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2015 News Archives

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Health Department Rabies Clinics this month. Details HERE.

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, without dissent (Legislator Mike Sigler was excused), awarded McPherson Builders, Inc., of Ithaca, the construction contract for preservation of the historic Newfield Covered Bridge .  McPherson’s bid was $218,602.80.  The Newfield Covered Bridge, built...

The Legislature appointed Legislators Nathan Shinagawa, Jim Dennis, Will Burbank, and Martha Robertson to new one-year terms as members of the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency, and non-Legislator members to new two year terms—Chamber of Commerce president...

Shortly before his raid on Harper’s Ferry arsenal, abolitionist John Brown is said to have made a personal plea to ex-slave Frederick Douglass to join him, saying “When I strike, the bees will begin to swarm, and I shall want you to hive them.”  Douglass refused, writing...

An hour-long public workshop session today explored the Energize NY program, with a gathering made up mostly of Tompkins County and City of Ithaca officials participating in a telephone conference with Joe Del Sindaco of Energize NY Finance, the entity...

The Tompkins County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee today discussed the issue of body cameras for police officers, hearing a report from Sheriff Ken Lansing and Undersheriff Brian Robison from their examination of the issue.

Sheriff Lansing told the...

With additional snow accumulation in the forecast, the Tompkins County Solid Waste Division advises residents there could be delays in the recycling collection schedule because of poor road conditions. Updates on the status of curbside collection will be posted on the...

Tompkins County Planning Commissioner Ed Marx provided Legislators a detailed overview of the draft 2015 Tompkins County Comprehensive Plan.  The proposed 2015 Plan represents the first full update of the County’s Comprehensive Plan since it was first adopted by the...

The Legislature received its annual year-end report on the Tompkins County Compliance Program from Deputy County Administrator and County Compliance Officer Paula Younger, who chairs the County’s ten-member Compliance Committee. 

As stated in the report presented...

County Administrator Joe Mareane presented to the Legislature his annual summary of major accomplishments by County departments during 2014.

View the Administrator’s presentation on the County Administration section of the County website at...

The Housing Fund - Funding Round 9: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is now open for the Community Housing Affordability Program and Community Housing Trust Program
The Housing Fund, which consists of the Community Housing Affordability...

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