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2014 News Archives

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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 Department of Recycling and Materials Management will be closed Mon., Feb. 20th, for the Presidents’ Day holiday. The Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be open its regular hours, 7:00am to 3:30pm, with no change in curbside recycling collection.

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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2014 News Archives

Beginning January 1st, 2015, it will be illegal in New York State to throw any electronic waste, or e-waste, into the garbage or place at the curb for trash collection.  This disposal prohibition applies to all residents and includes computers, monitors,...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division wishes you and yours a happy holiday season. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the EPA estimates that Americans toss out 25% more waste than normal.

In Tompkins County, be sure to recycle more this season by...

Friday, January 16, 2015 is the last day for a new voter to postmark a registration form to be eligible to vote in the February 10, 2015 Special Election, 9th County Legislative District (Dryden District 3, Groton Districts 1-4, Lansing District 8).

Friday,...

Expressing deep concern about the effects that a change in State Department of Health policy on non-emergency medical transportation has had on Tompkins County’s GADABOUT Transportation Services and other upstate demand response transit providers, the Tompkins County...

The Legislature observed a minute of silence for two long-time public servants through the Tompkins County Board of Representatives—now known as the Tompkins County Legislature—who passed away this month.  Former County Representative John Marcham served nearly ten years...

Tompkins County Clerk Aurora Rubens Valenti, a native Ithacan and child of naturalized parents who at month’s end will complete 24 years as Tompkins County Clerk, addressed the Legislature tonight to express her thanks, to the Legislature and to the people of Tompkins...

After hearing a presentation from Tompkins County Tourism Coordinator Tom Knipe, the Legislature passed a resolution encouraging New York State to study and address issues related to the growth in short-term online rental services, such as Airbnb.  The vote was 10-3,...

By unanimous vote, the Legislature amended the Capital Program and appropriated revenue from Health Department and Mental Health Department budgets for a required electronic health record practice system, to be used by the two departments.  As a result of response...

The Legislature’s Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, in a unanimous 5-0 vote, today recommended the Legislature allocate $20,000 to support payment of the living wage to contract employees at the County Recycling and Solid Waste Center.

Casella Waste Systems...

Due to inclement weather the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission has postponed The Human Rights Day 2014: A Diversity of Perspectives Panel Discussion and celebration. The event was to have taken place tonight at the Tompkins County Public Library.

 The event...

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