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2015 News Archives

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2015 News Archives

The special legislative committee charged with recommending a preferred developer for the Old Tompkins County Library site today began a careful analysis of   the three proposals before it to redevelop the site, but decided to wait a few more days before a scheduled...

Reconsidering a resolution that failed to achieve the required eight votes to pass at its last meeting, the Legislature brought the matter up again, and this time reaffirmed its continued support and preference for a single-payer approach to health care coverage in New...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-1, approved spending targets for County departments and agencies to use in preparing their proposed budgets, as part of the County’s 2016 budget process.  (Legislator Carol Chock voted no; Legislators Peter Stein and Nate Shinagawa were...

The Legislature, without dissent (Legislators Peter Stein and Nate Shinagawa were excused), accepted a $95,314 grant award to Tompkins County under the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s NY Prize Community Grid Competition, for the purpose of...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, scheduled a public hearing on an updated Tompkins County Agricultureand Farmland Protection Plan.  The hearing will be held July 7, 5:30 p.m., at Legislature Chambers, located in the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building (second floor...

The Economic Development Committee of the County Legislature today endorsed establishment of a Tompkins County Energy and Economic Development Task Force, a broad-based group which, as a result of through study and discussion over the next eight months, will recommend a...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division – in partnership with the Village of Cayuga Heights – is pleased to announce the opening of a food scrap recycling drop spot at 836 Hanshaw Road.

The new drop spot at the village offices at Community Corners will be open...

Tompkins County is seeking applicants for several vacancies on the Tompkins County Planning Advisory Board. 

Three of the seats currently open are for individuals with expertise in Historic and Cultural Resources, Housing, and Higher Education.  There is also a...

Gardening, hiking, outside gatherings – it’s time to get outside and enjoy the season. It’s also time to take steps to prevent Lyme disease.  

Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to people through the bite of an infected deer tick that...

Asked to reaffirm its earlier actions in 2006 and 2009, the Legislature failed to take a stand voicing continued support for a single-payer approach to health care coverage in New York State.  Acting on a measure advanced by Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera that would have...

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