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Now is the time to get a flu vaccination. There are many opportunities in the community for flu vaccination including health care provider offices, pharmacies, and the Tompkins County Health Department. Everyone 6 months of age and over should be vaccinated every...

Take Steps to Avoid Frostbite and Hypothermia

Forecasters are predicting a blast of very cold Arctic air will cover our region Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday, with the potential for near record cold temperatures.

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Concluding a process that began more than two months ago, the Tompkins County Legislature tonight adopted the County’s 2020 Budget and the 2020-2024 Tompkins County Capital Program.  The budget was approved by unanimous vote.  There were no amendments to the Tentative...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved two measures to increase Tompkins County’s support to the successful Community Housing Development Fund, a decade-old community collaboration addressing the community’s affordable housing crisis.  To date, the partnership,...

After a public hearing (no comments received), the Legislature adopted a new Local Law that enacts a new real property tax exemption for capital improvements to residential properties, under Section 421-F of New York State Real Property Law.  The vote was 12-2, with...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved a real property tax exemption and payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) agreement for the provision of affordable rental housing related to Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services’ Immaculate Conception School redevelopment project,...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved an update to the Tompkins County Comprehensive Plan, based on its five-year review.  The update incorporates a new list of 18 action items between now and the next full update of the Plan, anticipated by 2025. 

The new...

The Legislature, without dissent, authorized public hearings on three issues; all hearings to be held at County Legislature Chambers, located in the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building, 121 E. Court Street, Ithaca, beginning at 5:30 p.m.:

  • For its November...

For a second year, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is partnering with Challenge Workforce Solutions to offer a free Confidential Document Shred Day for all Tompkins County residents.

The event will take place Saturday,...

The Department of Planning and Sustainability is seeking photographs of kayaks, canoes, and other paddle-craft on Cayuga Lake to feature in marketing materials for the forthcoming Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail.

The Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail is a network of public...

The Tompkins County Health Department is notifying the public that a report was received of a raccoon being harbored, possibly as a pet, inside a residence at the Poets Landing Apartments across from the Dryden High School on Freeville Road in the Town of Dryden. The...

The Tompkins County Legislature tonight invited comment on the County’s 2020 Tentative Budget and the 2020-2024 Capital Program but received no public comments about the budget package. 

Only one person attended the hearing.  Laura Krauss, of Danby, a member of...

Tompkins County’s Purchasing Division has identified a scam in which fraudulent purchase orders are being sent to businesses, which appear to come from government agencies.

Scammers are utilizing look-alike email addresses to make it appear that pricing is being...

Do you own or rent a home built before 1978? Does it have peeling or chipping paint? This Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is the time to Get Your Home Tested, Get Your Child Tested, and Get the Facts about lead in your environment. There are many sources of lead, but most...

The first draft of the new Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Plan is available for public comment. The Strategic Tourism Plan guides the county’s values, goals, and proposed actions regarding tourism over through 2027. This draft represents the third update to the...

The County Legislature invites county residents to comment on the County’s proposed 2020 budget and five-year capital plan at a public budget hearing to be held Tuesday, October 29.

The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. at County Legislative Chambers, located...

County Administrator Jason Molino provided the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee a report on status of the Building Conditions Needs Assessment of the County Public Safety Building, being performed by LaBella Associates.  The $74,000 study, approved by the...

The Tompkins County Legislature, by unanimous vote, formally adopted amendments to the County Administrator’s 2020 Recommended Budget and the 2020-2024 Capital Program, as recommended by the Expanded Budget Committee.

The amended budget would increase the...

Legislators approved a series of bond resolutions authorizing the issuance of serial bonds and notes to support a portion of the cost of various highway and bridge capital projects.  The authorizations include bonding for up to $1.6 million for highway reconstruction and...

The Legislature held a public hearing to invite comments on proposed amendments to the Tompkins County Comprehensive Plan, as a result of its five-year review.  While there were no comments at the public hearing, the Legislature heard presentations on the five-year...

The Legislature, by a 12-2 vote, scheduled a public hearing for its next meeting November 7 on a proposed Local Law that, if approved, would enact a new real property tax exemption for capital improvements to residential properties.  The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m...

This information issued by Tompkins County Area Development and republished here.

The Finger Lakes Regional Prosperity Network in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, announced today the award of a USDA...

The Tompkins County Board of Health (BOH) has a City of Ithaca vacancy and invites interested parties to apply for membership. The Board has an interest in someone with restaurant experience, although it is not required.

The BOH is a volunteer board that serves as...

Friday, October 11, 2019 is the last day for a new voter to postmark a registration form to be eligible to vote in the Tuesday, November 5, 2019 General Election.

Sample Ballots for the Tuesday, November 5th, General Election are available and may be viewed...

Date and Time: Thursday, October 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Tompkins County Public Library, Borg-Warner Room

How do we meet the goals of human development today without sacrificing the needs of the economy, society, and...

From Tompkins County Director of Veterans Services J.R. Clairborne:

The annual POW/MIA Watchfire will be held Friday, September 20, 7 p.m., at Myers Point in Lansing.

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the...

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,...

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Be part of the workforce solution in Tompkins County. Applications for this critical county government position accepted through December 2.

Tompkins County seeks qualified candidates for this critical position in county government. Applications accepted through December 2. 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.

The Health Department is providing flu vaccinations for adults at its building, 55 Brown Road, across from the Airport.  Call 274-6616 to schedule your appointment.  More information HERE

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