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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

The Legislature's committee structure will remain much the same for the coming year, but Chair Martha Robertson's committee assignments and appointments contain several key changes. Regarding chairmanships, Carol Chock will succeed Dooley Kiefer as chair of the Facilities...

Legislature Chair Martha Robertson has appointed Gail Holst-Warhaft as Tompkins County Poet Lareate for 2011. Born in Australia, the new Poet Laureate brings to the position a diverse background, including experience as a journalist, broadcaster, writer, academic, musician...

The Legislature provided the approval needed to conduct an expert review of the County's Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA). The Legislature, by unanimous vote, awarded the firm of Jack Venesky, CPA & Associates, of Syracuse, the contract to support the first phase of...

The Tompkins County Board of Elections recently completed a major project to archive, digitize, and post online local election results dating back to 1915. Many staff members and interns took part in the various tasks needed to make this possible. Thousands of results, most...

The Legislature has reelected Martha Robertson (D) to lead the Legislature during 2011. The position of Chair is filled each year by a majority vote of the 15 members of the Legislature. The chair is responsible for overseeing all Legislative functions.

At the...

Looking back on 2010 and ahead to 2011and stressing the codependent relationship between county and state government, Legislature Chair Martha Robertson in her annual address to the Legislature urged the State's new Governor, Andrew Cuomo, to rebuild the people's trust in...

The Legislature, by a vote of 13-2, scheduled a public hearing on a proposed local law that would amend the County Code to regulate heavy commercial/industrial use of County highways to preserve local roads from damage from such temporary heavy use. (Legislators Jim Dennis...

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