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2012 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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2012 News Archives

The Tompkins Zimride Rideshare Coalition is the recipient of the Tompkins County Environmental Management Council (EMC) Transportation Initiative of the Year Award. The annual was presented last month.

Zimride is designed to be a fun way for those who live, work...

Seasonal flu has arrived in Tompkins County. Laboratory confirmed cases indicate that there are Tompkins County residents who have become ill with the flu this season. However, these cases do not reflect prevalence since not everyone visits a doctor when they have the flu...

The Legislature's Planning, Development, and Environment Quality Committee today recommended that the Legislature seek State authorization to dedicate Mortgage Recording Tax revenue for mass transportation purposes. Support came by a unanimous 4-0 margin, with Legislator...

Director Lisa Holmes reported on the County Office for the Aging 2012 Needs Assessment of Persons Age 60+, a wide-ranging assessment focusing on factors such as demographics, employment, housing, transportation, isolation, activities and volunteering, technology and...

The Legislature heard a presentation from Commissioner of Planning and Community Sustainability Ed Marx regarding the update to the County's 20-Year Capital Plan, prior to a scheduled adoption vote at the next Legislature meeting. Commissioner Marx noted that major changes...

The Legislature urges that the public comment period on revised State regulations on high volume hydraulic fracturing be extended to at least 90 days, now that the New York State Department of Environmental (DEC) has extended its rulemaking process to permit the State...

The Tompkins County Legislature at its last meeting recognized the many contributions of the county's home care services, and the professionals and volunteers who provide high quality and compassionate care to those in need.

Legislature Chair Martha Robertson on...

Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division Manager Barbara Eckstrom today announced that Geoff Dunn will join the Division next month as Communications and Administrative Coordinator, where he will play a key role in guiding the Division's public communications and...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is offering a free workshop, titled "Navigating Difficult Conversations: A Guide for Family Caregivers," on Thursday, December 6, at 6:30 PM at Lifelong, 110 W. Court St., Ithaca.

Robert Levine, of Family and Children's...

Tompkins County is launching its 2020 Strategic Tourism Plan with a new grant funding opportunity.

The Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB), the County's official advisory board for tourism development, recently completed two years of work on the Plan with...

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