which began to operate in 2011 as the first Article 47 municipal health insurance consortium in New York...

Officials report that nearly all roads in southern Tompkins County have reopened following yesterday’s flash flooding that hit hard in the Towns of Newfield and Danby.  Motorists, however, are still advised to drive carefully because of road damage—in places there are...

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...

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...

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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.

Due to storm damage, the County Highway Division has closed the Carter Creek Road Bridge in the Town of Newfield until further notice.  The bridge is closed to all through traffic. Contact the Highway Division, at (607) 274-0300, with questions or concerns.

Due to road construction, ecycling collection on Ellis Hollow Road, town of Dryden, will take place 5:00:-6:00 AM, beginning Thursday, June 4. Place recyclables at the curb Wednesday nights until further notice.

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.

Proposals received by the County for redevelopment of the Old Library site are now posted. Click HERE to see them.

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