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The Tompkins County Legislature will hold its annual Community Budget Forum on Monday, October 2, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The public information meeting on the budget will be held at County Legislature Chambers, located on the second floor of the Governor Daniel D...

The Legislature’s special Jail Study Committee today considered the focus of its future work, now that the County has received results from the jail population study conducted on behalf of the County by the Center for Governmental Research (CGR).  The CGR report found...

The Tompkins County Legislature, without dissent, urged the United States Congress to pass the new bipartisan-supported “Dream Act of 2017,” to prevent the revocation of legal status from immigrant youth protected under the five-year-old Deferred Action of Childhood...

The Legislature went on record in unanimous support of a New York State Electric and Gas petition to the State Public Service Commission (PSC) requesting permission to construct a pressure-boosting compressor station project to address safety, pressure, and reliability...

The Legislature bid a fond farewell to Legislator Peter Stein, who last week announced he will resign from the Legislature effective September 22, since he is moving out of District 11 (Town of Ithaca), which he represents.

Calling it a “bittersweet moment,”...

MWBE Workshop
Tompkins Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, September 28, 9AM-12PM

The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are pleased to announce the second in their workshop series being...

In three sessions this week, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee heard budget presentations from 19 County departments and agencies, its first full week of review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s 2018 Recommended Budget.

The following...

Beginning this October, United Airlines will serve the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) with Embraer 145 jet aircraft (ERJ 145) as part of a service upgrade program. These 50-seat jets will replace the existing 37-seat turboprop planes to accommodate increased...

The Legislature, in special session, authorized acceptance of two grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and approved the award of contracts for the projects funded by those grants.  All four resolutions were approved without dissent (Legislators Carol...

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 (TCHD). Everyone over the age of six months should be vaccinated...

Tompkins County encourages citizen engagement. One way is to serve in an advisory capacity on a board or committee.  The County is accepting applications for two volunteer citizen boards that advise the County Legislature on decisions made about our...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight began review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s recommended 2018 County Budget, hearing their first five department and agency presentations, and beginning a review process that will run through most of...

At its sixth and final meeting, and after a third required public hearing, Tompkins County’s Shared Services Panel has formally adopted the County’s final Shared Services Plan. 

The final plan, revised only slightly from a draft plan recommended by the panel in...

Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane has delivered to the County Legislature a 2018 Recommended County Budget.  The budget supports quality County services; sustained investment in infrastructure; reasonable and reliable employee wages and benefits; and...

The Legislature tonight resolved many years of study and discussion about the future of the Old County Library site, authorizing sale of the property to preferred developer Travis-Hyde Properties.

The Legislature passed three resolutions regarding disposition—...

The Legislature formally accepted the jail population study conducted by the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) entitled “Assessment of the Future of the Tompkins County Jail” and commended CGR “for its thorough and thoughtful work.” The vote was 12-2, with...

The Tompkins County Health Department is trying to locate a dog that bit a person on Meadowlark Road in the Town of Dryden. The bite occurred Wednesday, August 30, 2017.   

The dog is described as a brown dog, possibly a pit bull, wearing an orange collar.  The...

The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Annette Birdsall as the Library’s sixth director. Birdsall will replace Susan Currie, who will retire in October after more than eight years as Library Director.

“It is my...

Both the Tompkins County DEPARTMENT OF RECYCLING AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT and the County RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE CENTER will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.

There will be no curbside recycling collection on...

On Wednesday, September 6th, the Tompkins County Shared Services Panel will again take public comment on Tompkins County’s recommended county-wide Shared Services Plan.

The public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on September 6th at Tompkins County Legislature...

Nominate a Caring Adult that supports or supported youth. Nominees must be adults (ages 24+) that support or have supported youth (ages 0-24).

Nomination form: ...

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management recently installed its sixth public space recycling station in Dryden’s Montgomery Park. The specially-designed bin features receptacles for both trash and single-stream recyclable items like cans,...

Residents are urged to attend one of three upcoming public meetings to learn about and comment on the wide-ranging law enforcement shared services study that has been underway since early this year.

At each of the meetings, described below, representatives of the...

In an intense, two-hour session today, the Legislature’s special Jail Study Committee began to examine what comes next, now that it has received the findings from a comprehensive six-month study by the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) regarding capacity issues at...

The Tompkins County Health Department urges residents to avoid the risk of rabies and rabies treatment by capturing and submitting for laboratory testing any bat found in their home that may have come in contact with humans or pets. During the hot summer months, bats...

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...

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights (OHR) is launching a new poster contest that invites Tompkins County artists of all ages to apply their creative efforts to the question, “What Would MLK Say Today?” The submission deadline is 12 noon on Monday, January...

“Hey… R you gonna recycle that?”

November 15th is America Recycles Day (ARD), the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling and waste reduction in the U.S.  Residents in Tompkins County are recycling more than ever...

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Valuable information for minority and women business owners. Attend this workshop at the Chamber of Commerce, cosponsored by our Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Committee.  Details HERE.

Tompkins County seeks qualified candidates to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Administrative Head of county government, to succeed retiring Administrator Joe Mareane next year. For more information, click HERE.

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.

The Water Resources Council and Environmental Management Council seek new members. Further details HERE.

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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