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A heat advisory is in effect for our area today with temperatures ranging from 95-100 degrees. These extreme temperatures can be dangerous to health.

“Heat stroke and other heat – related illnesses can cause serious health problems,” cautions Frank Kruppa, Public...

Information provided by Tompkins County Area Development,
which provides administrative support to the TCIDA

 

The New York State Authorities Budget Office (ABO) has...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies suicide as a leading cause of death in this country, with suicide rates rising in nearly every state—nearly 45,000 lives lost to suicide in 2016, and more than half of people who die by suicide without a known...

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management recently installed its eighth public space recycling station at the Wood Street skate park in Ithaca.

The specially-designed bin features receptacles for both trash and single-stream...

Changes forthcoming in items accepted for recycling
 

The new 2018-2019 Tompkins County Curbside Recycling Guidelines brochure is now available.

The brochure is...

UPDATED  The Tompkins County Gun Buyback Event is Saturday, June 9th, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. It will be held at the Airport Fire and Rescue building, 72 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY.

On April 17th, The...

The County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee today viewed first-step preliminary concept drawings of how interior space might be repurposed in a renovated County Public Safety Building.  The preliminary drawings, prepared by LaBella Associates, showed one way in...

At its upcoming meeting on Monday, June 11, the Health and Human Services Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature will focus on suicide prevention initiatives in this community, and progress made toward implementing a “Zero Suicide Model” here in Tompkins County....

The Tompkins County Health Department reports that a bat, a woodchuck, and two foxes captured in Tompkins County were determined to be rabid by the New York State Rabies Laboratory in the month of May.

Rabies is normally transmitted by the bite of a wild or...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, accepted the $14.2 million Upstate Airport Development Grant recently awarded by New York State and committed to assuming full responsibility for all additional project costs.  The project will expand the terminal by approximately one-...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, appropriated $25,000 in Contingent funding to provide start-up funding for a part-time Child Care Planner/Developer position at the Child Development Council.  The position will coordinate a Group Family Child Care Network, which will...

By unanimous vote, the Legislature urged Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to amend State Insurance Law to allow public libraries, urban renewal agencies, and certain other quasi-governmental organizations to join a municipal cooperative health benefit...

The Legislature, without dissent, urged passage of proposed State home rule legislation, introduced by Senator Tom O’Mara, to amend the section of New York State County Law to permit Tompkins County use local funds and contract with other entities to develop, maintain...

The Legislature appropriated funds from the County’s Natural Infrastructure Capital Project to support two drainage-related projects in the Town of Ithaca—$3,000 for the Dubois Road Ditch Stormwater Improvement Project and $7,000 to support the Public Works Facility...

The Tompkins County Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot at the Dryden Town Highway Department will be open this Saturday, but operations will be impacted by the Dryden Dairy Day Parade.

Since the Highway Department parking lot is used as a staging area for...

The Legislature’s special Transportation Committee today endorsed the Legislature’s acceptance of the $14.2 million Upstate Airport Development Grant recently awarded by New York State.  The measure, recommended without dissent by the committee, would accept the award...

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is pleased to announce the East Hill Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot will be open during the weekly Ithaca Farmers Market at 380 Pine Tree Road.

The mobile drop spot trailer will be at the...

Winning Designers to be Honored 6:00 PM Friday June 8, 2018 at CSMA

In 2017, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and the City of Ithaca together with the Tompkins County Tourism Program and...

The Community Housing Development Fund – 2018 Open Funding Round: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is now available
The Community Housing Development Fund is a joint effort of Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca and Cornell University. The...

The Legislature’s special Housing Committee today received a status report on residential development in Tompkins County, and where things stand since the County’s Housing Strategy was adopted by the Legislature nearly a year ago. 

Presenting mapping and data...

In two resolutions approved tonight, the Tompkins County Legislature approved a 2019 tax levy goal and spending targets for 2019.  The tax levy resolution directs County Administrator Jason Molino to prepare a recommended operating and capital budget that can be...

Following up authorization last month for Tompkins County to participate in a multi-county “Raise the Age” Compliance Coalition, Legislators, without dissent, authorized the County to enter into an agreement with Treahy Consultation Services (TCS) for a collaborative...

The Legislature, in two separate unanimous votes, established the annual salaries for the upcoming term for the positions of Sheriff and County Clerk.  (Legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne was excused.)  The resolutions note the current 2018 salaries of $97,362.06 for...

The Tompkins County Health Department reports that a fox located on Kendall Ave., in the Town of Ithaca, was determined to be rabid by the New York State Rabies Laboratory on May 15, 2018.

An initial attack that occurred on Ithaca College campus was reported to...

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...

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...

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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.

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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