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2016 News Archives

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2016 News Archives

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division – in partnership with Cornell University and the Town of Ithaca – is pleased to announce the opening of a new food scraps recycling drop spot on East Hill.

The new drop spot -- located on Pine Tree Road in the lot next to...

An upcoming forum about the heroin and opioid epidemic will focus on treatment options in this area, including medical, outpatient, residential, and self-help.

The forum will take place Thursday, January 28, 5:00-6:30 p.m., at the BorgWarner Room of the Tompkins...

In his annual message before the Tompkins County Legislature, Legislature Chair Mike Lane said that Tompkins County, now in its 199th year, “has set a high bar as a leader among its county peers for policies and programs that are intelligent, innovative, compassionate,...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-3 (Legislators Peter Stein, Jim Dennis, and Mike Sigler voted no), called upon Congress to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. The measure calls upon the County’s federal elected officials (Senators Charles Schumer and...

The Legislature approved a new Local Law amending the County’s Home Occupancy Tax Law, to change the law’s definition of the term “hotel.” The vote was 12-2, with Legislators Carol Chock and Leslyn McBean-Clairborne voting no. No one spoke at a public hearing preceding...

The Legislature recognized Trumansburg High School senior Devon DiMarco as the latest Tompkins County Distinguished Youth.

Nominated by Trumansburg Fire Chief Jason Fulton, Devon is nominated for “his significant work as a young volunteer” since joining the fire...

The Tompkins County Mental Health Department has been awarded a three-year grant by the New York State Department of Health and Office of Mental Health to support the department’s Open Access Program, begun on a pilot basis in 2014.

The nearly $700,000 grant,...

List of Acceptable Items Narrowed to Ensure Quality of Finished Product

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division and Trumansburg-based Cayuga Compost will be implementing changes to the highly-successful food scraps recycling program....

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person walking on East Marshall Street between Linn and North Aurora Streets in the City of Ithaca. The bite occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2016.

The dog is described as a small,...

Program Encourages Clean Energy Improvements for Local Commercially-Owned Properties

Tompkins County Legislature Chair Michael Lane and City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick joined with local government and business leaders today to...

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