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Expressing deep concern about the effects that a change in State Department of Health policy on non-emergency medical transportation has had on Tompkins County’s GADABOUT Transportation Services and other upstate demand response transit providers, the Tompkins County...

The Legislature observed a minute of silence for two long-time public servants through the Tompkins County Board of Representatives—now known as the Tompkins County Legislature—who passed away this month.  Former County Representative John Marcham served nearly ten years...

Tompkins County Clerk Aurora Rubens Valenti, a native Ithacan and child of naturalized parents who at month’s end will complete 24 years as Tompkins County Clerk, addressed the Legislature tonight to express her thanks, to the Legislature and to the people of Tompkins...

After hearing a presentation from Tompkins County Tourism Coordinator Tom Knipe, the Legislature passed a resolution encouraging New York State to study and address issues related to the growth in short-term online rental services, such as Airbnb.  The vote was 10-3,...

By unanimous vote, the Legislature amended the Capital Program and appropriated revenue from Health Department and Mental Health Department budgets for a required electronic health record practice system, to be used by the two departments.  As a result of response...

The Legislature’s Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, in a unanimous 5-0 vote, today recommended the Legislature allocate $20,000 to support payment of the living wage to contract employees at the County Recycling and Solid Waste Center.

Casella Waste Systems...

Due to inclement weather the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission has postponed The Human Rights Day 2014: A Diversity of Perspectives Panel Discussion and celebration. The event was to have taken place tonight at the Tompkins County Public Library.

 The event...

Due to poor road conditions, Wednesday’s curbside recycling pick up has been suspended for those routes serving the town of Groton and village of Trumansburg. Material not picked up today will be collected Thursday, weather permitting.

Other curbside collection...

Due to inclement weather forecasts and the potential for dangerous driving conditions, TCAT is canceling its 6 p.m.‑ to‑ 8 p.m., Tues., Dec. 9, planning meeting at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3).

The meeting at TC3 was scheduled to gather feedback for...

Addressing the community’s energy needs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions poses an immense challenge that demands immediate action, and developing a vibrant local economy that provides more good jobs is a top priority of County government. 

Tompkins...

A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 17th, at 6:00 p.m., at the Ellis Hollow Community Center, regarding the next phase of the Ellis Hollow Road project, from Genung Road to Dodge Road, in the Town of Dryden, which is currently planned for...

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) continues to seek feedback in a series of public sessions to create its first‑ever Title VI Service Standards and Policy Plan – a big‑picture document that will guide TCAT in its service planning decisions in the future. ...

The Legislature authorized release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for redevelopment of the site of the Old Tompkins County Library, the latest step in a process begun a year ago to seek a developer to purchase or lease the property for redevelopment.  As recommended...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved February 10, 2015 as the date for the Special Election in District 9 to fill the unexpired term of Legislature Brian Robison.  (Legislators Nate Shinagawa and Kathy Luz Herrera were excused.)  Mr. Robison resigned at the end...

The Legislature, without dissent, authorized the lease of approximately 10 acres of airport land to the City of Ithaca for the purpose of building and operating a solar array—a key element of a renewable energy partnership between the County and the City that will...

The Legislature recognized the County Highway crew that volunteered last month to help with winter storm disaster recovery in the Buffalo area.  The crew—Willie VanDeMark, Matt Watros, Kevin Hulbert, and Joe Sidle—were in Buffalo for five days, using the County’s front-...

The Legislature reaffirmed its commitment to provide meaningful access to all individuals with Limited English Proficiency seeking or requiring access to County programs, activities, services, and benefits.  The resolution states that the Legislature expects to provide...

The Government Operations Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature tonight recommended that the Legislature proclaim February 10, 2015 as the date of the Special Election to fill the District 9 Legislature vacancy created by the resignation of Legislator Brian...

In celebration of International Human Rights Day 2014, the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission (HRC) invites the community to a panel-based discussion which will explore global and local strategies related to human rights, diversity, and inclusion. 

A...

Residents of Tompkins County are invited to apply for membership on the Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors.

The Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District (TCSWCD) Board of Directors advises the Tompkins County...

A three--hour seminar titled "Living with Alzheimer's for Mid-Stage Caregivers" will be presented Thursday, December 4, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.    It is offered free of charge and...

Responding to a State request for equipment and manpower, Tompkins County has dispatched crews and equipment to assist communities in Western New York deal with the aftermath of the winter storm.

Early today, four County Highway Division employees, with two dump...

On Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th, the Tompkins County Solid Waste Division office will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. The office will re-open on Monday, December 1st.

The Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on...

The Planning, Energy, and Environmental Quality Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature today responded enthusiastically to a presentation from EnergizeNY Finance, the entity established by New York State to operate the State’s property assessed clean...

Tompkins County will lower flags to half-staff Saturday, November 22, in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Michael James Barra, the Korean War veteran and native son of Tompkins County whose remains will be laid to rest this weekend.

Sgt. Barra died as a prisoner of war...

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...

Are you wondering about services for older adults?  From questions about Medicare, to concerns about an older relative, the staff at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging can help you.The Tompkins County Office for the Aging offers information on a wide variety of...

In honor of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights will sponsor its 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Art & Poetry Competition.

The theme of this year's competition is:

“...

With winter weather coming upon us, the Tompkins County Office for the Aging is updating its listing of snow shovelers.  Deep snow and icy sidewalks are dangerous for everyone but especially for senior citizens.  Many seniors are not able to remove the snow from their...

 A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for Caregivers” will be presented by Joy Blumkin on Thursday, December 5, 6:30 PM -8 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. 

Ms. Blumkin, a local attorney,...

Can a city block quit smoking for a day? That's the challenge New Roots Charter School students are presenting to their peers and other Cayuga Street pedestrians on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Nationally, that day is the Great American Smokeout. Locally, it’s the Cayuga...

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There will be a public meeting Dec. 17 on the Ellis Hollow Road project.  Click HERE for details.

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 Draft Request for Proposals document for redevelopment of the Old Library site is posted for comment. Click HERE for details.

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