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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 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 Tompkins County Board of Health (BOH) anticipates two vacancies beginning January 1, 2012.

  • One is a consumer (non-physician) seat. A consumer may be someone who has received Health Department services or who is interested in public health...
  • Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee moved ahead in the 2012 County Budget process tonight, recommending for consideration by the Legislature an amended tentative 2012 County budget that would raise the tax levy by 3.99%. The recommended amended budget, to be...

    Recommendations made tonight by Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee would reduce the County Administrator's recommended 2012 County Budget by more than half-a-million dollars, and the recommended tax levy increase to from 5.4 to 4.1%. But Legislators, after...

    The County's Independent Redistricting Commission, charged with recommending a plan for reapportioning County legislative districts based on the 2010 Census, continued its work this week. Members reviewed a number of alternatives based on a Legislature of 13 to 16 members...

    The Legislature is calling upon New York State to withdraw new draft regulations on gas drilling through high volume slickwater hydraulic fracturing until the Environmental Impact Statement on such drilling becomes final.

    Legislators, by unanimous vote, with...

    By a vote of 13-2, the Legislature urged Cornell University Administrators to engage in an open, inclusive process in implementing plans to restructure the University's Africana Studies and Research Center, as they change it from the cross-disciplinary, intercollegiate unit...

    The Legislature, by a vote of 11-4, approved sale of the County's Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) to the firm HCR, based in Rochester, NY, directing the County to enter into a sales agreement, pending State Health Department approval, for the CHHA's Operating...

    Tompkins County Mental Health Commissioner Robert De Luca, who has led the County's Mental Health Department for the past decade, died this weekend, after bravely battled significant health challenges over the past year.

    "In spite of failing health, Bob's...

    Six weeks after receiving a recommended 2012 County Budget from County Administrator Joe Mareane, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee began the process of proposing recommended changes to the budget, after hearing presentations from departments and agencies...

    The Cayuga Inlet will be partially re-opened to normal activities this afternoon upon the successful application of the Herbicide Aquathol K (active ingredient Endothall) in the Cayuga Inlet on October 11 and 12, 2011. The application of this herbicide was part of a rapid...

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