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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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2017 News Archives

The Legislature’s Facilities and Infrastructure Committee today recommended that the County acquire and improve the current Tompkins Trust building on the Ithaca Commons as a new home for the History Center, as well as for other complementary non-profits co-located as a...

 After 16 years of leading Tompkins County’s Planning arm, Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability Ed Marx has announced plans to retire from County service in late August.

Commissioner Marx joined Tompkins County in 2001 to serve as Commissioner of Planning....

The special Jail Study Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature will meet this Thursday, May 11, 2017, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at Legislature Chambers, located in the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building (second floor), 121 E. Court Street, Ithaca.

Please note...

Please see the reminder, below and attached, from the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) regarding the survey that is part of the Tompkins County Law Enforcement Shared Services Study.  Responses are due before May 31. 

Tompkins County, the...

Have you been wondering what is happening to address our community’s housing challenges? Do you want to weigh in on next steps for addressing local housing needs? Please join the Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability Wednesday, May 17, from 5:...

Spring is here and so are the ticks! It’s time to get outside and enjoy the season. It’s also time to take steps to prevent tick-borne diseases. 

New tick-borne diseases have been discovered in recent years with infections steadily increasing, Lyme disease being...

The Legislature’s Government Operations Committee today recommended Legislature consideration of two initiatives that could help address the county’s housing shortage.

The committee recommended that a public hearing be scheduled on June 6th, 5:30 p.m., on a...

The Tompkins County Legislature has adopted a new Local Law that raises to 21 the legal age for tobacco sale and purchase in Tompkins County. The vote was 9-5, with Legislators Dan Klein, Mike Sigler, Peter Stein, Will Burbank, and Carol Chock voting no.

The new “...

Through a proclamation signed by Legislature Chair Michael Lane, the Legislature paid tribute to Civil Rights leader Dorothy Cotton and the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, proclaiming May 12, 2017 as “Dorothy Cotton and Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers Day” in Tompkins...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, authorized County Administrator Joe Mareane to establish a Shared Services Panel and to undertake the tasks assigned to county chief executive officers under the State’s shared services legislation. The law assigns tasks to the Chief...

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