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The Legislature, by unanimous vote, appropriated $25,000 from the County’s Contingent Fund to provide additional support for the Community Outreach Worker Program.  The program, operated through Family and Children’s Service of Ithaca and jointly funded by the County,...

The Legislature, without dissent, authorized acceptance of a $1.5 million grant from the New York State Department of Transportation to help finance relocation of the Fuel Farm at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport.  The grant, awarded under NYSDOT’s AIR99 program, will...

After a public hearing, the Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved the addition of 525 Acres of land, owned by Dale Mattoon and located at 317 Auburn Road in Lansing, to Tompkins County Agricultural District 1, as recommended by the Tompkins County Agriculture and...

Acting on a measure advanced by Legislator Shawna Black, the Legislature went on record in support of the proposed Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Isolated Confinement (HALT) Act, now before the New York State Senate and Assembly.  The vote was 12-0, with Legislator Dan...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, authorized a lease-sublease agreement with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County to finance a $350,000 capital improvement at Extension’s facility at 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca.  The arrangement has been used in the past to...

Before the Tompkins County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee yesterday, Paige Graham, of Groton, was presented the first-ever Tompkins County Champion Award by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.  This award was created to honor an individual who displays...

Friday, May 31, 2019 is the last day for a new voter to postmark a registration form to be eligible to vote in the Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Primary Election.

Sample Ballots for the June 25th Primary Election are available and may be viewed at...

The Tompkins County Health Department is in the second year of a grant program that reimburses property owners along the shore or near to Cayuga Lake for the replacement of failing or other inadequate sewage systems.   

The Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017...

Tompkins County Public Library welcomes the 2019 Tompkins County Poet Laureate, Melissa Tuckey, for a poetry workshop  on Tuesday, June 11, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, in the Library’s Tompkins Trust Company Study Room.

This Food Justice Poetry Writing...

Tompkins County is excited to host members of the New York Giants football team this afternoon for a tour of the Tompkins County Jail and a discussion about the alternatives to incarceration programs the County is using to reduce its jail population. 

“We...

Representative Tom Reed provided unwavering advocacy for the nearly $10M FAA grant just awarded Ithaca Tompkins Airport for Phase 2 of the Airport's revitatlization project.  Below is Rep. Reed's announcement, issued late yesterday, May 9th, which is republished here...

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person in the Fall Creek neighborhood, near the intersection of North Aurora St. and Cascadilla Ave. The bite occurred on the evening of Tuesday, May 7th.

The dog is described as a large, mixed...

 Award of this grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, to provide critical support for Phase 2 of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Terminal project was announced today.  Below is text of a news release from Senator Chuck Schumer, republished here....

In two resolutions approved tonight, the Tompkins County Legislature approved a 2020 tax levy goal and spending targets for 2020.  The tax levy resolution directs County Administrator Jason Molino to prepare a recommended operating and capital budget that can be...

The Legislature, without dissent (Legislator Shawna Black was excused), authorized two Supplemental Agreements with C&S Companies, of Syracuse, related to the Airport expansion project , both funded as part of the NYS DOT Upstate Airport Initiative grant:  a total of...

Legislature Chair Martha Robertson announced the appointment of two new Special Committees of the Legislature for 2019.

Legislator Michael Lane will chair the Legislature’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census, which will lead the County’s community-wide...

The Legislature went on record in support of proposed New York State legislation, now before the Senate and Assembly, which would prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits by retail pet shops, and authorizing space for adoption. The vote was unanimous, with Legislator...

National Infant Immunization Week is a reminder that children need vaccines right from the start. Immunization gives parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before they turn 2 years old.

To recognize...

 United Airlines will launch its third daily flight between Washington Dulles (IAD) and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) on Monday, April 29, further strengthening its domestic route network by offering more ways for customers to connect between Washington D.C. and...

Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino has convened the County’s 2020 Shared Services Panel, the first step in the process to create Tompkins County’s 2020 Shared Services Plan, as required by New York State.  The Panel met for the first time April 25th.

In...

The Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) is updating its Long-Range Transportation Plan for Tompkins County. The plan covers the 20-year period through 2040. The purpose and primary objective of the transportation plan is to develop a common vision for...

The Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal will again host a collection event for unwanted medications this Saturday, April  27th.  The collection event will take place, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at multiple locations:

  • The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, 779...

Legalizing recreational marijuana is being widely debated in the halls of government throughout New York State. With our neighboring states Vermont and Massachusetts having already made the leap to legal retail sales, could our state be next?

Join us for a...

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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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 this month. Details 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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