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2010 News Archives

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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.

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,October 26, 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.

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

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2010 News Archives

The Tompkins County Highway Division will be opening Ellis Hollow Road for the winter, between Thomas Road and Turkey Hill Road, in the Town of Dryden, at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19. Road construction will resume in the spring of 2011.

Please...

Sample ballots for the November 2 General Election are now available at the Board of Elections' office or can be viewed at votetompkins.com.

Absentee ballots are also available. The last day to postmark an application...

The Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal is looking for a few more volunteers to assist with the Safe Medication Disposal Day this Saturday, October 16th at TCAT headquarters on Willow Avenue in Ithaca. This event gives people the chance to safely dispose of household...

Much of the focus was on the Health Department, as Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee neared the end of the presentation phase of 2011 budget review--'much of that discussion concerning the future of the certified home health agency (or CHHA) operated by the...

On Tuesday, October 12, residents will have an opportunity to learn about the 2011 Tompkins County budget and the fiscal challenges the County faces as it prepares for next year, in an hour-long broadcast forum on WHCU Radio, 870 AM and on 95.9FM in Ithaca.

The...

In their latest budget review session, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee were urged to consider the potential effects of cutting the County's contribution to support municipal youth development programs. In her final budget presentation in 30 years as...

The Tompkins County Legislature has taken a firm stand on the issue of a proposed property tax cap, maintaining that New York State must significantly cut its unfunded mandates that cause local property tax increases before imposing any local property tax cap. Acting on a...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Will Burbank was absent), accepted a $29,500 "Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Rebuy in Schools Grant" awarded by the federal Environmental Protection Agency to the Solid Waste Management Division. The grant, which involves a $3,000 local...

Participants in a Dryden youth leadership program serving those living in local mobile home parks are recognized as this month's Tompkins County Distinguished Youth. The O.U.R.S (Opportunity Understanding Respect Success) Teen and 'Tween Leadership Council works with...

A free seminar for concerned relatives and caregivers of older adults, "When an Elder Resists Help," is being held Tuesday, October 19, 7:00-8:30 PM, at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca.

Liz Norton, RN, will discuss the...

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