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2011 News Archives

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An opportunity to represent Tompkins County on the TC3 Board of Trustees. Apply by Aug. 20. Details HERE.

Tompkins County seeks qualified candidates for this critical leadership position in county government. Applications accepted through September 2.

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.

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2011 News Archives

Tompkins County Emergency Response and municipal officials are assessing local damage from this week's heavy rainstorm.

In cooperation with the New York State Office of Emergency Management, officials are preparing preliminary assessments to document damage for...

Organizations or individuals interested in learning more about funding opportunities available through the Tompkins County Tourism Program are invited to attend a grant workshop on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011. The workshop will take place from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the...

The Legislature's Capital Plan Review Committee today heard a progress report from HOLT Architects on the Center of Government Study, that examines whether a business case exists for replacing three county government buildings in the current Courthouse complex with a larger...

Sheriff Lansing Directs Emergency Traffic Only
State of Emergency Declared in Town of Caroline

Because of ongoing heavy rain and flooding conditions impeding travel throughout Tompkins County and affecting public safety, Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing...

Roads Closed Until Further Notice in Tompkins County

County and City Government Delay Opening Until 11:00 a.m.

Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing has closed all roads in Tompkins County until further notice. The closing will enable the Sheriff's...

Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing has lifted the road closure order in Tompkins County effective at 9:00 a.m. The closure will be replaced by a Travel Advisory, with drivers urged to exercise extreme caution on all roads. Certain roads will remain impassable.

In light of current weather conditions, County Legislator Brian Robison has postponed tonight's Town Hall meeting to discuss Tompkins County's 2012 Budget. A new meeting date will be set in the near future.


Tompkins County officials are advising no unnecessary travel, as heavy rain from a slow-moving tropical weather system continues to fall at rates of 1-2 inches of rain per hour. The National Weather Service reports rain has caused...

The Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response is closely monitoring weather conditions and the forecast for likely heavy rain over the next day or two.

Officials report that the Southern Tier area is under a flood advisory for the next 24-36 hours. The...

Join in a community conversation on "Density, is it Right for Tompkins County?" on Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Human Services Building at 320 West State Street/West M.L.K., Jr. Street, Ithaca. Light refreshments will be served.