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Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) is pleased to announce our 4th annual Airport Day festivities on Saturday, September 15th, 2018. Airport Day is open to everyone and entry is free. (Some activities, however, may include a participation cost.)

Airport Day...

On August 14, 2018, a bat found on the sidewalk in front of 530 Madison Street, near the intersection of 5th Street across from Conway Park in the City of Ithaca, was determined to be rabid by the New York State Rabies Laboratory.

If your child was...

The Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee received an update regarding the comprehensive ongoing assessment of the County’s Office of Human Rights, presented by County Administrator Jason Molino, County Attorney Jonathan Wood, and Dr. Kenneth Clarke, Interim...

Sunday, August 19, 2018 is the last day for a new voter to postmark a registration form to be eligible to vote in the Thursday September 13, 2018 Primary Election.

Sample Ballots for the Thursday September 13, Primary Election are available and may be viewed...

Does your organization have an idea for a new project with strong potential to draw visitors from outside Tompkins County? Do you host an event that celebrates local culture in ways that are informative, educational and fun?  If so, consider applying for financial...

The Legislature, without dissent, authorized funding and a contract with the Community Science Institute (CSI) to perform laboratory testing to help address harmful algal bloom in Cayuga Lake.  (Chair Martha Robertson was excused.)  The Legislature appropriated $4,150...

Airport Director Mike Hall provided the Legislature an update report on the complex and fast-paced $24.7 million dollar Airport expansion project.  Bids were opened August 3rd for the first phase of the project, the Main Terminal (cost estimated at $5 million) with a...

The Legislature, through a proclamation from Vice Chair Anna Kelles, honored the life and many contributions of the beloved late local civil rights and Tompkins County community leader Dr. Dorothy Foreman Cotton, prior to the community-wide celebration of her life August...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, awarded the Downtown Ithaca Alliance $42,675 in County tourism funding under the Strategic Tourism Implementation Program to support continued study of a Downtown Ithaca Community Conference Center, as recommended by the County’s...

The Legislature, without dissent, approved a four-year agreement (through the 2022 assessment roll) to continue to provide assessment services to the Town of Covert (Seneca County.)  The joint agreement is authorized under New York State Real Property Tax Law and General...

The Tompkins County Legislature is seeking an individual to appoint to the Board of Trustees of Tompkins Cortland Community College.

The appointment will fill the remaining three years of the unexpired term of recently resigned Trustee Chad Coates.  The applicant...

The County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee today reviewed another potential option for how a renovated County Public Safety Buildingcould possibly be reconfigured, but County Administrator Jason Molino maintains such design discussion at this point is premature. ...

Did you know that there is a pill that can be taken daily to lower one’s risk of HIV infection? The medication is called PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis. Daily PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. Among people who inject drugs, it reduces the...

RecycleTompkins.org, the website of theTompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management, has been updated with a fresh look and...

Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino has tapped two experienced department administrators to serve in the position of Deputy County Administrator, announcing his appointment of Office for the Aging Director Lisa Holmes and Youth Services Director Amie Hendrix to...

Following a public hearing, the Legislature, without dissent, adopted a new Local Law modifying the County’s 2015 Local Law that established the County’s Sustainable Energy Loan Program and authorized the County Administrator to execute an amended municipal agreement...

The Legislature passed a resolution, advanced by Legislator Anna Kelles, that strongly urges the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to adopt more stringent guidelines when revising Greenhouse Gas Emissions standards for major power generators, ones...

Reconsidering a revised version of a resolution first brought up last year, the Legislature unanimously voted to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, “encouraging the celebration of this day in a manner that promotes respect, understanding...

The Legislature approved a resolution to support immigrants and refugees who live within Tompkins County, and maintaining that the separating of children from parents at the United States/Mexico Border is inhumane.  The measure states that the Tompkins County Legislature...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, accepted the audited Financial Report for Tompkins County for the fiscal year 2017, conducted by the audit firm of Insero& Co. CPAs, LLP.  In a comprehensive report to the Legislature, Finance Director Rick Snyder indicated the...

The Legislature’s special Housing Committee today heard from staff from the County’s Department of Planning and Sustainability on steps to be taken to move forward with four initiatives supported through committee consensus last month.  Deputy Commissioner Megan McDonald...

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,...

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 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...

 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 $...

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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An opportunity to represent Tompkins County on the TC3 Board of Trustees. Apply by Aug. 20. Details HERE.

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

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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