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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.

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2015 News Archives

The Legislature approved a Local Law that permits the Legislature to override the 2016 tax levy limit, if it opts to do so as a result of the 2016 budget process.  Passage of such a law, which has been done every year since the Property Tax Cap went into effect, would...

The Legislature heard more public comment on the Old Library project, which returns to the Old Library Committee for review July 10, after neither proposal drew the necessary eight votes at the Legislature’s June 16 meeting.  Sixteen people addressed legislators,...

The Old Library Committee will meet Friday, July 10 at 9:00 a.m. to review legislation authorizing the sale of the Old Library building.  The meeting will be held at County Legislature Chambers, located at the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building (second...

The Legislature authorized an agreement with Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services for sale of a property located on Cook Street in the Village of Freeville, adjacent to the Lehigh Crossing senior housing apartment development, which was withheld from the 2014 foreclosure...

Eighty-six percent of Tompkins County youth report that they feel safe in their neighborhoods and schools.  83% say they could ask one of their parents for help with a personal problem.   And 80% have notused alcohol or marijuana in the past 30 days.

These...

Tompkins County residents are advised that Sheriff Ken Lansing has issued another high water advisory for Cayuga Lake due to the recent flooding in the county.

The high water advisory includes a "no wake zone" within 500 feet of shore when traveling on the lake....

The Tompkins County SOLID WASTE DIVISION OFFICE will be closed Friday, July 3rdin observance of the Independence Day holiday.

The RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE CENTER will be open on Friday, July 3rdfrom 7:00am...

As part of its ongoing commitment to community health and safety, Tompkins County government has launched its new Public Access Defibrillator program, installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all County facilities, and training more than 100 County staff to...

This year, New York State required local governments and schools to present a plan to show how they will save over 1% of their tax levies through mergers, consolidations, shared services, and efficiencies that have been initiated since 2012.  Governments within Tompkins...

The Tompkins County Legislature has failed to yet reach a decision on selecting the preferred developer for the County’s Old Library site.  Considering the Old Library Committee’s recommendation to award the Travis Hyde Properties team preferred developer status, after a...

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