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The Environmental Health Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) Response Team of the Tompkins County Health Department is a NYS Department of Health Public Health Works! Nominee for 2018. The team includes:Clayton Maybee, Sanitarian

  • Chris Laverack, Sanitarian
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Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport received a bomb threat at approximately 1PM today, one of many businesses, institutions, and other airports nationwide that received a bomb threat today. 

In accordance with its emergency plan, the Airport immediately notified the...

Did you know Americans create 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day? In Tompkins County, be sure to follow these tips to recycle more and lower your environmental impact this holiday season:

  • Most municipalities have programs for recycling...

As part of a Statewide rollout, Tompkins County launched eWIC in October 2018. As an electronic benefits transfer card or debit card, eWIC eliminates paper checks and provides a more convenient way for families in the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC) to shop...

After a public hearing, the Tompkins County Legislature, without dissent, adopted a Local Law that amends the County Charter to remove the requirement that Local Advisory Boards of Assessment Review meet each year.  In a follow-up action, Legislators, also by unanimous...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved the issuance of up to $22 million in tax-exempt revenue refunding bonds by the Tompkins County Development Corporation.  The bonding refinances the outstanding principal amount of Civic Facility Revenue Bonds issued in 2004 by...

The Legislature, without dissent, reaffirmed three calls for action on the part of New York State, which had been urged by the County Legislature earlier this year.  Acting on member-filed resolutions advanced by Legislator Mike Sigler, the Legislature approved...

It will cost more to dispose of garbage in Tompkins County next year.  Effective January 1st, 2019 the tipping fee at the county’s Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be $90 per ton, up from $85/ton. There will also be changes in the three flat rate tiers for licensed...

National Influenza Vaccination Week highlights the importance of flu vaccination for the best protection against the flu. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal...

After listening to two hours of public comment and engaging in close to another hour-and-a-half of thoughtful discussion, the Tompkins County Legislature went on record against the Cayuga Operating Company’s current proposal to repower the Lansing coal-fired plant.  The...

Culminating weeks of discussion on the part of two of its committees, the Legislature took a stand in support of marijuana legalization in New York State.  The resolution, which supports what the State is already doing, favors bringing an end to marijuana prohibition;...

Due to anticipated weather concerns, the time of the Friday, November 16 meeting of the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee has been changed.

The meeting will begin at 10AM (delayed from its scheduled time of 8:30AM).

The...

The Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature listened to an hour-and-a-half of public comment today, then reached a recommendation to advance to the Legislature regarding the future of the Cayuga Power Plant. 

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Concluding a process that started at the beginning of September, the Tompkins County Legislature tonight adopted the County’s 2019 budget and the 2019-2023 Tompkins County Capital Program. The budget was approved by unanimous vote.

The $187.5 million budget, which...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, confirmed County Administrator Jason Molino’s appointment of Lisa Monroe as Director of the Tompkins County Office for the Aging.  Monroe, who has served as NY Connects Coordinator for the Office for the Aging since 2013, and as the...

Following an executive session, the Legislature by unanimous vote authorized County Administrator Jason Molino to enter into an Option Agreement for Purchase of Real Property for four adjoining parcels, located at 408 and 412-414 N. Tioga Street, and 117 and 119 Sears...

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is partnering with Challenge Workforce Solutions to offer a free Confidential Document Shred Day for all Tompkins County residents.

The event will take place Saturday, November 17th from 9:...

The Legislature’s Public Safety Committee, after discussion, recommended that the Legislature take a stand in support of marijuana legalization in New York State.   The measure won support by a unanimous 5-0 margin. 

The resolution supports bringing an end to...

Now that Election Day is over, those political campaign yard signs - whether made of plastic film or Coroplast® - can be recycled in Tompkins County.

Please remove the wire sign holders or stakes before recycling the signs. The metal sign holders and stakes...

As Tompkins County this Veterans Day commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the County’s new Historical Commission will present a reading of historical documents from 1918, focusing on what Tompkins County residents experienced during what was then...

The County’s Department of Planning and Sustainability is preparing an update of the “2020 Strategic Tourism Plan.” This plan will guide future policies and investments relating to tourism in Tompkins County.

A new online survey is open to gather public feedback...

The Tompkins County Legislature tonight invited comment on the County’s 2019 Tentative Budget and the Capital Program for the next five years.  The Tentative Budget is County Administrator Jason Molino’s Recommended Budget, as amended by the Legislature.  The hearing is...

The Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) is updating its Long-Range Transportation Plan for Tompkins County. The plan covers a 20-year time period through 2040. The purpose and primary objective of the transportation plan is to develop a common vision...

Both Tompkins County Director of Assessment Jay Franklin and Assistant Director Irene Kehoe were recognized this month by their fellow assessment professionals in New York State.

Director Franklin is the recipient of the Harry Dunks Memorial Award, presented at...

The Tompkins County Legislature is seeking members to serve on the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission.

As provided for in the County Charter, the Human Rights Commission’s role is to foster mutual understanding and respect among all persons in Tompkins County...

As Tompkins County this Veterans Day commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the County’s new Historical Commission will present a reading of historical documents from 1918, focusing on what Tompkins County residents experienced during what was then...

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...

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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.

Opportunities to serve on several Planning & Sustainability advisory boards. 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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