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2011 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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2011 News Archives

Legislature Chair Martha Robertson and County Administrator Joe Mareane told legislators they are deeply concerned about a proposed "emergency" State Department of Health regulation intended to fast-track the entry of new Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHAs) in counties...

The Tompkins County Council of Governments (TCCOG) will sponsor a public hearing on Thursday, December 1 to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining and...

Area residents had the opportunity to officially weigh in on New York State's proposed gas drilling rules, at an Ithaca hearing tonight sponsored by the Tompkins County Council of Governments (TCCOG). Citizens from Tompkins County, the Finger Lakes region, and beyond were...

A program to be held December 1 will present results of research showing how Cayuga Inlet wetlands lost over the past two centuries might be restored.

The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council (EMC) recently reviewed written records, aerial photographs...

Nearly five months after it began its work, the County's Independent Redistricting Commission has filed an interim report with the County Legislature, summarizing its activities to date. The Commission is charged with presenting the County Legislature a recommended plan...

On Monday, December 5, the Tompkins County Community Mental Health Services Board and Tompkins County Mental Health Services will host a Memorial Open House in honor of long-time Mental Health Commissioner Bob De Luca, who died last month.

The Open House will...

The Legislature, without dissent, urged passage of proposed State legislation that would implement a multi-year State takeover of the local share of Medicaid over the next eight years. It was noted that State Medicaid is the number one mandate facing counties and is...

Maintaining that county health departments are responsible for ensuring the safety of local drinking water supplies and protecting public health, including the responsibility under pending regulations for water supply testing and investigating complaints related to...

After two-and-a-half months of budget deliberations, the final action took less than ten minutes, as the Tompkins County Legislature tonight adopted the County's 2012 budget and its capital program for the next five years.

The adopted budget is identical to the...

The session was short, the comments appreciative, as the Tompkins County Legislature tonight took comment on the recommended amended County Budget for 2012.

Tonight's formal budget hearing lasted only ten minutes, and four people spoke. All of them, representing...

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