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2015 News Archives

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2015 News Archives

Acting on a resolution advanced by Legislator Dooley Kiefer, the Legislature, by unanimous vote of those present (Legislators Will Burbank, Carol Chock, and Jim Dennis were excused), urged the State Legislature to adopt proposed Assembly legislation that would amend...

In an annual report to the Legislature, Megan McDonald of the County Planning Department, updated the Legislature on the work of the Tompkins County Sustainability Team, a working group of County employees established by the County Administrator to promote sustainable...

Francesca Merrick, a junior at Ithaca’s Lehman Alternative Community School, was honored by the Legislature as the latest Tompkins County Distinguished Youth.  Nominated by LACS Service Program coordinator Jon Raimon, Francesca was described as an exemplary “thoughtful,...

Tompkins County will receive assistance from the U.S. Justice Department for a technical review of the two-and-a-half-day barricading incident on Danby’s Hornbrook Road.  That standoff ended January 2, after David Cady was found dead inside the house from a self-...

On May 15th, the Tompkins County Sheriff, Kenneth Lansing, reported on the results of a Multi-Agency Special Operation: “#11 also known as Clean Sweep”. This operation was started in July of 2014 as a result of a rash of community complaints regarding drug...

Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca have been accepted into AARP’s network of Age- Friendly Communities.  An international effort of the World Health Organization, the Age- Friendly Community network includes localities where leadership and residents have committed to...

As an early step preparing for the 2016 County Budget process, Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane today presented the Legislature’s Facilities and Infrastructure Committee the first draft of the County’s proposed 2016-2020 Capital Program.  Administrator Mareane...

The Ellis Hollow Phase 2 Reconstruction Project, from Genung Road to Dodge Road, in the Town of Dryden, is currently planned to begin in 2015.  The Tompkins County Highway Division is pleased to announce that an Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th...

As the first step in the process of developing the 2016 Tompkins County budget, the Legislature has approved a 2016 financial goal that directs the County Administrator Joe Mareane to prepare a recommended operating and capital budget that can be supported with a tax...

Following a public hearing, the Legislature, by a 12-1 vote, approved a new Local Law to establish a sustainable energy loan program in Tompkins County.  The program will provide property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing for local energy-related improvement...

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