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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.

The Tompkins County Health Department will be closed on Thursday,April 27th, 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff development. The Department answering service will receive phone calls. Appropriate staff will be notified in case of emergency.

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The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person in the field by Cornell University’s Hurlburt House (Ecology House) on Country Club Road in Ithaca. The bite occurred Monday night around 7 p.m., April 24, 2017. 

The dog is described as...

The Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal will again host a collection event for unwanted medications this Saturday, April 29th. The collection event will take place, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at three locations:

  •  The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, 779...

The Legislature’s special Jail Study Committee heard a procedural status update from the CGR Consulting Group, and reports on services provided at the Tompkins County Jail, as it today continued in its examination of factors contributing to capacity issues at the Jail....

County is recognized for its commitment to reduce energy consumption,
cut costs and drive clean energy in its communities

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that Tompkins County...

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a reminder that children need vaccines right from the start. Immunization gives parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before they turn 2 years old.

To...

Next week, the County Office for the Aging's Spring "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" classes start. Advance registration is required. If you are someone you know is trying to balance caregiving for a spouse, parent or other relative with self-care and other life...

The Legislature held a public hearing on a proposed Local Law that would raise the legal age for tobacco sale and purchase in Tompkins County. The proposed law mirrors existing public health law, but raises the legal age for sale and purchase from 18 to 21. The proposed...

The Legislature awarded nearly $168,000 in County Room Occupancy funds (nearly 50 separate grants), through four grant programs, in the Spring 2017 round of Tompkins County Tourism Grants, as recommended by the County’s Strategic Tourism Planning Board. The grants were...

During Privilege of the Floor at the Legislature meeting, Legislators heard comments of concern from nine community members regarding the County’s Jail Population Study currently in progress, several of them citing what they see as a lack of transparency by the...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Peter Stein was excused) amended the County’s five-year Capital Program and approved funding for a new streams restoration project along Station Road in the Town of Danby. The project, which is eligible for New York State...

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