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The Old Library Committee will meet Friday, July 10 at 9:00 a.m. to review legislation authorizing the sale of the Old Library building.  The meeting will be held at County Legislature Chambers, located at the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building (second...

Eighty-six percent of Tompkins County youth report that they feel safe in their neighborhoods and schools.  83% say they could ask one of their parents for help with a personal problem.   And 80% have notused alcohol or marijuana in the past 30 days.

These...

Tompkins County residents are advised that Sheriff Ken Lansing has issued another high water advisory for Cayuga Lake due to the recent flooding in the county.

The high water advisory includes a "no wake zone" within 500 feet of shore when traveling on the lake....

The Tompkins County SOLID WASTE DIVISION OFFICE will be closed Friday, July 3rdin observance of the Independence Day holiday.

The RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE CENTER will be open on Friday, July 3rdfrom 7:00am...

As part of its ongoing commitment to community health and safety, Tompkins County government has launched its new Public Access Defibrillator program, installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all County facilities, and training more than 100 County staff to...

This year, New York State required local governments and schools to present a plan to show how they will save over 1% of their tax levies through mergers, consolidations, shared services, and efficiencies that have been initiated since 2012.  Governments within Tompkins...

The Tompkins County Legislature has failed to yet reach a decision on selecting the preferred developer for the County’s Old Library site.  Considering the Old Library Committee’s recommendation to award the Travis Hyde Properties team preferred developer status, after a...

Don Barber, executive director of the Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium, provided an update report to the Legislature on the Consortium, which began to operate in 2011 as the first Article 47 municipal health insurance consortium in New York...

Officials report that nearly all roads in southern Tompkins County have reopened following yesterday’s flash flooding that hit hard in the Towns of Newfield and Danby.  Motorists, however, are still advised to drive carefully because of road damage—in places there are...

The Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response's 9-1-1 Center has successfully met all Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) requirements for the Project 33 Agency Training Program Certification. The department began pursuing certification in...

The popular Airport Day and Father’s Day Breakfast has expanded this year to include the first 5k on the runway. Joining forces on...

Renting and want your apartment to be smoke-free? A wide majority of adults currently live in a home where smoking is not allowed.

However, when renting, tenants who want to live in a smoke-free home should understand the landlord’s smoking policy before they sign...

The process of seeking a new use for Tompkins County’s Old Library site took another step forward today, as the Legislature’s Old Library Committee, in a 3-2 vote, recommended that the Legislature select the Travis Hyde Properties team as preferred developer of the site...

The annual report for Tompkins County’s Stormwater Coalition is now available for review and comment. Members of the public are invited to ask questions and provide comments on the 2014-2015 annual report at the June 15thmeeting of the Tompkins County Water...

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...

Tompkins County Transportation Planner Dwight Mengel has been awarded the 2015 George Rucker Award from the Community Transportation Association of America.  The award was presented June 3 at the association’s 2015 Community Transportation Expo in Tampa, Florida.

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Amy Wilson Guerreri has been appointed Tompkins County Commissioner of Personnel following a national search.  The Legislature confirmed County Administrator Joe Mareane’s appointment of Ms. Guererri by unanimous vote (Legislators Nate Shinagawa and Peter Stein were...

The special legislative committee charged with recommending a preferred developer for the Old Tompkins County Library site today began a careful analysis of   the three proposals before it to redevelop the site, but decided to wait a few more days before a scheduled...

Reconsidering a resolution that failed to achieve the required eight votes to pass at its last meeting, the Legislature brought the matter up again, and this time reaffirmed its continued support and preference for a single-payer approach to health care coverage in New...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-1, approved spending targets for County departments and agencies to use in preparing their proposed budgets, as part of the County’s 2016 budget process.  (Legislator Carol Chock voted no; Legislators Peter Stein and Nate Shinagawa were...

The Legislature, without dissent (Legislators Peter Stein and Nate Shinagawa were excused), accepted a $95,314 grant award to Tompkins County under the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s NY Prize Community Grid Competition, for the purpose of...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, scheduled a public hearing on an updated Tompkins County Agricultureand Farmland Protection Plan.  The hearing will be held July 7, 5:30 p.m., at Legislature Chambers, located in the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building (second floor...

