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2016 News Archives

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Click HERE for information from the Tompkins County Health Department on tick disease prevention & to watch the NYSDOH video on how to remove a tick.

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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2016 News Archives

The Legislature’s Government Operations Committee today recommended appropriating $15,000 in contingent funds to support a structural, mechanical, and codes assessment of the Tompkins Trust building on the Ithaca Commons. The study would be an initial step in the County’...

Now that Halloween is behind us, don’t forget to compost your Jack-o’-Lantern. Composting is easier than ever in Tompkins County! Residents can take advantage of the Solid Waste Division’s food scraps recycling program and bring their pumpkins and food scraps to one of ...

A free public summit at the end of this month will bring together people who work or live in Tompkins County to examine this area’s growing shortage of housing, its effects, and how we can work together to develop community-based solutions to this problem.

The...

Following a public hearing, the Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved a new Local Law opting in on a new provision of state law to provide a restricted sale price exemption on houses subject to a housing trust; the exemption covering the difference between the...

Responding to a measure advanced by Legislator Carol Chock, the Legislature, in 40 minutes of thoughtful discussion, considered whether the Legislature should urge the New York State of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to require Cargill to prepare a full Environmental...

There were no speakers tonight, as the Legislature held its annual public budget hearing on the County’s 2017 Tentative Budget and Capital Plan for the next five years, the formal part of the County’s budget process devoted to inviting public comment. Legislature Chair...

The Legislature approved the appropriation of $6,500 from the Capital Reserve Fund for Natural, Scenic, and Recreational Resource Protection to support the acquisition of a 144-acre parcel on Heisey Road in Danby by the Finger Lakes Land Trust. The property, located in...

Tompkins County today announced that it is exploring the purchase of the Tompkins Trust Building on the Ithaca Commons to serve as a new home for The History Center in Tompkins County and a proposed heritage education center. As a part of that exploration, the County...

The County Legislature invites county residents to comment on the County’s proposed 2017 budget at a public budget hearing to be held Tuesday, November 1.

The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. at County Legislative Chambers, located on the second floor of the...

New York has become the 12th state to enact a "Slow Down to Get Around" law that requires drivers to slow down or move over when approaching waste and recycling vehicles using their safety lights while collecting. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation into law...

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