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2016 News Archives

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2016 News Archives

The Legislature, without dissent allocated $2,500 from the Contingent Fund to help support the 2016 Tompkins County Housing Summit, a collaborative effort involving a number of individuals and organizations throughout the community, to share information from recent...

In a July 19, 2016 letter to Tompkins County Sheriff Kenneth Lansing, the New York State Commission of Corrections announced its revocation of a variance that has allowed the County to operate the County Jail with 18 beds more than the 82 beds the facility was designed...

Tompkins County and much of the Finger Lakes are experiencing severe drought conditions, because of our prolonged period of low rainfall.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a drought “watch” for all of New York State.  

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The Special Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature performing the once-a-decade review of the County Charter today recommended adoption of a new Local Law that would remove law enforcement responsibilities from the elected office of County Sheriff and transfer them...

The Community Housing Development Fund – 2016 Open Funding Round’s next deadline for funding is approaching

The Community Housing Development Fund is a joint effort of Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca and Cornell University. The Fund helps...

Tompkins County again this year has been recognized as one of the nation’s top digital counties by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties (NACo). The award identifies best technology practices among U.S. counties nationwide,...

College's Longest-Serving President to Step Down August 31, 2017

(This information provided by Tompkins Cortland Community College.  Tompkins County is a county sponsor of the College, along with...

The Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport plans to open at 12 noon on Friday, July 22nd, completing a two-week closure to resurface the runway.   County Airport operations, Suit-Kote, and C&S Engineering collaborated with our three airlines,...

As a result of the prolonged period of low rainfall, the New York State Department of Conservation has issued a drought “watch” for all of New York State. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Tompkins County and much of the Finger Lakes are experiencing severe drought...

The Tompkins County Health Department reports a local increase of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis. From January to June 2016, there have been 174 cases of Chlamydia, 22 cases of Gonorrhea and 6 cases of Syphilis. STI...

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