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The Tompkins County Health Department reports that a red fox located on North Sunset Drive, on April 19, 2019, in the Village of Cayuga Heights was determined to be rabid by the New York State Rabies Laboratory on April 22, 2019.

Anyone who has questions or thinks...

Phone service has been restored at the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management. The Department is once again able to receive calls at (607) 273-6632.

We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may have caused.
 

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The Tompkins County Legislature has approved purchase of property located a block away from the County’s Courthouse Complex, as the potential site of a new County office building and associated parking.  The Legislature, by a vote of 12-2 (Legislators Leslyn McBean-...

The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) announces its FREE Spring Rabies clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets. The clinics will be held from 7 PM-9 PM on the following dates and at these locations:

Lansing...

The way you garden and manage landscapes can contribute to a healthier environment for everyone.

The Climate Wise Earthkeeping Garden Fair will be held on Saturday April 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Ithaca’s Boynton Middle School, showcasing practical ways gardeners...

After reviewing the matter in special joint session, two Tompkins County committees today recommended that the County exercise its purchase option and acquire properties located in the 400 Block of North Tioga Street, for a purchase price of $1.8 million. 

For the...

The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium Board of Directors has appointed Elin Dowd as its first full-time Executive Director.  Ms. Dowd will join the management team of the Consortium as its Chief Executive Officer as of April 15th.

Elin...

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office has been pro-actively increasing programs and public engagement initiatives in an effort to increase trust, understanding, and communication between the community and the law enforcement professionals who protect them. This initiative...

The Tompkins County Tourism Program, upon the recommendation of the Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB), awarded over $220,000 in grants to 40 organizations following approval from the County Legislature. Grants were awarded in three categories:

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The Legislature received a full report on the County’s examination of properties located on the 400 block of North Tioga Street in Ithaca, as county government looks at whether the adjoining parcels, located at 408, and 412-414 North Tioga, might be acquired to enable...

Following a public hearing, the Legislature by unanimous vote (Legislator Rich John was excused) adopted a new Local Law that authorizes the use of the “best value awards process” as authorized by New York State General Municipal Law.  The Local Law provides additional...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislators Rich John and Leslyn McBean-Clairborne were excused), requested that the Governor and State Legislature enact legislation to amend New York State County Law to extend Tompkins County’s authorization to increase the E-911...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Rich John was excused) authorized acceptance of $93,750 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Federal funds, administered by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, and $160,000 in funding from...

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person on the Ithaca College campus at Boothroyd Hall, near Coddington Rd. The bite occurred on Monday, April 1, 2019, around 3:00 PM. 

The dog is described as a long-haired Husky-type dog, mostly...

The Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability is pleased to continue the conversation around housing in our community with this public event. The Incremental Development Alliance’s Bernice Radle will share her experience in real estate development, dig...

The Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) announces that a draft program of projects for the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is available for public review and comment.  A Public Meeting will be...

The Legislature’s Facilities and Infrastructure Committee today received an update, with additional detail, regarding the County’s ongoing study examining properties in the 400 block of North Tioga Street in Ithaca, looking toward whether the properties might be acquired...

The Legislature, by a vote of 12-1 (Legislator Shawna Black voted no; Legislator Deborah Dawson was excused), authorized a loan of up to $500,000 to the History Center, to enable completion of interior renovations to the Tompkins Center for History and Culture, pending...

The Legislature, without dissent (Legislator Deborah Dawson was excused), appropriated $15,000 from the Capital Reserve Fund for Natural, Scenic, and Recreation Resource Protection to provide partial support for the Owego Headwaters Protection Project, undertaken by the...

This information provided by the Tompkins County Environmental Management Council.

THE GREEN NEW DEAL: Pathway to Ecological Sustainability?
     Distributing Our Resources More Equitably While Preserving...

Streeter Associates, of Elmira, NY, has been awarded the construction contract for the second phase of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport terminal expansion project.  Tompkins County Legislators, by unanimous vote, awarded Streeter the contract for its submitted bid of...

The Legislature, by a vote of 10-3 (Legislators Mike Sigler, Dave McKenna, and Glenn Morey voted no; Legislator Deborah Dawson was excused) urged New York State to pass the Drivers License Access and Privacy Act, to allow the issuance of driver’s licenses to New York...

The Tompkins County Legislature is urging Governor Cuomo and State Legislators to double down on the State’s current water infrastructure funding, through a resolution approved without dissent tonight. 

Created in 2015, the state’s Water Infrastructure...

Renewing an issue first advanced early last year, the Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Deborah Dawson was excused), urged the State Legislature to amend Section 224 of New York State County Law to permit Tompkins County to appropriate County funds towards the...

The Legislature, with one dissent, awarded 2019 Arts and Culture Organization Development Grants to ten local organizations, in the second year of two-year funding approved last spring  as part of the Tompkins County Tourism Program, funded through County hotel room...

As Tompkins County this Veterans Day commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the County’s new Historical Commission will present a reading of historical documents from 1918, focusing on what Tompkins County residents experienced during what was then...

Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman is credited with saving over 8 million lives a year, yet no one knows his name. The Tompkins County Immunization Coalition together with...

A free workshop titled The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease will be held Monday...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a chronic illness. The...

The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County Sponsors Forum March 10

On March 10, The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County will sponsor a free forum entitled Understanding “Ban the Box”: Creating a Fair Chance.

The two-hour...

Help Paying for In-Home Care

The Office for the Aging has funding to provide in-home care for older adults (age 60+) who require assistance with activities of daily living. Families or individuals who are struggling with either providing...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a...

The Tompkins County Board of Elections has had several inquiries regarding the sudden turn of events regarding the position of Tompkins County District Attorney. We are writing this to clarify what has happened and what the procedure will be going forward.

On July...

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupon booklets worth $20.00 are free to income-eligible households (one booklet per household) age 60 or older, on a first come first served basis, while the supply lasts. The coupons are for the purchase of fresh fruits and...

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...

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Health Department Rabies Clinics coming up in May. Details HERE.

NYS Citizen Preparedness Corps training event at Groton HS April 25th, Registration required. More information HERE (pdf)

Tompkins County seeks qualified candidates for this critical position in county government. Applications accepted through May 17. For more information, 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.

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