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American Airlines has announced that it will offer a direct flight from the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) to American’s hub at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT).

The new service is slated to begin Saturday,...

The Legislature’s special Transportation Committee heard comments from the ride-hailing service Lyft, as it continued its review of ride-hailing services in Tompkins County, one year after New York State authorized upstate operation of such ride-hailing services.  The...

Tompkins County Department of Social Services will soon issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Homeless Housing Services. The primary service needs are:

  • Maintain emergency sheltering services as an essential element of the community’s safety net.
  • ...

 The Tompkins County Legislature has awarded Elmira Structures, Inc. the contract to construct a food scraps transfer building at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC) in Ithaca.

The County’s Department of Recycling and Materials Management was awarded a $...

The Legislature approved its standard annual resolution adopting a Local Law that permits the Legislature to override the tax levy limit for 2019 as part of adoption of the 2019 Tompkins County Budget.  The vote was 12-1, with Legislator Glenn Morey voting no and...

The Legislature scheduled a July 17 public hearing on a new Local Law to modify the County’s 2015 Local Law establishing the County’s Sustainable Energy Loan Program.  The hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at County Legislature Chambers at the Governor Daniel D....

The Shared Use Mobility Center (Chicago, IL) has announced that Tompkins County is one of six recipients selected to receive one year of free technical assistance to develop mobility-on-demand pilot projects through SUMC’s ...

Our area is expecting excessive heat and humidity Saturday, June 30-Monday July 2 with temperatures above 90 degrees.

These extreme temperatures can be dangerous to health. Take the following precautions:

  • Drink plenty of water – 2 to 4 glasses per...

Tompkins County is taking steps to enhance the County’s Sustainable Energy Loan Program which, once approved by the County Legislature, would incorporate recent amendments to the New York State law and make financing more accessible for clean energy projects. 

The...

Countless T-shirts and bumper stickers famously proclaim that “Ithaca is Gorges.” Indeed, outdoor recreation was identified as the largest draw of leisure visitors to Tompkins County identified in the 2010 Visitor Profile Study. Considering this natural strength, the...

Have you been tested for HIV? June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and it serves as an important reminder to know your status. Nationwide, about 1 in 7 people who have HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), do not know. By getting tested, you can keep yourself and your...

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person on West Green Street, between Fayette Street and Cayuga Street in the City of Ithaca. The bite occurred Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at approximately 6:50 AM.   

The dog is described as medium...

The Tompkins County Legislature, without dissent (Legislator Henry Granison abstained; Legislator Dan Klein was excused), approved adoption of the Tompkins Cortland Community College operating budget for the coming academic year.  Once again this year, the nearly $40.8...

The Legislature authorized County Administrator Jason Molino to execute a new Memorandum of Understanding with Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) for economic development services, for the years 2019-2023, succeeding the current agreement which expires at the end of...

The Legislature, without dissent (Legislator Dan Klein was excused), expressed support for a resolution passed by the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates, which calls for an increase in the assigned counsel rates in New York State.  The Legislature’s...

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...

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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