The Economic Development Committee of the County Legislature today endorsed establishment of a Tompkins County Energy and Economic Development Task Force, a broad-based group which, as a result of through study and discussion over the next eight months, will recommend a...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division – in partnership with the Village of Cayuga Heights – is pleased to announce the opening of a food scrap recycling drop spot at 836 Hanshaw Road.

The new drop spot at the village offices at Community Corners will be open...

Tompkins County is seeking applicants for several vacancies on the Tompkins County Planning Advisory Board. 

Three of the seats currently open are for individuals with expertise in Historic and Cultural Resources, Housing, and Higher Education.  There is also a...

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...

Tompkins County Youth Services Department announces the release of its 2014 OJ Guide to Teen Services and Activities.  The updated Guide lists services that are available in Tompkins County for teens, primarily ages 13–19.  The Guide contains activities and services that...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division – in partnership with the Village of Lansing – is pleased to announce the opening of a food scrap recycling drop spot at 2405 North Triphammer Road.

The new drop spot behind the Lansing village office will be open every...

The Community Coalition for Healthy Youth and the Alcohol & Drug Council are sponsoring a free event on Monday, Sept. 15, 1-4 PM at Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green St., Ithaca.  Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., will present an overview of research about marijuana as featured in his...

Providing companionship to an elderly person can be a wonderful volunteer opportunity for individuals in our community. 

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is seeking volunteers who can visit homebound seniors on a weekly basis for about an hour, for the...

 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 reduce stress, improve self...

A free workshop titled "Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics" will be held Wednesday, July 16, Noon-1:30 p.m. at Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.    It is open to anyone concerned about a...

If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child, are over 21 and have room in your heart and home,please consider attending an informational meeting to learn what the next step is to becoming a certified foster, adoptive or respite parent.   At this...

The message below from the Ithaca Board of REALTORS® is posted here as a public service.

 

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A free workshop on "Project Lifesaver" will be offered by Deputy Sheriff Dawn Caulkins on Thursday, June 5, 6:30 -8:-00 p.m. at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.  

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is...

The county’s next Safe Medication Disposal event will be held this Saturday, April 26.

The collection event gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of expired or no longer needed household medications.  It is being held in conjunction with the U.S. Drug...

The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council and the Tompkins County Council of Governments will sponsor a free public forum Wednesday, April 23, entitled “100% Renewable Energy:  We’re Moving Forward!”  The forum will take place at the Ithaca Unitarian...

The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council is pleased to host a program on Onondaga County’s award winning green infrastructure program Save the Rain.

The event, featuring Madison Quinn, program coordinator for Save the Rain, will take...

At a Town Hall Meeting in Ithaca April 8, those including college-bound students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn from college representatives how Wellness, Relationships, Activities, and Parent resources can boost students...

Family caregivers of older adults wishing to participate in the Spring series of classes titled “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” should register soon with the Tompkins County Office for the Aging.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free, six-week educational...

America’s Youth now stand last in line for jobs.  The 2012 State of Tompkins County Youth Report conducted by the Tompkins County Youth Services Department cited a lack of youth employment opportunity as a high priority need here in Tompkins County.   

In...

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is being offered in February by the Tompkins County Health Department and the Human Services Coalition. Both organizations are participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led National Diabetes Prevention...

Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964, smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half. Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of...

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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.

Due to storm damage, the County Highway Division has closed the Carter Creek Road Bridge in the Town of Newfield until further notice.  The bridge is closed to all through traffic. Contact the Highway Division, at (607) 274-0300, with questions or concerns.

Due to road construction, ecycling collection on Ellis Hollow Road, town of Dryden, will take place 5:00:-6:00 AM, beginning Thursday, June 4. Place recyclables at the curb Wednesday nights until further notice.

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.

Proposals received by the County for redevelopment of the Old Library site are now posted. Click HERE to see them.

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