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2013 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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2013 News Archives

After two months of budget deliberations, the Tompkins County Legislature adopted the County’s 2014 budget and its capital program for the next five years.  After an hour’s discussion, including on two proposed amendments, Legislators ended up making no changes to the...

The Legislature authorized the transfer of title for Ithaca’s Beechtree Care Center to the Tompkins County Development Corporation, a procedural step to facilitate sale of the facility to the private company that has been operating the home under receivership.  The vote...

The Legislature, by a vote of 13-1, authorized the release of a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the County’s Old Library Property, at the corner of Ithaca’s Cayuga and Court Streets in the DeWitt Historic District.  (Legislator Frank Proto voted no;...

The Tompkins County Legislature is currently seeking new members to serve on its Human Rights Commission ("Commission"). 

As provided for in the County Charter, the role of the Commission is to foster mutual understanding and respect among all persons in Tompkins...

On Friday, November 15th, Tompkins County Solid Waste will celebrate America Recycles Day, a national campaign to raise awareness on the importance of recycling.

TCSW staff will be on hand at Ithaca’s Neighborhood Pride grocery store between 11am and...

Flu immunizations will be available at the Tompkins County Health Department for children (six months and above) and adults from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16 at the Health Department on 55 Brown Road – near the airport. Appointments are preferred but...

The Tompkins County Legislature tonight called its annual hearing to listen to public comments on the recommended 2014 County Budget, but nearly all the comments related to the Public Safety Building renovation that would add seven beds to the county jail and reduce the...

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a woman jogging along the paved Cayuga Waterfront Trail (between the 0-2.5 mile markers) that runs near the Ithaca Dog Park at Treman Marina. The bite occurred Sunday, November 10, 2013, between 11:15am and...

The Legislature scheduled a public hearing on the transfer of Ithaca’s Beechtree Care Center—a procedural step that would convey title of the facility to the Tompkins County Development Corporation, to facilitate sale of Beechtree to the private company that currently...

A dozen residents addressed the Legislature, expressing concern about the County’s plans to renovate the Public Safety Building to replace little used indoor exercise space at the Jail with a covered outdoor recreation area, and enable repurposing of that space to...

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