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2015 News Archives

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Tompkins County seeks qualified candidates for this critical position in county government. Applications accepted through April 9.

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 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

The Legislature reacted to a proposal in the coming year’s State Budget to convert the STAR (School Tax Relief Program) real property tax exemption to a personal income tax credit, which as proposed would start with exemptions granted for the 2015 Assessment Roll—...

County Office for the Aging Director Lisa Holmes delivered a presentation to Legislators on the Office’s 2015 Strategic Plan for Aging in Tompkins County. 

The Plan is posted on the County’s website at...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Nate Shinagawa was excused), called upon the State Legislature to support the plan of the State Commission on Youth, Public Safety, and Justice that the age of criminal responsibility in New York State be raised from age 16...

The Legislature recognized Ithaca High School junior Aidan Mackenzie, of Brooktondale, as the latest Tompkins County Distinguished Youth, the award presented by Legislator Dan Klein, who recognized him for his academic, athletic, and community service achievements.  A...

Before the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee, Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing and Undersheriff Brian Robison presented the detailed After-Action Report on the Barricading Incident at 127 Hornbrook Road in Danby—a two-and-a-half-day standoff that began the evening...

Tompkins County’s recycling efforts received high marks in a recently released audit from the New York State Comptroller’s Office.

The audit examined performance measures of the Solid Waste Management Division from January 1st, 2013 to July 7th...

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights stands with the Empire State Pride Agenda, New York’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, alongside LGBT New Yorkers and allies to call on the New York State Legislature to pass the...

Have you ever wondered what would happen if there was a public health emergency in Ithaca and Tompkins County?  What if there was a disease that was spreading regionally and locally and life-saving medication had to be provided quickly – in a matter of hours – to protect...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging has compiled its 2015 Strategic Plan for Aging in Tompkins County, offering rich information about local aging related issues.  The data will be used to inform decision making on aging services, not only by the Office for the...

The production of fruits and many vegetables is dependent on successful pollination. Honey bees are the most widely used crop pollinators, but honey bee populations have experienced steep decline in North America over the past 50 years due to a variety of causes.  One...

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