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2015 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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2015 News Archives

National Influenza Vaccination Week highlights the importance of flu vaccination for the best protection against the flu. Getting a flu vaccination in December or later will still provide protection this flu season. Melissa Gatch, Supervising Community Health Nurse notes...

The Tompkins County Legislature will have at least two recommended alternatives to consider, as it seeks to determine the leadership structure for the County’s Mental Health Department.

Meeting jointly for more than three hours today, two committees of the...

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights (OHR), in partnership with the Dorothy Cotton Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the 28th Annual Human Rights Arts Competition for all K-12 youth in Tompkins County. The program, formerly known as...

The Tompkins County Legislature has called upon Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature to raised the State’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, supporting a plan that would phase in the new rate by 2021. The vote was 13-1, with Legislator Mike Sigler voting no. Noting that...

The Legislature, without dissent, appropriated $6,500 from the Capital Reserve Fund for Natural, Scenic, and Recreational Resource Protection toward the Town of Dryden’s purchase of a 15-acre parcel on Pinckney Road near Fall Creek, as has been recommended by the County’...

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights (OHR) announces its second annual “What Would MLK Say Today?” Poster Contest, a human rights program designed to provide opportunities for Tompkins County artists to imagine and express how MLK’s timeless...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division recently installed its third public space recycling bin along Main Street in the Village of Trumansburg. Located near the Colonial Laundromat and the children’s “Little Village” in the heart of Trumansburg’s business...

The Government Operations Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature heard a presentation from members of the Indian Creek Neighborhood Association, regarding their concerns about the County’s potential disposition of the remaining 26 acres of the former Health...

On Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th, the Tompkins County Solid Waste Division office will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. The office will re-open on Monday, November 30th.

The Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Thursday,...

The Tompkins County Legislature, after two-and-a-half months of deliberation and review, tonight adopted the County’s 2016 budget and the capital program for the next five years. The budget was approved by a 13-1 vote, with Legislator Dooley Kiefer voting no.

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